I came to india in Dec,2019 for my marriage ceremony and got stuck here due to lockdown and border closures. I supposed to travel back by february but flights got cancelled.
How would i come back and does that effect by open work visa which is until 2022. How can i travel back to nz? Moreover, i lost my job as well.
I wanted to know about my current work visa conditions according to new amendment bill.
As you have an open work visa, you do not need to worry. As soon as the New Zealand borders will reopen, you would be able to come back to New Zealand. While you have lost your job in New Zealand, you would need to find a new job but as your visa is open, you would be able to apply for any jobs in any occupation.
The new amendment bill has given 8 special time-limited powers to the govt. for the next 12 months but the Govt. has not yet exercised any of those powers. Here is a Facebook Live video in which we discussed these powers
Posted by Carmento on Sunday, 17 May 2020
As such, there is no law change which will affect your ability to come back to New Zealand for the remaining duration of your work visa, once New Zealand borders reopen.