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Employee of a Relocating Company

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Employee of a relocating company may also apply for permanent residence under New Zealand (NZ) Immigration Program. Your application for residence must first meet requirements for approval in principle, and you will be invited to apply for a temporary work visa or permit that allows you to come to New Zealand to make the relocation arrangements.

Application of an employee of a relocating company is relies heavily in your role in the relocating company and the business profile as a whole.

You must provide a letter from the CEO of the business that gives the following information:

  • the name and location of the business intending to relocate to New Zealand

  • why it is relocating, and how it will benefit New Zealand

  • a statement confirming that the relocated business will operate within all relevant New Zealand employment and immigration law

  • your current role in the business
  • your intended role in the relocated business

  • why you are considered to be a key staff member

  • an explanation of why you are not eligible for residence under any of our other immigration categories.

  • You will need to supply proof of the business’s current operation. This can include, for example, original or certified copies of:
  • the business registration

  • company accounts or tax returns and

  • any other documents or evidence that show how the business is currently operating.

  • Click here for the list of requirements and application forms you need to submit as employee of a relocating company


    Work to Residence

    Saturday, July 25, 2009

    Another NZ Immigration program for workers who want to live and work in New Zealand is the Work to Residence program.

    There are a number of requirements that you will need to meet for a Work to Residence visa or permit. These are requirements that all applicants need to meet.

    To enter New Zealand you must:

  • be in good health and of good character, and

  • have a passport that is valid for at least three months past the date you are to leave New Zealand, and

  • be genuine in wanting to work in New Zealand, and

  • have the right visa for your visit.

  • If you are granted a work permit you need to meet certain conditions during your stay:
  • the work you do must be in line with the conditions specified in your permit

  • you must obey New Zealand’s laws

  • you must only stay in New Zealand for the time allowed by your permit.

  • If you break any of these conditions we may require you to leave New Zealand immediately.

    You can be refused a visa or permit if:
  • you are a person who is not eligible for a visa or a permit under section 7(1) of the Immigration Act 1987, or

  • you are in New Zealand unlawfully when you apply or

  • we believe that you are likely to stay in New Zealand unlawfully or

  • we believe that you would break the conditions we would apply to the visa or permit granted to you.

  • Types Work to Residence Policy
  • Long Term Skill Shortage List – for people who have an offer of employment in an occupation on the Long Term Skill Shortage List.

  • Talent (Accredited Employers) – for people who have a job offer from an employer who we have accredited to recruit staff from overseas.

  • Talent (Arts, Culture and Sports) – for people who have recognised talent/ability in the arts, culture or sports.

  • Application procedures varies depending on which policy you belong. Click here to know more about the Work to Residence program.


    New Zealand (NZ) Earthquake 2009

    Wednesday, July 15, 2009

    New Zealand was hit with with a major earthquake today but so far no major damage was reported. Earthquakes in New Zealand are frequent, I'm not sure though if it's the first major New Zealand Earthquake for the year 2009.

    Here are excerpts from a couple of sources about New Zealand Earthquake:

    New Zealand Earthquake News from CNN:

    (CNN) -- A major earthquake struck off the coast of New Zealand's South Island Wednesday night, rattling residents and prompting a tsunami warning that was later canceled.

    The 7.8-magnitude quake generated a small, 6-inch tsunami in Jackson Bay, on the west coast of South Island and a 2-inch tsunami reported in the Tasman Sea to the north of the epicenter, according to the the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

    New Zealand Earthquake News from Inquirer:
    WELLINGTON—A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the southwest coast of New Zealand on Wednesday, US seismologists said, prompting a brief tsunami warning but no casualties or major damage.

    The epicenter of the undersea quake was located about 160 kilometers (100 miles) west of the city of Invercargill, on South Island, at a depth of about 35 kilometers, the US Geological Survey reported. It struck at 0922 GMT.

    Here's more information about the New Zealand earthquake today from


    Immigrating to New Zealand? Think again.

    Wednesday, July 8, 2009

    Are you planning to live and work in Zealand? Here's some news you may want to consider first before making the first step.

    Expats' paradise lost in New Zealand's jobs crisis

    Only a few weeks ago, New Zealand was identified as the best place for British expats to make a fresh start.

    It didn't take long for the accolade to wear thin.

    The dreams of hundreds who left for a better life on the other side of the world are now turning into nightmares.

    The expats face losing their jobs and being kicked out of the country because of the credit crunch and what is said to be a major shift in policy by the New Zealand government.

    Filipinos miss out on jobs as NZ nurses

    Trained Filipino nurses are paying thousands of dollars to colleges and recruitment agencies in the hope of well-paid jobs in Christchurch public hospitals, only to become trapped in low-paid care work.

    However, the colleges insist they are helping foreign-trained nurses get registered in New Zealand, with English-language skills a major stumbling block.

    Filipino nurses bewail New Zealand’s new hiring rules
    MANILA, Philippines - Because of New Zealand’s new rules for hiring overseas-trained nurses, former Filipino dentist Ruby Lat is now stuck as a health care assistant at a hospital, earning 16 NZ dollars or more than P440 an hour despite being a nurse who could be earning NZ$25 or almost P700 an hour.

    Please don't get me wrong here. This is not to discourage you in filing your application. Immigrating to another country is a major decision and you must do it only for the right reason.


    Illegal Recruiter Faces Charges in Manila

    Monday, July 6, 2009

    Florida Brown, of DSB International Travel Consultant Management Services, is facing charges of large-scale illegal recruitment and seven counts of estafa (fraud) in the Manila Regional Trial Court.

    The charges stemmed from a complaint filed by Ariel Bautista, Amadeo Pama, Howard Hernandez, Rosalie Cortas, June Matibag, Rose Marie Ursua, and Arnel Salvador.

    The complainants alleged that sometime between July and August 2007, Brown enticed them with jobs in New Zealand as fruit pickers.

    The suspect demanded P125,000 from each of them as processing and placement fees, the complainants said, adding that the suspect received a total of P320,000 from them.[Source]

    To avoid being victimized by illegal recruiters, always check with POEA if the recruiter is registered and with good standing.

    Fruit picking in New Zealand is more of a seasonal job and not necessarily a high demand occupations.


    Air New Zealand Staff Have Nothing to Hide

    Wednesday, July 1, 2009

    AIR New Zealand cabin crew have stripped off for a raunchy new advertisement where they carry out their duties wearing nothing more than body paint.

    The advertisement was created to promote the airline’s fares, which "have nothing to hide" - there are no extra fees for things like in-flight drinks or checking in. It is designed to differentiate Air New Zealand from their competitors. [Source]


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