Immigration

PhD and postgraduate students can return to study in New Zealand
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The Government has established a new category that will allow 250 international PhD and postgraduate students to enter New Zealand and continue their studies, in the latest set of border exceptions.
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New border exception for normally resident work visa holders
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On 9 September 2020, the Government announced it was creating a new border exception category to enable the return of some temporary work visa holders who are overseas and have strong, ongoing links to New Zealand.
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Travel Ban Exception Process
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The New Zealand border is currently closed to most travellers. New Zealand citizens and permanent resident visa holders are still able to travel to New Zealand as are Australian citizens and permanent residents who are ordinarily resident in New Zealand.
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Temporary visas automatically extended due to COVID-19
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The Government recently announced an epidemic management notice for visas, to control the spread of COVID-19. This comes into effect on Thursday 2 April 2020.
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Government unveils new work visa rules
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In September 2019, Minister Iain Lees-Galloway announced changes to temporary work visas.
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