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 262KB


D1b - All departures by month PDF 215KB

Education agent approval rates for India

Approval rates for education agents recruiting Indian students

Immigration law/compliance

Overstayers PDF 234KB

Limited purpose

LP1 - Limited purpose applications decided by financial year PDF 831KB

Recognised Seasonal Employer workers

Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme arrivals PDF 283KB


Refugee Quota Arrivals PDF 419KB

Refugee Quota Settlement PDF 527KB

Refugee Family Support Category PDF 361KB

Refugee and Protection Status PDF 387KB


R1 - Resident decisions by financial year PDF 2MB

R4 - Occupation and region for SMC/General Skills principal applicants PDF 3MB

R7 - Resident applications accepted by financial year PDF 583KB

R8 - Resident applications on hand by month PDF 1MB

Returning residents

RRV1 - Returning resident's visas PDF 945KB


S1 - Student applications decided PDF 1MB

S5 - Students with valid visas or permits PDF 2MB

S7 - First-time students PDF 352KB


V1 - Visitor applications decided PDF 1MB


W1 - Work applications decided PDF 2MB

W3 - Work applications approved by occupation PDF 5MB