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19mths to assess a Subclass 461…

19mths to assess a Subclass 461…

As if it was the final insult to NZ citizens wanting to live in Australia, the global processing time for subclass 461 visas (NZders wanting to bring their partner or child to Australia to live with them) has ballooned out to a staggering 19 months in August. That’s...

New Zealand Partnership Visa Options

New Zealand Partnership Visa Options

I am a NZ citizen or resident and I want to bring my non-NZ partner, who is currently overseas, to NZ to live with me. What type of application should I make? This is a very common question that we get at VisaAide so I just thought I’d shed some light on the matter....

The End of the NZ Rugby Visa?

The End of the NZ Rugby Visa?

The Specific Purpose or Event visa may be in jeopardy. The Specific Purpose or Event visa (SPV), commonly referred to as the “Rugby Visa” has changed recently. This change indicates that a sports player that currently holds an SPV is unable to apply for a new SPV...

NZ Post Study Work Visa Changes Coming

NZ Post Study Work Visa Changes Coming

Changes to New Zealand Post Study Visas Coming - June 2018 The post-study work visas currently allow international students who have completed their qualification in New Zealand with the opportunity to gain practical experience in their chosen field. There are 2...

Australian Short Stay Visa Sub Class 400

Australian Short Stay Visa Sub Class 400

Your employer needs you to travel to Australia to undertake a specific job for a company in Australia, maybe an installation or maintenance? Then the 400 visa may just be the visa you need. Here are a few things to consider before lodging your application if you are...