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Latest Update on Travel to New Zealand

Update On Travel To New Zealand

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has announced soem more important travel updates. These are:

  1. People from visa waiver countries and those who hold valid visitor visas will be able to enter New Zealand from 11.59 PM, 1st May 2022.
  2. An immigration officer may refuse a visitor visa on arrival in New Zealand to a person from a visa waiver country if the person has failed to comply with an order issued under section 11 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020.
  3. The following capped Working Holiday Schemes (WHS) have had their start dates altered:
South Korea 10th May 2022
Luxembourg 17th May 2022
China 19th May 2022
Taiwan 25th May 2022
Argentina 26th May 2022
Chile 31st May 2022
  1. From 21st April 2022, Citizens of Canada and the United Kingdom who qualify for the new WHS visa or extension of travel conditions under two recent special directions will be allowed to maintain their eligibility for the maximum visa entitlement of 23 months from the date of the first arrival.
  2. Applicants who apply for Supplementary Seasonal Employment Work Visa on or before 31st December 2022 do not have to provide medical and police certificates. This is effective 7th April 2022.
  3. The following amendments have been made to the border exception for seafood processors, effective 27th April 2022:
    1. Workers must be paid a minimum of $24 per hour
    2. There is an increase in the cap from 150 to 200 workers.

To gain a better understanding of the above changes to the immigration instructions and to learn more about them kindly get in touch with us.

Please do not hesitate to contact Immigration Advisers New Zealand Ltd. at contact@nzimmigration.info or call on +64 09 3790219.  Our experienced team of Licensed Immigration Advisers will be happy to guide you.

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