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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 kind (of) fairytale

Posted by Iain on Nov. 27, 2020, 10:10 a.m. in Immigration New Zealand

Once upon a time in a land far far away, two young men who loved animals decided they wanted to train to be Veterinarians. They both studied at the same University, received the same training and were conferred the same degree...

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Southern Man: The Weight of Responsibility

Posted by Myer on Nov. 20, 2020, 1:27 p.m. in Consultations

To encourage or discourage? That’s the question that we at IMMagine face every day when receiving preliminary questionnaires and accompanying CVs for those people thinking of having a consultation with us, and we are acutely aware of the responsibility and the potential effect in making these decisions on people’s lives...

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Southern Man: Border Exemption Lottery

Posted by Iain on Nov. 13, 2020, 11:46 a.m. in Immigration New Zealand

The craziness of the ‘critical worker’ border exemption lottery continues. To get one the primary criteria is to have a job offer in New Zealand and skills that require: ‘…unique (experience) and technical or specialist skills that are not readily obtainable in New Zealand’ Here is the guidance given to immigration officers of what ‘unique’ and ‘not readily obtainable’ might mean...

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Tags: INZ | government

Australia Blog: Light at the end of the Australian Tunnel

Posted by Myer on Nov. 6, 2020, 4:38 p.m. in Immigration

Melbourne is about to be released from the constraints of the longest lockdown in any city in the world having just completed 111 days of lockdown. With much of Europe initiating a second wave of lockdowns perhaps this unenviable record will be broken but Melburnians emerge from this nightmare to find an Australia very different from when we went into second lockdown...

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Tags: lockdown

Southern Man: What is that light I see

Posted by Iain on Oct. 30, 2020, 12:03 p.m. in Immigration New Zealand

Recent surveys show that the New Zealand economy is showing strong signs of a rebound and recovery to levels none of us could have imagined back in late March. No longer does that light at the end of the tunnel look quite so much like a rapidly approaching freight train as it does daylight...

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