We gather statistics on how many people come and go from New Zealand, the reason for their visits, and if they come as residents, how well they settle here.

Statistics files for download

For privacy reasons the CSV files have been temporarily removed from the website.  The decision follows concerns raised that some information previously published has breached individuals’ privacy. INZ has removed the files for the time being while we review how we provide this information in a way that ensures INZ meets its legal obligation to protect personal information.


A1b - Arrivals by month PDF 253KB

Ballot system

B1 - Applicants decided by ballot PDF 265KB


D1b - All departures by month PDF 215KB

Immigration law/compliance

Overstayers PDF 251KB

Limited purpose

LP1 - Limited purpose applications decided by financial year PDF 824KB

Recognised Seasonal Employer workers

Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme arrivals


Refugee Quota Arrivals PDF 381KB

Refugee Family Support Category PDF 394KB

Refugee and Protection Status Claims PDF 392KB

Refugee and Protection Status Decisions PDF 379KB

Refugee Quota Regional Settlement PDF 395KB


R1 - Resident decisions by financial year PDF 2MB

R4 - Occupation and region for SMC/General Skills principal applicants PDF 2MB

R7 - Resident applications accepted by financial year PDF 565KB

R8 - Resident applications on hand by month PDF 1MB

Returning residents

RRV1 - Returning resident's visas PDF 939KB


S1 - Student applications decided PDF 1MB

S7 - First-time students PDF 351KB


V1 - Visitor applications decided PDF 1MB


W1 - Work applications decided PDF 2MB

W3 - Work applications approved by occupation PDF 2MB