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Scam aimed at Fijian citizens inviting people to apply for residence in New Zealand Monday, 26 June 2017

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is aware of an email and text scam aimed at Fijian citizens which has attempted to copy the recent Immigration New Zealand Pacific Access Category (PAC) ballot process.

If you have received an email or text and are unsure of whether this is real or not:

  • Look for basic mistakes in language and check who the text or email sender is. Copies of scammed information indicate that it is from USAFIS Immigration Services –this is clearly an error as it refers to the USA
  • When Immigration New Zealand (INZ) sends emails or texts there is no requirement to respond to them
  • INZ will only be back in contact with those registrants who were successful through the PAC ballot
  • INZ will not ask for any fees or costs


The Immigration New Zealand PAC ballot process informs people via text and email whether they were successful after an individual has lodged a PAC registration form through local Visa Application Centres (VAC).

A registrant will either be provided with a failed or successful result - if successful a registration number is provided. 

A ballot was run on the 9th June 2017 and those registration numbers that were drawn are available on the INZ website.

Pacific Quota ballot results