Ethnic businesses foster economic strength

Businesses owned and operated by ethnic communities and by immigrants are significant to economy recovery and growth in the export sector, a leading banker said at an international conference held in Auckland on May 18. ANZ Managing Director (Business Banking) Fred Ohlsson said ethnic businesses had strong roots in their countries of origin. “This sets them apart from many other…

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Research focuses on Asian migrants

A research project pursued by University of Otago would be useful for policy initiatives, demographic analysis, studies on social behaviour and for businesses to align their product and marketing strategies. The ‘Asian Migrations Research Theme,’ comprises a number of academics, including Associate Professor Jacqueline Leckie, Dr Jacob Edmond and Professor Henry Johnson as directors. Ms Leckie said that the project…

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Sikhs challenge policy changes in court

Immigration Minister Nathan Guy confirmed the changes to Immigration New Zealand’s policies for the family category on May 10, 2012. Among the changes made to the Family category, applicants under the Parent category will have to lodge two applications – an ‘Expression of Interest’ as well as the actual residence application. Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is also introducing a new…

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New rules target better migrant settlement

In announcing the changes (see details elsewhere in this Special Report), the Government hopes to attract and retain skilled migrants and ensure that family migrants are self-sufficient and can settle well. With these changes, skilled migrants meeting the funds requirements, can now sponsor their parents and get a faster result. Sponsorship Term While the sponsorship term will remain at five…

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Additional fee lifts visa cost in India

While residents in India could enjoy a more efficient system of visa processing, they are now obliged to pay an additional fee to a specialist company contracted by Immigration New Zealand (INZ). TTS, a member of the well-known TTK Group of Companies will charge `625 (about $15) per application effective January 16, 2012. The Company currently provides administrative support to…

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Additional fee lifts visa cost in India

While residents in India could enjoy a more efficient system of visa processing, they are now obliged to pay an additional fee to a specialist company contracted by Immigration New Zealand (INZ). TTS, a member of the well-known TTK Group of Companies will charge `625 (about $15) per application effective January 16, 2012. The Company currently provides administrative support to…

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Visa and Immigration Fee Schedule for Indian Nationals in India

CATEGORY OF FEE Indian Rupees US Dollars Visitor Visa 5500 130 Temporary Work Visa under – Work To Residence 12,100 280 Temporary Work Visa under – Work Partnership 12,100 280 Work Visa – Any other category of Immigration 9000 210 Student Visa 9000 210 Limited Visa- Student 9000 210 Limited Visa -Any other category 5500 130 Variation of travel condition…

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Visa and Immigration Fee Schedule for Indian Nationals in India

CATEGORY OF FEE Indian Rupees US Dollars Visitor Visa 5500 130 Temporary Work Visa under – Work To Residence 12,100 280 Temporary Work Visa under – Work Partnership 12,100 280 Work Visa – Any other category of Immigration 9000 210 Student Visa 9000 210 Limited Visa- Student 9000 210 Limited Visa -Any other category 5500 130 Variation of travel condition…

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