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Migrating is more than just filling in forms and submitting paperwork; its a complex process that will test even the most resilient of people. Understanding Australia & New Zealand at a grass-roots level is paramount to your immigration survival, and to give you a realistic view of both countries, its people and how we see the world, as well as updates about any current or imminent policy changes, subscribe to our regular blog posts by entering your details below.

Southern Man: A Stunning Admission From INZ

Posted by Iain on July 10, 2020, 1:08 p.m. in Immigration New Zealand

Last week I wrote that INZ had all but admitted that within their publicly declared priority criteria to speed up skilled migrant resident visa (points) processing, Teachers and "health workers" were being given priority. That a priority queue existed within the priority queue. Go figure.

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Tags: migrants | INZ | Immigration

Southern Man: Skilled Migrant Backlog Explained

Posted by Iain on July 3, 2020, 12:29 p.m. in Immigration New Zealand

Never has a queue been the subject of so much speculation and intrigue. Calls are growing louder for the government to front. To tell the truth. Hardly a day goes by without one media (mainstream or social) or another speculating on the cause of the skilled/business stream processing delays and backlogs.

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Australia Blog: The Silly Season

Posted by Myer on June 26, 2020, 1:51 p.m. in Australia

The silly season is fast approaching in Australia and I’m not referring to Christmas or New Year. I am referring to 1 July which is the beginning of our immigration year and demarcates the beginning of the “silly season” in which state governments produce lists of occupations that they intend to sponsor for the immigration year that commences on 1 July 2020 and ends 30 June 2021.

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Southern Man: NZ Border Exceptions - Update

Posted by Iain on June 23, 2020, 3:56 p.m. in New Zealand

This is a rapidly evolving situation and INZ is making it very difficult to know what to tell anyone. The communications coming out of INZ are confusing, vague and often nonsensical. How the officials then apply these hard to interpret rules just makes things even worse...

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Southern Man: Once a Refugee

Posted by Paul on June 19, 2020, 10:48 a.m. in Refugees

Migrating is tough and anyone brave enough to do it will need to be prepared to face a myriad of obstacles; from leaving behind the familiar, hunting down a new job in a new environment, negotiating the legal complexities and then of course settling in to a new country

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Tags: New Zealand | INZ

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