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October 1, 2019

Types of visas available to migrants: Big changes ahead

Are you prepared? There are many different types of work visas. They generally fall into two types: Employer assisted. Others work visas such as graduate visas, […]
September 27, 2019

Changes to character rules pose risks for applicants and employers

You said what? – Upcoming changes to character rules pose risks for both applicants and employers If you thought “character” issues in immigration applications are just […]
August 22, 2019
Immigration and Employment law in New Zealand

Immigration and Employment law in New Zealand

When you recruit and hire migrant workers, you must comply with employment and immigration laws.  Under these laws, employers have certain responsibilities and obligations. Employers are […]
July 22, 2019
Hiring from overseas

Three things Employers need to do when hiring from Overseas

Hiring overseas workers can seem like a real challenge for employers.  Recent proposed changes to work visas have made many employers uneasy.  However, we still have […]
July 1, 2019

Get ready, get ready, get ready – Upcoming changes for employer-assisted work visas

The upcoming changes to the New Zealand immigration system will affect almost every person who holds or intends to apply for an employer-assisted work visa. A […]
May 22, 2019

How to avoid immigration processing delays with INZ

Immigration New Zealand’s (INZ) processing delays can easily lead to confusion and stress for applicants. Recent publicity around the increasing delays reminds us that, while delays […]
April 29, 2019

“New NZ immigration targets slow visa processing”

Richard was interviewed by Radio NZ about how visa processing times are being manipulated to engineer fewer approvals and meet Government residence targets. Immigration New Zealand […]
November 22, 2018

“Immigration NZ making it hard for people to get the right advice”

Immigration New Zealand’s services have become inefficient and substandard after it shut down drop-in centres, Richard was interviewed by Radio NZ noting that Immigration New Zealand’s […]
September 21, 2018

“Fijian overstayer’s 20-year fight for residency”

A client’s story of how she became illegal in New Zealand. Her case illustrates the brutal reality of ‘behind closed doors’ decision making by Immigration New […]
August 2, 2018

“Immigration dumps controversial deportation analytical tool”

Immigration New Zealand appears to have scrapped data and predictive modelling work it did to prioritise deportations.  View comments from Richard Small to Radio New Zealand, […]
December 6, 2017

“Indians bearing brunt of immigration crackdown”

In response to what appears to be a crackdown on visas, with official figures showing a sharp increase in the number of work visas being rejected for […]
July 19, 2017

Listen to an audio interview with Newstalk ZB

Immigration Specialist Richard Small speaks to Larry Williams on Mike Hosking Breakfast (NZ’s number one breakfast show) Kiwifruit worker exploitation only the tip of the iceberg […]