INZ has apologised for “informally” cherry-picking highly-paid residence applications for 18 months.
The Government has been called on to create pathways to residency and remove salary criteria on work and parent visas.
The Government is due to make an announcement soon about when it will restart selecting SMC expressions of interest.
Major shovel-ready projects are facing delays due to strict border restrictions.
International students got another ‘cold shower’ last week.
But the anticipated flood of returning ex-pats is yet to be seen, Stats NZ says.
INZ has removed the visa extension expiry date.
Skilled Migrant residence applicants could see processing times delayed even further.
Pasifika advocates warned that overstayers may be fearing repercussions from Immigration NZ.
‘Too big a bubble’: Immigration NZ denied visas for a third of the vessel’s 20-odd crew.