Immigration New Zealand have started processing and making a decision on offshore visa applications for some relationship-based visas supported by a New Zealand citizen or resident.
This includes the following visas:
- Partnership – Visitor Partnership
- Partnership – Visitor Culturally Arranged Marriage
- Partnership – Work Partnership
- Partnership – Resident Partnership
- Partnership – Resident Partnership – Partner of an Expatriate
To see if you are eligible for a partnership-based visa, take our free eligibility assessment.
- Dependent Child – Visitor Child of New Zealand citizen or resident
- Dependent Child – Visitor Adopted Child
- Dependent Child – Student Child of New Zealand citizen or resident
- Dependent Child – Resident Family Child Dependent
- Dependent Child – Resident Family Child Dependent – Dependant of an Expatriate
If granted a visa, these visa holders will be exempt from New Zealand border restrictions. The visa holder will be able travel to and enter New Zealand without seeking approval and will not need to submit an Expression of Interest for an exception to travel to New Zealand.
In addition, Immigration New Zealand will start to process the following offshore visa applications from 15th September. As applicants for the visas listed below are not currently eligible for border exemptions, INZ will be unable to approve any of these applications until border restrictions lift.
- Refugee Family Support – Tiers 1 and 2
- Migrant Investor (Investor 1 and 2), including EOIs for Investor 2
- Parent Retirement