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The Immigration category covers all posts which look at immigration issues affecting the entrepreneur’s ability to relocate to Silicon Valley

Attracting Significant Foreign Investment into New Zealand

Sitting in my office at Plug and Play in Sunnyvale is quite therapeutic. Given the 5-hour time difference between Silicon Valley and New Zealand, normal communication does not usually start until after lunch. Non-interruptions from across the pond mean that I can get on with the daily grind. This quiet time also enables me to reflect on some of the [...]

By |July 15th, 2015|Immigration|0 Comments

How about e-Residency for New Zealand?

I followed Tuesday’s ‘e-Estonia and the Digital Society event’, hosted by SVForum, with real interest. The first virtual residency in history was launched. The Prime Minister of Estonia, Taavi Rõivas, was on hand to make the announcement. It got me thinking. First of all though, how does it work? An e-resident is a physical person who has received the e-resident’s [...]

By |December 12th, 2014|Immigration|0 Comments

Fast-Track US Immigration at SFO

There is one direct route from Auckland to San Francisco. It is the daily Air NZ flight (NZ8) which leaves Auckland early evening and arrives mid-morning, same day at SFO. It is a flight I have taken many times. It’s usually around 12 hours, depending on tail winds. San Francisco International: New Zealand's gateway to Silicon Valley It [...]

By |March 10th, 2014|Immigration|0 Comments