Restrictions on visa processing outside New Zealand

Temporary visa applications from outside New Zealand or a quarantine-free travel zone are currently suspended, unless you are exempt.

Immigration New Zealand has suspended visa processing for most individuals who are outside New Zealand, unless they meet the strict border exception criteria or are currently in a COVID-19 quarantine-free travel zone.  

The Government has extended the suspension at least until 5 August 2022. The suspension can be lifted if the border restrictions change.

Immigration New Zealand will continue to process visas for those who are not subject to the COVID-19 border restrictions, and for those who have been granted a border exception.