June 24, 2020
Covid-19 NZ border

COVID-19: Update 4 – Level 1

New Zealand moved to Alert Level 1 on Tuesday 9 June 2020… 80 days after the government announced the alert system on 21 March 2020 New […]
May 27, 2020
Immigration and Employment law in New Zealand

Repeat Labour Market tests?

Immigration Instructions already provide that a skills match reports must be provided from MSD for ANZSCO skill level 4 and 5 positions.  The tests include that […]
May 27, 2020

Covid 19: Update 3

New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2 on Thursday 21st May 2020 Our border remains closed for non-residents and citizens with very few exceptions.  The border closure could […]
March 23, 2020


Our border is now closed Who is affected? The New Zealand Government closed our border to almost all travellers from midnight Thursday 19 March 2020  except: New […]
March 19, 2020

COVID 19 and Pacific Legal

COVID 19: What we’re doing to ensure continued services We know this is a difficult time for our clients and employers. Pacific Legal is working to […]
March 2, 2020
Approved Immigration New Zealand application form

Partnership-based visas: meeting the living together test

Recently there have a lot of stories about declined partnership-based visa applications in the media. Discretion was removed for visitor visas for arranged marriages and other […]
December 9, 2019
Immigration Law

Interim visas: what you need to know

Pacific Legal’s successful complaint against Immigration New Zealand+ Pacific Legal recently raised concerns at situations where partnership temporary work visa applicants were being told by Immigration […]
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 […]