The time it will take for us to process your application can vary depending on: the requirements of the immigration policy you are applying under the completeness of your application how easily we can check the information you provide how well and how quickly you respond to any concer
Once we have accepted your application, you will be given the contact details of the person processing it. If you applied online, you can check the status of your application by logging into your Online Services account and visiting ‘What’s Happening?’ If you applied using a paper for
As you must be on a valid permit at all times while in New Zealand, you must either obtain a further temporary entry permit to remain in New Zealand, or you may depart New Zealand and wait for your residency decision offshore (please advise your immigration officer of your contact det
If you’ve got the skills we need and want to make New Zealand your long-term destination, our Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) offers you the opportunity to move to New Zealand to work and live permanently.
Everyone who comes to study in New Zealand from overseas must meet certain rules and requirements. If you are coming to New Zealand to study for more than three months, you will need a student visa or permit. To find out whether you need a visa or permit, whether you’ll qualify,