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INZ and the Lockdown

Immigration New Zealand

With the resurgence of covid cases in New Zealand, the country has once again gone into a complete lockdown. Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is operating under Alert Level 4 lockdown requirements.
This means that INZ offices are currently closed and most staff members are working remotely.

Working remotely is challenging for everyone. However, the INZ visa processing workforce has the ability to work from home and the focus is on online applications including border exemptions.

Under the current restrictions, INZ is doing its best to process as many visa products as possible including providing further training to staff. Current Covid -19 restrictions have impacted the ability to process paper-based applications and these will be held at the courier depot for the time being.

INZ remains committed to processing applications as fast as possible in spite of the challenges faced.

It will remain practical in requesting further information from applicants keeping in mind the difficulties the applicants will face in providing additional information. Applicants are encouraged to scan and email the pending documents to their respective Immigration Officer.

Section 61 requests must be emailed to this address: s61@mbie.govt.nz

To prevent the spread of Covid 19 in New Zealand, entry from other countries remains strictly controlled. More information & updates can be found here.

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 contact@nzimmigration.info or call on +64 09 3790219.

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