Immigration Online

Online system

Our Immigration Online system allows you to apply online for a work, visitor or student visa. You can also apply online for a resident visa as the partner or dependent child of a New Zealander. You can upload supporting documents, photographs and also pay for your application online. It's faster and easier to apply online.


From late 2021, Immigration New Zealand will start delivering enhancements to its Immigration Online system.

Visas you can apply for using Immigration Online

You can apply for the following visas using Immigration Online:

  • Student Visa
  • Work Visa
  • Visitor Visa
  • Group Visitor Visa
  • Partner of a New Zealander Resident visa
  • Dependent Child Resident Visa

Visas you cannot apply for using Immigration Online

You are unable to apply for the following visas:

  • Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa
  • Parent Resident Visa
  • Parent Retirement Resident Visa
  • Long Term Skill Shortage List Resident Visa
  • Talent (Accredited Employer) Resident Visa
  • Talent (Arts, Culture, Sports) Resident Visa
  • Religious Worker Resident Visa
  • Samoan Quota Resident Visa
  • Pacific Access Category Resident Visa
  • Pitcairn Islander Resident Visa
  • Investor Plus (Investor 1) Resident Visa
  • Investor (Investor 2) Resident Visa
  • Entrepreneur Resident Visa
  • Employees of Relocating Business Resident Visa
  • Refugee Family Support Category Resident Visa
  • Victims of Family Violence Resident Visa Category
  • Refugee Quota Family Reunification Category
  • Victims of People Trafficking Residence Category
  • Permanent Resident Visa
  • Variation of travel conditions on resident visas
  • Second or Subsequent Resident Visa

What's involved

  1. Check the supporting documents you need to provide with your application
  2. Create your Immigration ONLINE account
  3. Complete all relevant fields in the application as fully as you can
  4. Upload your documents and photo
  5. Pay the application fee with your credit card
  6. Submit the application
  7. An Immigration New Zealander officer will begin assessing your application
  8. A decision is made on your application and you are notified
  9. Your eVisa is issued.

What you need to apply online

To complete an online application you will need:

  • A RealMe account
  • A valid credit card
  • A computer and reliable internet connection (mobile or tablet is not supported)
  • A passport-style photo in jpeg format
  • PDF copies of your important documents OR a scanner to make PDFs. 

Your RealMe account does not need to be verified to apply online.