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Changes to police certificate requirements for China Tuesday, 22 October 2019

From October 2019, visa applicants only need to provide a Notarised Police Certificate with their visa application.

What is changing

Immigration New Zealand has decided that visa applicants no longer need to supply both the Local Police Clearance letter and a Notarised Police Certificate when they submit a visa application.

The change takes affect for any applications submitted from the beginning of October 2019.

Previously, we required both the Local Police Clearance letter and a Notarised Police Certificate. This month we made a decision that it would no longer be mandatory for applicants to provide a Local Police Clearance letter.

We reserve the right to ask the applicant to provide the Local Police Clearance letter at any time, if we need it.

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