Policy Amendment Circulars

We regularly review and update the Operational Manual. We publish these as Amendment Circulars. We publish the circulars when the changes have been approved and incorporate them into the Operational Manual on the day they come into force.

All Policy Amendment Circulars

Receiving updates

Amendment Circulars can be received via email by subscribing to the Amendment Circular distribution list.

To subscribe, email us with the name and email address you would like the information sent to. You may need to add the INZ Amendment Circulars as a trusted email address to prevent Amendment Circular emails being categorised as spam by your email provider.

Email: INZ Amendment Circulars


We are experiencing intermittent issues with publishing immigration instruction changes to the Operation Manual. We expect delays to continue while New Zealand is at Alert Level 4, so we thank you for your patience during this time. 

You can still find the most recent amendments to immigration instructions in the Amendment Circulars distributed via email (see above), and in the resource library (also linked above).