Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is streamlining the application process for Permanent Resident Visas, Second or Subsequent Resident Visas, and Variation of Travel Conditions of a resident visa.
Starting from the end of January 2024, these applications can be submitted electronically through Immigration Online, eliminating the need for paper forms.
By making this transition, INZ is enabling its customers to track the progress of their applications online. No more waiting on hold or wondering about the status of your application. Plus, there’s no longer a requirement to submit physical documents like passports for paper applications. It’s all digital and hassle-free.
Eligibility for the Permanent Resident Visa is straightforward. Applicants must have held their resident visa for a minimum of 2 years. If you were outside of New Zealand when your resident visa was issued, the 2-year period starts when you arrived in New Zealand on your resident visa. Submitting an application within this 2-year window may result in a declined application, requiring you to reapply and pay an additional fee.
Please be aware that some Resident Visa 2021 holders received an update on 5 December 2023 that may contain an incorrect date for their eligibility. INZ has urged its customers to double-check the eligibility criteria before submitting their application.
At Immigration Advisers New Zealand Ltd, we are committed to providing the best professional NZ immigration advice at a fair and reasonable price. If you have any questions or need assistance with your application, please get in touch with us. Our team of experts is here to guide you through the process and help you achieve your immigration goals.
Don’t miss this opportunity to take advantage of the simplified visa application process. Take action now and start your journey towards permanent residency in New Zealand. Contact us today for reliable immigration advice.
Vandana Rai is a Senior Licensed Immigration Adviser and has built a reputation around her rare set of skills, which could be considered ideal for her legal profession.