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Processing visa applications from people affected by recent events in New Caledonia and Vanuatu

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is monitoring the situation closely in New Caledonia and Vanuatu in light of the unrest in New Caledonia and the liquidation of Air Vanuatu.

28 May 2024
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INZ is very aware of the impact of such events and treats visa applications as a matter of priority and very empathetically.

We are very focused on helping those on temporary visas in New Zealand who may need to stay longer here and are very sympathetic to requests for further visas until people are able to return home.

INZ has already extended visas for Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers to enable them to stay in New Zealand lawfully and extended the visa entry dates for RSE workers waiting to travel to New Zealand from Vanuatu.

Support for RSE workers and employers affected by Vanuatu flight cancellations