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United States: change to entry requirements

Posted: 22 January 2016, 16:14 NZDT

On 21 January 2016, changes to the US Visa Waiver Programme came into effect and have the potential to affect New Zealanders travelling to the US.   These changes mean that New Zealanders who are also nationals of Iraq, Sudan, Syria and Iran or New Zealanders who have travelled to these four countries on or after 1 March 2011 may no longer be eligible to apply for an ESTA to enter the United States under the Visa Waiver Programme....read more

Inter-country adoptions

Reviewed: 2 June 2015, 11:58 NZST

Inter-country adoptions take time and money.  New Zealand is a contracting state to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Inter-country Adoption. It is extremely important to seek independent legal advice and consult Child, Youth and Family before embarking on an inter-country adoption. You must ensure that any child adopted overseas by a New Zealander is able to lawfully exit the country they are in, ...read more

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