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This consultation will inform recommendations to Cabinet on final proposals and implementation for an employer-assisted temporary work visa system.
The Government is consulting on a proposal to introduce an Electronic Travel Authority facility for some groups of travellers. It is a new security and facilitation measure that, if it is introduced, will help to speed things up at the border.
The number of visitors to New Zealand has grown strongly over the past few years, and growth is expected to continue.
We are 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.