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Government updates New Zealand Residence Programme Tuesday, 19 February 2019

The Government has decided on the New Zealand Residence Programme (NZRP) Planning Range through to the end of the year.

The NZRP Planning Range sets the upper and lower number for residence visa approvals. The transitional Planning Range will be 50,000 to 60,000 residence approvals from 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2019.


As of 24 September 2020, the Government has not yet finalised the new NZRP. In the meantime INZ continues to process applications at the same volume and with the same level of resourcing as the previous NZRP allowed for, although there has been some disruption due to COVID-19.