Updated border reopening plan announced

Updated border reopening plan announced It was announced today that the New Zealand border will reopen to vaccinated Kiwis and other current eligible travellers from Australia at 11.59pm on 27 February 2022 and to vaccinated Kiwis in the rest of the world on 13 March 2022. The requirement for these groups to stay in MIQ […]

Refunds for lapsed visa applications

The Minister of Immigration has recently agreed to lapse visa applications that cannot be approved due to the border restrictions. INZ has decided to refund application fees and levies for applications that are being lapsed. INZ will also refund and return temporary visa applications received from people outside New Zealand after 10 August 2020, when […]

Continued suspension of offshore temporary visa applications

The New Zealand Government have announced that they will continue with the current suspension of overseas applications for most temporary visas for a further 3 months, until 6 August 2021. This measure was originally introduced on 10 August 2020 to prevent people applying if they are currently unable to travel to New Zealand due to […]

Suspension of certain temporary visas for overseas applicants

Immigration New Zealand have announced that from 10th August 2020 overseas applicants will not be allowed to apply for temporary entry visas for a 3-month period. Exceptions to the visa suspension: The following overseas temporary entry class visa applications are not affected: relationship-based visas for partners and dependent children of New Zealand citizens and residents […]

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