Delay In Partner Visa Eligibility Changes

Published date13 December 2022
Subject MatterImmigration, General Immigration, Work Visas
Law FirmEnvoy Global, Inc.
AuthorMr Jessie Butchley

Key Points

  • New Zealand will defer updates to the visa requirements for partners of migrant workers in the country


The government of New Zealand will defer changes to the visa requirements of partners of temporary work visas until April 2023. As a result of the deferment, partners of migrants holding work permits in the country will continue to be permitted to hold the right to work. During the interim period, the government will adjust proposed measures to dependent work visa options to streamline the application process while rebalancing the type of dependent applicants who may be offered work visas.

What are the Changes?

The government of New Zealand will temporarily pause measures for updating the right-to-work permissions for partners of migrant workers in the country until...

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