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Migration to New Zealand becomes more difficult

17:12 10/10/2003
New Zealand has made what can arguably be considered the most dramatic changes to its immigration policy in a decade when the New Zealand Immigration Service increased requirements that immigrants...

NZIS raises pass mark to 30

16:09 08/10/2002
From 7 October 2002, the points required for a passmark in the General Skills Category will be 30. The change is being made in order to manage the 2002-2003 New Zealand Immigration Programme. While...

NZIS raises pass mark for September (again)

16:41 01/09/2002
Due to ever-increasing migration applications for New Zealand, the New Zealand Immigration Service has again increased the current pass mark for General Skills migration visas from 28 to 29 for the...

British government announces plan to allow more short-term foreign workers to work in the United Kingdom

10:28 24/05/2002
More temporary overseas workers will be able to come to the UK to meet labourdemands and boost the economy, under plans announced on 29th May 2002 bythe Home Office. The Government is consulting on...

Changes to Passmark for New Zealand immigration General Skills Category

15:18 01/05/2002
It has jus t been announced by the New Zealand Immigration Service (NZIS)that from 18 June 2002 to 31 July 2002, overseas nationals applying for permanent residence in New Zealand under the General...

Secure Borders, Safe Havens

16:49 01/02/2002
MAJOR CHANGES TO UK IMMIGRATION LAWS ANNOUNCED IN "WHITE PAPER". The home secretary David Blunkett's white paper, "Secure Borders, SafeHaven", was released on Thursday 7th February. It is a wide...