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Changes to the Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa

      From 7 October Immigration New Zealand is changing the Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa. The following areas are changed, increasing the annual salary limit from NZD $55,000 to NZD $79,560 removing the option to get a Permanent Resident Visa if you apply...

New Travel Requirements for Overseas Visitors

Immigration New Zealand is introducing a new travel requirement for visitors from visa waiver countries from 1 October 2019. It’s called the NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority). All visitors - whether they're coming for a holiday, to visit friends and...

Immigration NZ warns of scam targeting visa holders

Immigration New Zealand says visa holders in New Zealand are being contacted by people pretending to be from Immigration New Zealand. They are demanding payment from people to avoid deportation for various reasons, including incorrectly completing an arrival card and...

Access NZ is holding Auckland Immigration Clinics

As and from Wednesday the 7th of August Access NZ will be holding immigration clinics in Aucklands North Shore and in Auckland Central on every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. Advance bookings are essential. Consultations typically take 30 to 40 minutes and cost...

Government updates New Zealand Residence Programme

The Government has decided on the New Zealand Residence Programme (NZRP) Planning Range through to the end of the year. The NZRP Planning Range sets the upper and lower number for residence visa approvals. The transitional Planning Range will be 50,000 to 60,000...

Tired of Brexit? Come to New Zealand!

Ever considered working and living in New Zealand? We are looking for tradespeople, construction workers, engineers, IT and medical staff interested in working and living in New Zealand and have vacancies throughout Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington and the Bay of...

International Visitors Entering New Zealand Will Pay Levy

The number of visitors to New Zealand has grown strongly over the past few years, and growth is expected to continue. The Government is introducing an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) from 1 July 2019 to enable our international visitors to...

Live and Work in New Zealand

Ever considered working and living in New Zealand? We are looking for tradespeople, engineers, IT and medical staff interested in working and living in New Zealand and have vacancies throughout Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington and the Bay of Plenty. Access NZ...

Professional Partnerships

At Access NZ we are always on the lookout for ways to extend our range of services and broaden our client base while maintaining the professional standards expected of a law firm. To that end, we are looking to form partnerships with like-minded immigration...

After 46 years Kevin finally gets New Zealand Residency!

Kevin Johnston always thought of himself as a kiwi. At 55 years of age, a married man with 4 kiwi kids he had no reason to think otherwise. That suddenly changed, however, when on 05 October 2017 he attended the out-patients department of Tauranga Hospital. Arising...

Our new website is now up and running!

We are pleased to say you can now see our revamped website come to life. We have been working hard on a new and easy to use Access NZ website, check it out now! Go and try our new 'free assessment' tool on the top right hand corner. Behind the scenes it is still...

Very proud of our newest member of the legal profession

It is with great pride that we announce another member of the Schoeller-Burke family to be admitted to the New Zealand Bar. Tara works with a Wellington law firm and is specializing in Commercial Law. As a learned member of the Law Society of New Zealand, she will be...

Jo and Amy – Together At Last

Jo, a French man with a passion for New Zealand, has been living and working in New Zealand for the last 8 years, in New Zealand’s Northland – a region not generally showered with attention. He is a circus teacher and performer for a community-based organization that...

We have just opened our first European Office in Cork City, Ireland

We are delighted to announce the opening of our first European Office of Access NZ in Cork City, Ireland. Together with Ger Downey from IRE Recruitment, we are hoping to facilitate the recruitment and visa process for Irish skilled staff (tradesmen, engineers, medical...

The nicest couple to get residence

We are absolutely delighted to have obtained a residence visa for Mandeep and Mandeep. Having spent some 8 years here in New Zealand studying and working, they are a great example of what successful integration into the Kiwi lifestyle looks like. Difficult pathway for...

Waiting for this moment the last 8 years

Mandeep came to New Zealand in 2008, he studied hard, he worked hard and he lived a quiet life in the Kiwifruit capital of New Zealand. Always having in mind that one day he would hopefully become a resident in this beautiful country. Kiwifruit and PSA For a while...

Kanjana and Ian – better late than never!

Kanjana came to New Zealand as early as 1998. She thought her work visa was sorted out by her employer who assured her throughout the years that everything was fine. When she left her job after years of low pay and no rights, she found out that she had, in fact, been...

Tajikistan meets New Zealand

Clifton and Lena met in 2014 and fell in love almost immediately. Communicating with each other was very much restricted to online time since Lena lived in Tajikistan and Clifton in New Zealand. That didn’t deter Clifton and he visited Lena a number of times, in her...