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2016 Pacific Quota Ballot Today Friday, 10 June 2016

The Immigration New Zealand Samoa and Pacific Access Category quotas are being drawn by ballot today.

1,100 places are available under the Samoan Quota for Samoan nationals. Another 650 places are available under the Pacific Access Category for nationals from Tonga (250), Fiji (250), Tuvalu (75) and Kiribati (75). 

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) Assistant General Manager Geoff Scott says around 22,000 registration applications were received this year under the Samoan and Pacific Access Category quotas.

INZ will only contact those who are successful in the ballot draws and only successful numbers will be listed.  

The ballot results will be announced on 17 June 2016.

Those successful from the ballot will have until 4.00pm on Monday 10 March 2017 to complete and lodge their formal residence visa applications.