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More NZ Border Exceptions and Approved Classes of Workers

Changes to Immigration Instructions Regarding Entry Permissions and Approved Classes of Workers for Border Exceptions

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has announced that immigration rules have been updated to include additional border exceptions and allow an approved class of persons for:

  • Winery workers

    • Entry Criteria – Up to 75 winery workers earning at least the median wage will be able to travel to New Zealand. Workers must be nominated by the Ministry for Primary Industries and be working in the preidentified roles.
  • Meat Processing Workers

    • Entry Criteria – Up to 150 meat processing workers will be able to travel to New Zealand. Workers must be nominated by the Ministry for Primary Industries and must earn at least the NZ median wage over a specified pay period (no longer than 1 month).
  • Seafood Processing Workers

    • Entry criteria – Up to 150 seafood processing workers will be able to travel to New Zealand. Workers must be nominated by the Ministry for Primary Industries and must earn at least the NZ median wage over a specified pay period (no longer than 1 month).

Additionally, changes have been made to immigration instructions to:

  • Expand the low-risk Pacific pathway to include Nauru, Tuvalu, and American Samoa
  • Create a border exemption for 50 selected Global Impact Visa candidates and their families; and
  • Extend the Global Impact Visa pilot program through 31 December2022

The above changes are effective on and after 21 February 2022.

To gain a better understanding of the above changes to the immigration instructions and to learn more about them kindly get in touch with us.

Please do not hesitate to contact Immigration Advisers New Zealand Ltd. at contact@nzimmigration.info or call on +64 09 3790219.  Our experienced team of Licensed Immigration Advisers will be happy to guide you.

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