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Employer Bulletin | 4 September

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Individuals holding a Special Ukraine Visa in New Zealand have the opportunity to pursue a residency pathway, provided that the principal applicant was granted the visa and arrived in New Zealand before March 15, 2024.

The Special Ukraine Visa was originally introduced as a response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, allowing for Expressions of Interest for a 12-month period starting on March 15, 2022. It has since been extended for an additional 12 months, now expiring on March 15, 2024.

This temporary visa is designed to enable Ukrainian citizens with close family ties to New Zealand citizens or residents to seek refuge in New Zealand for a period of two years. Furthermore, the Ukraine Residence Visa pathway is intended to provide ongoing support to those who have established themselves in New Zealand.

In today's Bulletin

  • New residence pathway for Special Ukraine Visa holders in New Zealand
  • Funding review, Pay Parity increase, and changes to home-based funding conditions confirmed for early learning sector
  • NZ and India progress economic partnership
  • New law targeting ram raids passes first reading
  • Two Employment Court cases, Two Employment Relations Authority cases and eight Bills open for public submission
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