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Important Immigration Policy changes announced April 2017

Sweeping changes were announced by Immigration New Zealand in April 2017. Find out how these affect YOU.


The Greenstone team will be at the South Island Field Days in Christchurch 29-31 March

Come and meet us at covered site 9 of the South Island Field Days 29-31 March


INZ temporarily close the Parent Category Pool to new applications

INZ have lowered the number of places available for the Capped Family categories and have effectively closed this pool for the time being.


Changes to the SMC points thresholds and English Language Requirements may affect migrants

INZ have announced an increase in the SMC selection points threshold to 160. This may affect the residence aspirations for some applicants.


Newsflash: South African Visitors to New Zealand will require visitor visas from 21 November 2016

All South African visitors to New Zealand will need to apply beforehand for a visitor visa from 21 November of this year


Greenstone welcomes Steven Dunning to the team

We welcome yet another talented individual to our team. Steven Dunning is a Client Manager and will soon be a provisionally licensed Immigration Adviser.


Changes to the ISSL that may affect you - especially dairy workers

The Immediate Skills Shortage List is changing and will affect all dairy workers at Assistant Herd Manager and Herd Manager levels from 30 May 2016.


Greenstone welcomes Stephan du Plessis to the Team

Greenstone welcomes experienced Licensed Immigration Adviser Stephan du Plessis to the Team


Greenstone finalist in NZAMI Immigration Adviser/Lawyer of the Year awards for second time in a row

Greenstone has 3 finalists in the NZAMI awards - two clients are finalists in the NZAMI Migrant of the Year Category and Graydon Sharratt is a finalist in the Immigration Adviser of the Year Category.


Greenstone welcomes Tamara Colquhoun to the team

Greenstone is pleased to welcome Tamara Colquhoun to the advisery team.


INZ Business Migration Policies Changing

A number of changes are being made to business migration policies to encourage more high calibre migrants to come to New Zealand.


Latest update to the Qualifications Exempt from Assessment lists

INZ has made changes to its list of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment, which could affect your Skilled Migrant Application


Greenstone Global finalists in 4 NZAMI award categories

Greenstone Global advisers and our clients have been recognised by the Immigration industry and were finalists in 4 of the 6 industry award categories.



Canterbury Skill Shortage List Updated

Thirteen construction-related occupations added