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Pathway to residence maintained for eligible migrant workers

25 September 2020BY Sanela.barac

Friday, 25 September 2020

Residence visa applicants who hold the following work to residence (WTR) temporary visas may benefit:
  • Talent (Accredited Employer)
  • Talent (Arts, Culture, Sports)
  • Long Term Skills Shortage List
  • South Island Contribution

  • From Monday 28 September 2020 the changes will allow:
  • A subsequent WTR visa to be granted where the applicant is older than 55 years (the current limit)
  • A subsequent WTR (Accredited Employer) Visa to be granted where the applicant’s employer is no longer accredited
  • South Island Contribution work visa holders to vary the industry or region specified on their visa to another industry or region in the South Island if they have lost their employment.

  • Source: Immigration.govt.nz – The official website of the Immigration New Zealand