Welcome to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city and commonly known as the ‘City of Sails’.
The Auckland region receives a very high number of applications each year. We have three branches in the region – Manukau, Henderson, and Auckland Central.
You may not have to come to the branch to lodge your application. Make sure that you read the information below and submit your application to the right place, so that we can process your application as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
Please do not queue at an Immigration New Zealand branch in Auckland if you are applying for a visitor, work or student visa.
You may be able to submit your visa application online.
Most applicants for a visitor, student or work visa for one applicant can use Immigration ONLINE to apply.
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To complete your application online using Immigration ONLINE:
You need to create an account and fill in an online form. To find out more, visit our Apply Online page.
Applications for visitor, student and work visas must be:
For further information about lodgement requirements for temporary visas, take a look at our application checklists. For more on submitting applications or contacting us, see our contact details.
For further information about work visas, including labour market tests, see work visa (essential skills).
For advice and assistance on immigration matters:
Auckland region area offices provide same-day processing services if you hold a resident visa and you have proof of travel within 7 days.
The following application types will be accepted at reception and you will be provided with a receipt for any fee paid:
We will contact you within 7 days for any further information or advise you of the application outcome.
Visit, work, student and resident visa applications are to be submitted by mail or via our drop box located at our offices.
See our branch addresses, contact details, opening hours and more information about lodging applications on our contact details page.