Processing Times

Visa Processing Times

Immigration New Zealand processes visas as quickly as it can. In general, however, visa processing times can vary from 20 days for a temporary visa to 10 months for a resident visa.

  • All temporary visas – 20 to 23 days if you apply online and 25 days if you apply manually

Resident visas:

  • Dependent child and residence from work visas – three months
  • Partnership – four months
  • Skilled migrant category and other visas not on this list – six months
  • Parent – seven months
  • Investor – 10 months

It is essential you provide all necessary information to support your application to ensure there are no unnecessary delays with processing. We can help you with this at NZ Immigration Advisers. Please call us today on 09 3790219 to arrange an initial consultation.