Reconnecting New Zealand is the Government’s plan to open the country’s borders in a phased manner. Effective 14 March 2022, the government has made some important changes.
As part of step 2, critical workers earning 1.5 times the median wage (NZ$ 84,240 per year or NZ$ 40.50 an hour) for roles longer than 6 months may be eligible for a border exception. They do not need to show that their skills are not easily available in New Zealand. This means Labour Market need not be tested by prospective NZ employer. Partners and dependent children of these workers can apply for a visa.
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has made some changes to the 2021 Resident Visa instructions. The purpose of this is to update the requirements of Other Critical Workers.
To be eligible for the 2021 Resident Visa, Other Critical Workers’ role must be for more than 06 months and:
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