New Zealand: work visa application fee increases
From November 5, work visa application fees for New Zealand will increase significantly.
The changes will affect individuals applying for work, residence and visitor visas. As well as employers seeking accreditation, or sponsoring work and residence visas.
Key fee changes
- Discount for online applications will be removed
- 54% increase across most work visa categories
- 43% increase to immigration levies
- 10% increase to visitor visas and most residence visas
- 1% decrease for skilled migrant residence visas
- 20% increase to employer accreditation initial and subsequent applications
- 6.5% fee reduction for student visas
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the New Zealand Immigration website.
Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Debbie Beynon, Regional Immigration Manager, APAC.
Luxembourg: Simplified document requirements for all immigration applications
Immigration authorities in Luxembourg have eased document requirements for all applications to encourage foreign workers to seek positions in Luxembourg.
The following changes have now been implemented:
- Immigration applications may be submitted without the applicant’s birth certificate. It is still required for family reunification applications or some in-country processes.
- Copies of passports and diplomas are now accepted without notarization/certification.
- Motivation letters are not required to support the foreign worker’s intent to work in Luxembourg.
- The process of document collection will be quicker for applicants due to motivation letters, birth certificates, and notarization/certification not being required. An easier process means applications can be submitted sooner and applicants can start or continue work more quickly.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from Le Gouvernment Du Grand-Duché De Luxembourg
Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Michele Giordani, Regional Immigration Manager, EMEA.