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Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship category introduced Thursday, 21 December 2017

Immigration instructions for the Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship category have now been published.

Immigration instructions for the Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship category have now been published in Amendment Circular 2017-14. The Operational Manual will be updated to reflect these instructions shortly.

The Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship category allows 25 refugees who meet relevant criteria and are sponsored by an approved community organisation to be granted permanent residence in New Zealand.

A request for applications from interested community organisations has now closed. Immigration New Zealand expects to announce approved community organisations in January 2018.

Amendment Circular 2017-14 PDF 502KB

Detailed information about the visa

Information for community organisations