To be granted residence in New Zealand, most applicants must have an acceptable standard of health (ASH). This essentially means that an applicant must not have a health condition that is likely to impose significant costs or demands on New Zealand’s health services.
The prior threshold for determining whether health conditions impose significant costs was $41,000, over:
From 2 September 2022, the threshold for determining conditions that may impose significant health costs has increased from $41,000 to $81,000.
Residence applications lodged before 4 September 2022 will be assessed at the previous cost threshold of $41,000. Applicants may be considered for medical waivers on a case-by-case basis.
To know more about New Zealand’s health requirements and how they applies to your unique situation, get in touch with Immigration Advisors New Zealand Ltd at [email protected] or call on +64 09 3790219.
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