The New Zealand government would finally be implementing its new Immigration Act this week. According to Jonathan Coleman, the Immigration Minister for New Zealand, the new act would aid in improving the immigration system and its efficiency by sharpening some of the key processes. This legislation can be considered as being of the 21st century which caters to the changing trends in immigration but would encourage more students, skilled migrants, visitors as well as new residents that the nation would need so as to further develop its own economy.
The minister also said that this act would cater to further simplification when it comes to trans-Tasman travel which includes offshore process for New Zealand immigration. Some of the key provisions which have been amended include the following:
The following changes would be brought in at a later stage: