Feb 16, 2024

Immigration update – Summary of 2024 changes to date

We hope your week has gone well so far.

Below is a quick recap on some immigration updates that have occurred this year. If you have any questions just reach out any time – we’re here to help.

If you haven’t already signed up for next week’s webinar on accreditation renewals, be sure to register here now or find out more below.

Quick recap on immigration updates so far this year:

Parent Resident Visa

The 2024 Ballot took place 13 February where 100 expressions of interest were drawn.

Capped Working Holiday Visa

Opening dates have been confirmed with applications open in February for Malaysia, Mexico and Portugal. A full list of countries and dates can be found here.

Permanent Residence applications

These are now online only with paper applications no longer being accepted.

Domestic students

Immigration instructions have been updated to reflect the definition of “domestic student” in accordance with the Education (Domestic Students) Notice 2023. This now includes children of New Zealand citizens or residents who are undergoing an inter-country adoption under the Hague convention.

Median wage pause

A pause has been placed on median wage increases for AEWV – so this will not go ahead this month. All other categories that rely on median wage will be assessed against the new rate of $31.61.


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