Policy & law

Immigration laws and instructions set the rules for people who want to visit, work, study, live, start a business, or invest in New Zealand.

Immigration policies & processes

Immigration policies & processes

Learn about the immigration policies and processes we use to make decisions about visa applications.

Fraud, exploitation, and trafficking

Fraud, exploitation, and trafficking

Immigration fraud, migrant exploitation and people trafficking are serious offences and we take active steps to combat them.

Identity information

Identity information

We use biometric information and information matching to verify your identity and your right to New Zealand government services.

Immigration law

Immigration law

New Zealand immigration laws provide a framework for us to manage immigration in a way that balances our national interests with our international obligations.