New Zealand announces new three year multi entry visa for Turkey

by Ray Clancy on April 30, 2014

A new three year multiple entry visa designed to encourage more trade and facilitate business and diplomatic travel between New Zealand and Turkey has been announced.

New Zealand Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse revealed the new visa during a visit to Turkey where he is meeting with his Australian and Turkish counterparts to discuss next year’s planned centenary events. He also attended the 99th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings.


The visa should encourage trade and business and diplomatic travel between the two countries

‘New Zealand and Turkey have a special relationship through Gallipoli. Both of our governments have committed to building deeper ties as we look towards, and beyond, the centenary commemorations of Gallipoli next year,’ said Woodhouse.

‘New Zealand has a similar arrangement with China which has been extremely successful in strengthening business connections between China and New Zealand, and I’m confident that the agreement with Turkey will produce similar results,’ he added.

Meanwhile, people looking for work, especially in the construction sector, are still in demand in Canterbury where post-earthquake reconstruction means that labour demand is growing at a greater rate than the national average, while labour supply is limited.

Labour Market and Business Performance Manager David Paterson said this is shown in the growth in Canterbury online job vacancies, job vacancies posted by Work and Income, and consistent demand for services offered by the Canterbury Skills and Employment Hub.

‘The online vacancy growth is largely driven by opportunities in construction and engineering which reflects the pickup in the Canterbury rebuild,’ he explained.

The Canterbury Skills and Employment Hub posted 1,623 vacancies in the December quarter across a broad range of roles and skill levels. Work and Income in the Canterbury Region also listed 1,396 positions over this period, including listings from the Hub that are most likely to match with beneficiaries.

At the same time, there is evidence of the supply of labour becoming restricted. The unemployment rate for Canterbury was 3.4%, the lowest since the September 2008 quarter.

Overseas workers are increasing due to a shortage in the domestic labour supply. There were 586 work visa granted for the rebuild in the last quarter of 2013, up from 562 in the previous quarter.

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emrah May 20, 2014 at 7:58 am

well, it will help also more students to come and study at NZ


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