UPDATED: Wednesday, 02 December 2020
Visitor Visa – General
Visitor Visa – General
Keen to visit New Zealand and enjoy its beauty? Do you have family or friends you wish to visit or maybe have a specific reason to travel to New Zealand? NZeTA – Some visitors and transit passengers can travel to New Zealand without a visa if they get an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) before they travel (More Information) GENERAL VISITOR VISA New Zealand is a breath-taking country to visit and to spend your holiday. Whether you are on the go or want a quieter holiday there is plenty to suit everyone’s taste and personality. New Zealand has a range of visas that allow you to come to New Zealand for a holiday or to visit friends and family and some special visas that allow other activities like short term study or some business activities. (More Information) Contact GO Immigration for advice on before you start planning your trip.
Work Visa – Graduate (Post Study)
Are you currently studying in New Zealand and going towards a New Zealand qualification and you would like to explore your options for the future? Have you completed an acceptable qualification in New Zealand, and you would like to stay and work in New Zealand and pursue a career? You may qualify for a Post-Study open work visa but there are criteria you must meet (More Information)
Work Visa – Essential Skills
Do you have unique set of skills and work experience? Would you like to pursue employment, come, and work temporary in New Zealand and gain New Zealand work experience? If you have been offered a full-time job, and you have the necessary qualifications and experience to work in that job, you can apply for a temporary visa to work in New Zealand but still, there is a set of criteria you and your employer must meet before your visa is approved. If you are granted this visa, you may be able to support visa applications for your partner and dependent children (More Information) On 27 July 2020, the current system of assessing jobs based on skill-bands changed. Immigration New Zealand now assesses jobs based on whether they are paid at or above, or below the median New Zealand wage, instead of using a combination of the ANZSCO classification and pay to determine skill bands. If you earn at or above the median wage, you can be granted a visa for 3 years. A 5-year visa for higher-skilled jobs has been removed. If you earn below the median wage, you can be granted a visa for 6 months and you be subject to a stand-down period if you have been in New Zealand for 3 years on an Essential Skills visa for work and:
Work Visa – Work to Residence – Talent (Accredited Employer)
Would you like to work in New Zealand with an option to stay and settle permanently? Do you have a job offer from a New Zealand Accredited Employer or already working for one? This visa type gives you the option to apply for residence after 2 years of working for an accredited employer. If you have a family you can’t include a partner or dependent children in your work visa application, but they can apply for visas based on their relationship to you. (More Information) Important note: On 7 October 2019 Immigration New Zealand introduced some important changes for Talent Accredited Employers. Changes include:
Work Visa – Specific Purpose
Do you have a specific work reason to come to New Zealand?
Work Visa – Work to Residence – Sports/Culture/Art
Do you have exceptional talent in a field of art, sport or culture and looking for a pathway to residence in New Zealand. You’ll need the support of a New Zealand organisation that’s recognised for its excellence in your field of talent, and a sponsor, to apply. After being actively engaged in your field in New Zealand for 2 years, you may be eligible for residence. (More Information)
Work Visa – when partner is included in PA’s application
If you are applying for a work visa but you also have a partner, your partner will also have to apply for his/her work or visitor visa. If you and your partner meet partnership requirements we can apply for both of your visas at the same time and save you the time and money. Partner of a Worker Work Visa (More Information) Partner of a Worker Visitor Visa (More Information)
Work Visa – when child/children are included in PA’s application
If you hold a work visaand dependent child/childrenwho are 19 and under they can join you in New Zealand on a Visitor or a Student Visa depending on your child/children’s age and your personal plans and circumstances. Dependent Child of a Worker Visitor Visa (More Information) Dependent Child of a Worker Student Visa (More Information) Important Note: From 10 August 2020, Immigration New Zealand has temporarily suspended applications for temporary visas from outside New Zealand, unless the applicants meet the strict criteria for border exemptions
Student – Domestic or International
Are you thinking to start your studies in New Zealand, or you already have an oversea qualification, but you wish to study further? You need a student visa if you plan to study in New Zealand for more than 3 months. New Zealand has a range of visas that allow you to go to school, take a course, or do other training. There are a different set of criteria for Domestic and International. (More Information) Do you have a Dependent Child and you want your child to attend primary or secondary school in New Zealand while you are working or studying here? Only children of certain kinds of visa holders are eligible for this visa, so you’ll need to check you have an appropriate work or student visa before you apply. (More Information) Important Note: From 10 August 2020, Immigration New Zealand has temporarily suspended applications for temporary visas from outside New Zealand, unless the applicants meet the strict criteria for border exemptions
Partnership – Work or Visitor
Are you in a genuine and stable relationship but your partner is in New Zealand? Do you wish to reunite with your partner here in New Zealand? Certain visa holders can support their partners for a work or visitor visa but you need to be sure that you and your partnership can meet certain, strict criteria. Providing relationship evidence sounds like an easy task but did you know that many partnership applications get declined because there was a lack of right and relevant relationship evidence? (More Information)
Do you have adult children permanently residing in New Zealand? Would you like to stay with them and not just visit occasionally? Explore your options as a parent of a New Zealand citizen or resident visa holder?
Parent Retirement – renewal
Parent – 3 years multiple entry visitor visa
Parents and grandparents can visit family in New Zealand, multiple times on the same visa. You must be visiting your New Zealand citizen or resident children or grandchildren. While you’re here, you can enjoy New Zealand’s scenery, adventure, culture, and friendly people. Important Note: From 10 August 2020, Immigration New Zealand has temporarily suspended applications for temporary visas from outside New Zealand, unless the applicants meet the strict criteria for boarder exemptions. (More Information)
Oh now, have you forgot to renew your visa on timeand you are now in New Zealand without a legal ground, unlawfully? There is still a way to remedy your situation if you meet the requirements. Important Note: Requests under Section 61 are only granted in some cases but if approved in principle, and INZ may issue you a new visa to allow you in New Zealand lawfully.
Are you in New Zealand and your further temporary visa application was recently declined by Immigration New Zealand? Was the INZ’s decision to decline correct or there is a way to turn over their decision? If INZ declined your application for a temporary visa to visit, work or study in New Zealand, in some circumstances you can ask INZ to reconsider its decision. (More Information)
Do you have a medical or character issue that could adversely affect your visa application? All applicants for all visas must be of good character, not pose a security risk and not threaten New Zealand’s international reputation. Applicants also must have an acceptable standard of health unless they are entering New Zealand for specific medical treatment and have been granted a visa for this purpose, or they are applying for a further residence class visa under a certain category. Addressing certain medical or character issues is important for your application to be approved. This requires strong advocacy on your behalf, and we are here to help you with that.
Variation of Conditions – VOC
Something changed since your visa was granted? Find out if you can vary the conditions of your current visa or you have to apply for a new visa. Temporary visas such as work, student, or visitor visas are granted with conditions telling you what you are allowed to do while you’re on the visa. If your visa conditions no longer match your circumstances, you may apply to change your conditions. However, in some situations, you may need to apply for a new visa instead. Find out if you can vary the conditions of your current visa or you have to apply for a new visa. (More Information)