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You may use any of the material that is protected by Crown copyright free of charge and without further permission provided:
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This privacy statement applies to personal and other information collected on Immigration New Zealand's (INZ) website: www.immigration.govt.nz.
When you become a registered user of this website, personal information is collected from you. This information allows the management of your account with us and is used to determine the usage of this website.
INZ collects and holds the information about you provided in any application for the following purposes:
The collection of the information is authorised by the Immigration Act 2009 and the Immigration Regulations under that Act. The supply of information is voluntary, but if you do not supply the mandatory information required in any application you submit, your application will not be accepted.
INZ will store and use any personal information by which you can be identified (such as your name, addresses or email) in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993. INZ has a legal obligation to protect any information INZ collects from you. INZ's online services are designed to meet national and international security standards to safeguard personal information collected.
INZ will not disclose your information to any third party in a form that will identify you except in the following circumstances:
Please note that INZ is authorised to share information with other government agencies under applicable law.
INZ may also use your information to determine your entitlement to board a flight to New Zealand. Your personal information is not shared with airline check-in agents. When you check in to board a flight, the check-in agent only sees a boarding instruction based on the information you have provided in any application you submit.
For information on the privacy laws in New Zealand, please visit the Privacy Commissioner's website.
You have the right to:
In accordance with the Privacy Act 1993, we reserve the right to refuse your request if we have a good reason.
If you wish to check personal information held about you, please contact your local Visa Application Centre (VAC) or INZ office. If you do not have a local VAC or INZ office, you can contact INZ through our knowledge base or post your enquiry to: Immigration New Zealand, PO Box 3705, Wellington 6140.
You can browse our website without having to disclose any personal data. However, we may collect statistical information about your visit to help us analyse usage or, and improve the INZ website. This information includes:
This information is viewable by Site administrators and certain other INZ staff. It may also be shared with other government agencies. This information will be used for statistical or research purposes and will not be published in a form that could reasonably be expected to identify you.
This site uses Google Analytics cookies to provide traffic analysis which helps us improve our website.
It also uses third-party vendor remarketing tracking cookies, including those from Facebook and Google. These allow the third-party vendors to show Immigration New Zealand's ads on sites across the Internet based on someone's past visits to this website. This helps us to communicate to people who have shown an interest in living, working, studying or visiting New Zealand. On occasion, we may share this data with other New Zealand Government agencies, including Education New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand, so that they can serve ads to these people too.
None of the cookies we use collect identifiable information about you.
You can disable or delete cookies through your browser settings. To learn more about cookies and how you can manage them in your web browser, visit: www.allaboutcookies.org.
Every care has been taken to ensure the information on this site is accurate. All links and references to other websites, organisations or people not within Immigration New Zealand are provided for your convenience only, and should not be taken as an endorsement of those websites, organisations or people.
While use of the information on this site may assist you to apply for temporary entry to or residence in New Zealand, applications will be assessed by Immigration New Zealand according to the requirements of the Immigration Act 2009.
Last updated 18 August 2015