Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 and New Zealand immigration.
Essential Skills work visa applicants should be aware – there will be even greater scrutiny around labour market tests from now on. INZ will expect more robust testing, and high standards of evidence in applications.
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) have announced extensions for some residence applicants who have received an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
With Alert Level 2 now in effect, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has announced new immigration instructions around visa prioritisation.
A new bill aims to give the Government greater flexibility and capacity to respond to the immigration challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) have recently announced a gradual expansion of the visa categories they will be processing.
Temporary migrant workers and international students, who are already employed in essential services, are now able to vary some of the conditions of their visa.
INZ have announced the deferral of Expression of Interest (EOI) selections for Skilled Migrant Category and Parent Category residence visas.
If you are unlawfully in New Zealand you should urgently seek advice on submitting a Section 61 request to regain your lawful status – you are able to do this even during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Despite the current COVID-19 Level 4 Alert, the timeframes for lodgement of appeals to the Immigration and Protect Tribunal (IPT) have not changed.