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Southern Man: INZ hypocrisy exposed again

Posted by Iain on April 16, 2021, 10:32 a.m. in Immigration New Zealand

This has been ringing in my ears more times than I can count lately as I try to understand how it is that Devon Conway, a cricketer of prodigious talent with a bright future representing New Zealand in all forms of cricket, was the recipient of an INZ decision to ‘escalate” his partner’s non-priority residence application into the priority processing queue..

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Tags: INZ

Australia Blog: Recognition of prior learning

Posted by Myer on April 9, 2021, 11:49 a.m. in Australia

I’m often asked whether one needs a qualification for the purposes of securing permanent residence in Australia as a skilled migrant and the short answer in typically cryptical fashion is in most cases you do, but sometimes you don’t...

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Tags: Australia

Southern Man: The Cruelty Shown to Split Families

Posted by Iain on April 1, 2021, 4:50 p.m. in Immigration New Zealand

A little over a month ago, the Prime Minister of New Zealand admitted when questioned by a journalist, that she was unaware that there was a significant number of migrant families split by the effective closing of our border, one year and seven days ago...

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Southern Man: NZ Visas - The Next 12 (or 24) Months

Posted by Iain on March 26, 2021, 2:38 p.m. in Immigration New Zealand

Senior INZ officials held a zoom meeting earlier today with interested immigration advisors. They seem to have caught the current government bug of making announcements about making announcements but there was some useful insight into what is, and isn't, happening over the next few months...

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Australia Blog: What makes a Skilled Migrant?

Posted by Myer on March 19, 2021, 10:25 a.m. in Australia

I was prompted to write this blog as a result of a Zoom consultation with a current client of mine who is feeling frustrated that state governments in Australia are not sponsoring migrants from overseas and had, for the last 12 months, focused on sponsoring onshore applicants in Australia...

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