27 March 2020 – Important information for Migrants – Covid-19

This is an update on the current COVID-19 situation and how it impacts you. Business as usual for Greenstone’s Licensed Immigration Advisers and Recruiters Importantly, Greenstone is still working as normal, and we are able to assist you with any immigration...

11 February 2020 – Update to Parent Category

A new hope for a family reunion (but only for some) By Vanessa Sharratt -Licensed Immigration Adviser and Director The Minister of Immigration has finally released detailed instructions for the new Parent Category policy.  The first EOI selection will be in May 2020,...

Big news for dairy farm workers amongst ANZSCO changes

Summary: New ANZSCO version for mid-2020 adoption – Dairy Herd Manager may be skilled Positions above Dairy Herd Manager (i.e. 2IC / Assistant Farm Manager), may also be considered skilled Potential additional work experience points: Farm Managers with 5 years...

Important Immigration Policy changes announced April 2017

Important Immigration changes to be aware of There have been some significant announcements in the last few days involving proposed changes to the Skilled Migrant Category, Temporary visas and a new (one-off)South Island Residence option. South Island special...

INZ temporarily close the Parent Category Pool to new applications

On 11 October 2016, the INZ announced that the number of placed available for the Capped Family Categories would be reduced to a total of 4,000 visas across the 2016/17 and 2017/18 years (down from a total of 11,000 approvals for the 2014/15 and 2015/16). Expressions...

Greenstone welcomes Steven Dunning to the team

Steven Dunning Our team continues to grow to deal with our high caseload. Steven Dunning was born in New Zealand and grew up in a multitude of places including Christchurch, Thames, Mussoorie (India), Suva (Fiji) and Palmerston North. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in...