About us

Immigration New Zealand looks after New Zealand’s immigration rules and laws, which in turn support our economic growth and strengthen our relationship with other parts of the world. We offer a range of visas to help those who can contribute to New Zealand to visit, work, study, live, or invest here.

Policy & law

Policy & law

Immigration laws and instructions set the rules for how long people can stay in New Zealand and what activities they can do while they're here. The rules apply to everyone who comes to New Zealand to visit, work, study, live, start a business or invest.

What we do

What we do

We work with international organisations and industry partners to improve border security and make immigration easier. We lead government strategy designed to help migrants settle in New Zealand.

Media centre

Media centre

We publish a wide range of information about immigration. All our news, media releases, speeches, publications and events are available here.

Research & statistics

Research & statistics

We gather data on all the people who come to New Zealand to help us create Immigration and settlement policies and strategies.

Our online systems

Our online systems

We have online systems that allow migrants to apply for visas, employers and education providers to check who can work and study in New Zealand, and for doctors to send us medical information.

Site information

Site information

Information on the terms of use for this website, including our privacy statement and copyright requirements.