Saturday 25 June 2016

Expired Skilled Migrant Visa: Tips on Making a Section 61 Request

Unlawfully staying in the New Zealand can get you in all sorts of trouble. For instance, you will not be able to work or study, and are liable to be deported at any time. If you haven’t been issued a deportation order and are planning on staying, you can try to apply under section 61. Basically, this is sort of a last resort for you to get back on to a lawful visa if your skilled migrant visa expires. Mind you that making a request for section 61 does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa. Therefore, to improve your chances, there are a few things you can do. Supply All Necessary Information New Zealand Immigration can be quite strict when it comes to their requirements, and it is in your best interest to make sure that you supply all necessary information.

Friday 24 June 2016

Expired Work Visa in New Zealand: What the Risks and Your Options?

According to the law, migrants in the New Zealand need to have work visas in order to stay and work in the country. How long a work visa will allow you to stay would often depend on the term of your job offer and the labour marketing conditions. For instance, those who were offered a job on the skill shortage list will typically have a longer duration. Still, migrants will have to remember that unless they have a permanent job offer or are in line for a work to residence visa, their current visas will expire. Staying with an expired visa will mean that you are in the country unlawfully and are therefore at risk. Migrant Exploitation An employee with an expired New Zealand work visa may be subjected to migrant exploitation. Because of your unlawful stay, your employer may treat you unfairly.

Thursday 23 June 2016

Why a Section 61 Request for New Zealand Residence Visa may be Denied

For those who have compelling reasons to stay in New Zealand well after your visa has expired, you may file for a section 61 request to legalise your stay. Otherwise, immigration officers will view your stay as unlawful, and would be enough grounds for your deportation. It's often difficult to have your request approved, since the immigration officer has absolute discretion over the final decision of every request. An immigration officer may or may not provide an explanation as to why he denied a request for a New Zealand residence visa under section 61, though there are a number of factors that can decrease your chances of having your request approved. Problems with the Employer When filing a section 61 request, it's important not only to present the necessary documents, but also to ensure that all your documents are as accurate as possible.

Section 61 Requests: Staying Well After Your New Zealand Visa Expires

Unless you're a bona fide citizen, the New Zealand government will only be able to extend their hospitalities for a given amount of time. Once it ends, it's considered your legal obligation to leave New Zealand as soon as possible, otherwise you'll be liable to deportation. Staying well after your New Zealand visa expires is considered an unlawful activity and can be grounds for deportation. Should you have a compelling reason to stay beyond the given time, however, you may still be granted a visa under section 61 of the Immigration Act 2009. What it Entails When you make a section 61 request, you are expected to provide a compelling reason as to why you stayed in New Zealand unlawfully, or why you can't return to your home country to apply for a visa.

Thursday 9 June 2016

Questions to Ponder Before Getting a Skilled Migrant Visa in NZ

Working abroad provides you with plenty of opportunities for personal and career growth. However, there are questions that need answers before you embark on your new job. How are the working conditions? It helps that you have already been to the country before you sign on the dotted line. However, this isn’t always the case; make sure you have enough information about the working conditions. Ask about what the office environment is like. Is it culturally diverse? Is it an open office layout or does it have partitions? Other than the physical location and condition of the office, determine your role in the job you will take. Knowing what your tasks are, even generally, helps you make a quick adjustment when you start.

Wednesday 8 June 2016

Should You Get a Work Visa Abroad? Here Are Some Reasons to Do So

We all know the benefits of travelling, from new experiences to broadening your perspective, but working in another country is a whole new thing. You have to leave your comfortable life behind to work in a place you are not completely familiar with. However, working and living in a foreign land has its perks. Global Understanding of Your Industry New Zealand may have gorgeous rolling landscapes and verdant countryside, but it also has an eclectic mix of races from different parts of the world. Working there or any other country provides you with a global perspective of your chosen industry. Confining yourself to where you are comfortable will prevent you from growing and understanding other markets.

Tuesday 7 June 2016

An Opportunity to Live in New Zealand through a Work to Residence Visa

Everyone knows that, when moving into a new place, finding a job should be your priority. The same holds true when you move into New Zealand, a nation where skilled migrants are very much welcome to find work. In fact, finding gainful employment can be your first step in gaining residency. Under the New Zealand Work to Residence migration category, you can get a work visa and extend it to a New Zealand residence visa once you’ve found work and meet a specific list of requirements. Not only will you have an opportunity for career growth, but you can also have the chance to stay in New Zealand, possibly for good.

Sunday 5 June 2016

An Immigration Adviser Tells What to Do Before and After Moving to NZ

Moving to a country like New Zealand is always an exciting step to take in your life. Not only will you be creating a new life in a new place, but you’ll also have to adjust to their particular culture and follow a different set of rules. Moving is not always easy, particularly if you’re embarking on a journey overseas. Once your New Zealand visa gets approved, the next thing to do is to prepare for your life in this beautiful country. Thankfully, you can make moving less stressful when you follow these steps. Have All Your Documents Having easy access to all your documents is particularly useful once you’re in New Zealand. Typically, you’ll need your birth certificate, your marriage certificate, your academic qualifications, your curriculum vitae, credit references, references from your previous employers, and an international driver’s licence or permit.