Welcome to the Lawlor & Associates blog, keep up to date with all the latest goings on in relation to New Zealand immigration:

Trackwork Riders

In the last two years the occupation of Trackwork rider has been on the New Zealand Immigration immediate skills shortage list. However owing to a oversight ,  incorrect experience requirements have been attributed to the occupation and a number of applications have been declined. I have been in discussions with INZ to ascertain what the
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To all USA citizens looking for a place to go…

Now that the outcome of the US Presidential election is known there may be some citizens unhappy with the choices they have for the future. New Zealand is a very stable and safe economy that is English speaking and is welcoming to all those who wish to contribute in its economy. There are many ways
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Are Entrepreneurs better off out of Auckland?

New Zealand welcomes entrepreneurs.  But where’s the best place to start your business?  Immigration New Zealand has significantly increased the points value for entrepreneurs setting businesses up outside of Auckland.  40 points (out of the required 120) are being granted for businesses being established outside Auckland.  This reduces the amount of capital investment required and the
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Does New Zealand want you?

It’s being reported in the press that, post-Brexit, 10,000 Britons have expressed an interest in migrating to New Zealand. There are those who point out that the country is already experiencing a record migration boom.  Economic reports seem to suggest that high immigration numbers are suppressing wages and putting strain on an already overheated property
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Top 20 work visa jobs in New Zealand

In the year to June 30 2016 the top 20 work visa jobs included such positions as cafe or restaurant manager, retail manager (general) and waiter.  This paints a misleading picture of employment opportunities in New Zealand since none of these are on the Immediate Skills Shortage list (ISL) or the Long Term Skills Shortage
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