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New visa and Tourism requirements for U.S. citizens entering New Zealand

International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) Starting on July 1, 2019, U.S. citizens traveling to New Zealand for tourism, some student programs, or short-term business will have to pay an  International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) . This levy will be assessed when a person applies for an NZeTA (required starting October 1, see next paragraph) or New Zealand visa. ...
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Newly Declassified Material Made Available

As a result of legal proceedings in the United States related to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, the U.S. Government has made public video footage pertaining to Operation Burnham and military operations in Afghanistan in 2010. The New Zealand Defence Force and New Zealand Government had previously requested that the United States Government ...
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Pacific Women Leaders: Matalena Leaupepe

By Gail Brown. For the next blog post in the  Pacific Women Leaders  series, I met with Matalena Leaupepe. Matalena Leaupepe is passionate about creating opportunities for Pacific people, and she’s been awfully successful at it. Matalena is one of only five recipients of the 2018 inaugural Te Tohu Tūmatanui o Aotearoa New Zealand Public Service Medal, awarded ...
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about E-1 and E-2 Visas

Below are Frequently Asked Questions about E-1 and E-2 Visas. Find out more about this new visa category here. Q: Must the trading company exist and/or the investment have been made before the visa can be issued? A: Trade must already be established at the time of visa application. Investments, however, may be prospective, provided that ...
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U.S. State Department Announces 2019 Young Pacific Leaders Grant Recipients

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State has awarded 13 teams with funding through its 2019 Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) Small Grants Program. The selected teams, representing 11 different Pacific island countries and territories, will receive up to $10,000 to implement projects in the region related to the program’s core themes of education, environment and resource management, ...
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