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Immigration Processes Aligned With New Alert Levels

Immigration New Zealand

As the Covid-19 related lockdown in New Zealand continues and alert levels change, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) continues to provide updates.

Staff returning to INZ offices:

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.

Mail has been redirected:

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 VOC request process:

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.

Exceptional circumstances:

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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