The Immigration New Zealand (INZ) announced that more than 200 rural contractors (agricultural and horticultural mobile plant machinery operators), 450 BATM-class deep-sea fishing crew, and 615 BATM and non-BATM class deep-sea fishing crew will be granted visas as a result of changes to border class exceptions in immigration instructions.
The existing border exception for replacement cargo crew has been expanded to include all commercial shipping, with the exception of the crew who want to work in New Zealand rather than depart right away, and are on ships that are pleasure watercraft and crew on ships powered solely by manual or sail power.
The above changes are effective on and after 21st January 2022.
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