Immigration New Zealand have extended the current suspension of overseas visa applications for most temporary visas until February 2021. This is due to border restrictions remaining in place.
Applications for Partnership Visas, based on your relationship with a New Zealand citizen or resident, are still being accepted and processed, however. To see if you are eligible for a Partnership Visa, take our free New Zealand Partnership Visa Eligibility Assessment.
The full list of temporary entry class overseas visa applications that are not affected is as follows:
- relationship-based visas for partners and dependent children of New Zealand citizens and residents
- visas for diplomatic, consular and official staff and accompanying dependants
- Antarctic Traveller Visitor visas and Antarctic Work visas
- Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Limited visas.
Visas will also still be processed for applicants who have a critical purpose for entering New Zealand and have received an Invitation to Apply.