From time to time we seek public comment on a specific issue through a formal consultation process.
Consultation on proposed changes to immigration policy settings: Amendments to the Skilled Migrant Category
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is consulting on proposed changes to the Skilled Migrant Category (the SMC). The SMC is being reviewed to improve how we identify the most highly skilled migrants.
Public consultation about an agreement that will allow agencies to more easily share information with the cross-Government Gang Intelligence Centre.
Proposed changes to immigration policy settings: Suite of proposed changes to the Essential Skills visa
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is consulting on proposed changes to temporary work visa settings, through the Essential Skills visa policy. The focus of this review is to manage the settlement expectations of lower-skilled migrants who have no pathway to residence, and reinforce the temporary nature of the Essential Skills visa.