The 2021 One-off Resident Visa closed at 23:59 on 31 July 2022 and has provided a significant and positive impact on many employers, particularly many migrants and their families. It’s estimated that up to 165,000 migrants have been eligible to apply for the 2021 Resident Visa, securing permanent residency in New Zealand.
Faafoi said the Government would provide a one-off simplified residency pathway through its “2021 resident visa”, and an estimated 165,000 migrants will be eligible for it.
“We acknowledge the uncertainty and difficulties Covid-19 and our closed borders have caused our migrant community,” Faafoi said.
“We have been carefully working through this residence option to offer certainty they need to truly make New Zealand their home.”
Faafoi said more than 5000 health and aged care workers, around 9000 primary industry workers, and more than 800 teachers would be eligible.
“This is something employers have asked for and we are delivering. Employers will now have the opportunity to retain their settled and skilled migrant workers, reflecting the critical part they play in our economy, essential workforce and communities.”
Faafoi said a portion of the 15,000 construction and 12,000 manufacturing workers on temporary visas could be eligible, too.
“These people have all played an important role in keeping our country moving over the last 18 months.”
Our sincere gratitude goes out to all our clients who applied for this visa and trusted us with their application.
We would also like to extend our congratulations to all applicants who have been approved for RV2021 and wish them all the best in their future endeavours.
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Source: Stuff NZ | Dileepa Fonseka