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Migrating is more than just filling in forms and submitting paperwork; its a complex process that will test even the most resilient of people. Understanding Australia & New Zealand at a grass-roots level is paramount to your immigration survival, and to give you a realistic view of both countries, its people and how we see the world, as well as updates about any current or imminent policy changes, subscribe to our regular blog posts by entering your details below.

Southern Man: An open letter to the PM

Posted by Iain on May 21, 2020, 4:22 p.m. in New Zealand

You have spent the past two months exhorting us to be kind to one another as the county locked down and the national focus turned to eliminating the Coronavirus.

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Southern Man: INZ is back at work - sort of

Posted by Iain on May 14, 2020, 4:48 p.m. in Immigration New Zealand

The Immigration Department has confirmed that from Thursday 14 May, in respect of their onshore offices (only) they were back to work with around 70% of the staff in the office. Offshore offices remain closed.

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Southern Man: Do you trust Jacinda Ardern?

Posted by Iain on May 6, 2020, 10:31 a.m. in Immigration New Zealand

If you do you won't be disturbed by a Bill amending the Immigration Act tabled in parliament this week allowing the government wide-ranging powers to change the way visas are, or are not, accepted and or processed. If you do trust the government, there is little to worry about.

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Southern Man: INZ’s plan for working at Level 3

Posted by Iain on May 1, 2020, 1:49 p.m. in Immigration New Zealand

We are still being fed the line of ‘limited capacity’ meaning they have no ability to access files from home because they don’t have a 21st century IT system and NZ still requires many visa applications to be filed in paper form. And of course, they trot out the line they need to keep their staff ‘safe'

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Southern Man: What Does Level 3 Hold For Visa Processing

Posted by Iain on April 24, 2020, 11:46 a.m. in New Zealand

Global media reports this week that Australia and New Zealand have just leapt to the top of the preferred countries to migrate to globally as people contemplate what the future might look like in a world that has not eliminated the coronavirus and for which there may not be a vaccine for quite some time

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