International Visas- New Zealand update
“New Zealand’s Immigration Act of 2009 was enacted on November 29, 2010. The new regime will impose onus for stricter compliance on employers sponsoring foreign nationals for work. They are now required to accurately assess through due diligence and taking “reasonable precautions” that the prospective employee has not previously worked or resided unlawfully in New Zealand. Failure in this respect, and employment of unlawfuls will result in wider impositionof Government penalties.
Sponsoring employers are also obliged to undertake financial responsibility for the visa holder’s accommodation, maintenance and repatriation for duration of the assignment.
Note: All application forms and the majority of application fees changed on November 29, 2010 and must be adhered to henceforth.
If you wish to clarify details, please contact Expat International’s qualified N.Z. immigration professional on staff at +61 3 9670 7555.