As the Covid-19 related lockdown in New Zealand continues and alert levels change, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) continues to provide updates.
From next Monday (13th September) most staff members will be returning to offices that are outside Auckland. This means that Immigration New Zealand (INZ) will be processing both online & paper-based applications.
INZ has redirected mail from the Auckland documentation office to offices outside the city. Some paper-based applications have been moved for lodgment & processing. Delays are to be expected in the receipting and lodgment of paper-based applications as these are processed by other offices.
Online requests for a Variation of Conditions (VOC) of a work visa started on Friday, 3 September 2021. Requests will be processed in the order received. Priority will be given to paper-based VOCs which were submitted before the lockdown.
More information about changing the work visa conditions can be found here
Applicants who have submitted both paper-based & online applications will be eligible for a fee refund on one of the applications. INZ will work with the client regarding this once the application has been assessed.
Those individuals in exceptional circumstances who are awaiting a decision on a paper-based temporary visa application are encouraged to contact the Immigration Contact Centre (ICC) to discuss available options.
Get in touch with Immigration Advisors New Zealand Ltd, which provides up-to-date immigration information so you can consider opportunities and prepare yourself for the future. To know all the required procedures, contact us at [email protected] or call on +64 09 3790219.
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