Community Scoop » Young Hindus provide clarity in times of immigration uncertainty


Press Release – New Zealand Hindu Youth

Hindu Youth New Zealand (HYNZ), a division of Hindu Council New Zealand Inc., is pleased to announce its first online webinar series focusing on recent visa changes and immigration requirements in New Zealand. Zeeland Pathway to Aotearoa. Whether …

Hindu Youth New Zealand (HYNZ), a division of Hindu Council New Zealand Inc., is pleased to announce its first online webinar series focusing on recent visa and immigration changes in New Zealand – Path to Aotearoa. Whether you already have a New Zealand visa, are planning to reside or are considering migrating to New Zealand, it is important to get the right immigration advice. The webinar will be held online on Thursday, July 7, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The webinar will be free and open to everyone, including international audiences.

The first webinar will focus on the recently announced Green List and occupations leading to accelerated and work-from-home pathways.

“The last two years of COVID-19 have been very difficult, especially for the migrant community in New Zealand,” said Narmada Kohli, Programs Coordinator, Hindu Youth New Zealand.

“By breaking down the immigration changes and providing the community with an opportunity to ask questions, we hope to provide clarity and empower people to properly plan for their future,” she added.

The online program will be led by Sakshi Vij Sekhon, a licensed immigration consultant and volunteer with Hindu Youth New Zealand. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in New Zealand Immigration Counseling as well as her Post-Graduation in Management and Leadership. As director of her company NZ Visa Immigration Services, Sakshi regularly hosts workshops and webinars to provide guidance to community members.

The webinar will cover the greenlist criteria, how the category works, and how you can prepare an application that has the best chance of success. This webinar will be an opportunity for attendees to learn and seek guidance on the following:

Green List Professions; eligibility, criteria and process.

The fast lane “Directly to the residence”.

The “Work to Residence” course

Costs and deadlines for Green List visa applications.

Rights for Partners of Green List Visa Holders/Eligible Applicants.

How to prepare your application.

Support services offered by HYNZ Immigration Advisor.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced New Zealand to close its borders to the world for the past two years. However, the New Zealand government is halfway to reopening borders and plans to attract skilled migrants and support higher productivity and higher wage economies through “immigration rebalancing”.

“Since the onset of the pandemic, there have been significant policy and program changes across various sectors in New Zealand,” said Murali Krishna Magesan, President of Hindu Youth New Zealand.

“By bringing together our immigration advisors and affected communities, we hope to provide a platform for clarification and support during these uncertain times. We really value accurate and professional advice for our communities to ensure people get the right advice they need.

Other webinars in the HYNZ Immigration Series will cover the New Zealand Government’s reopening of borders, changes to immigration as well as other relevant updates from the immigration industry. The immigration webinar series aims to help individuals in the community better understand New Zealand’s immigration policies, recent changes and to help them seek quality advice on their journey to Aotearoa their home.

Register for the webinar at For more information regarding the webinar, contact Narmada Kohli on 027 747 1798, email [email protected] or contact HYNZ through their social media. Facebook: New Zealand Hindu Youth. Instagram: @hinduyouthnz.

Hindu Youth New Zealand is a youth-led organization that helps develop young leaders in Aotearoa New Zealand. Through capacity and capacity building initiatives, such as national conferences, workshops, webinars, cultural events and mentorship programs, young people are supported to reach their potential and given the opportunity to contribute to society. New Zealand at large.

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