Terms of use

Information on our terms of use for the Immigration New Zealand website and its online services.


While use of the information on this website may assist you to apply for temporary entry, or residence in New Zealand, applications will be assessed by Immigration New Zealand according to the requirements of the 'Immigration Act 2009'.

If any information on this website differs from the 'Immigration Act 2009', and/or the Immigration Regulations 2010, and/or the Operational Manual, the Act, Regulations and Manual prevail.


By visiting this website you consent to our Privacy and Copyright policies.



Content accuracy

INZ endeavours to the best of its ability and knowledge to ensure that the information on the Ministry’s immigration.govt.nz website is accurate and current.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy and currency, the Ministry will not be liable for the provision of any incorrect or incomplete information.

Visitors using this website should take specific advice from qualified, professional people before undertaking any action as a result of information accessed on this website.

The information provided on this website does not replace or alter the laws of New Zealand and other official guidelines or requirements.

Links to third party websites

The Ministry does not accept any liability for the accuracy or content of information on this website that belongs to third parties; nor for the accuracy or content of any third-party website that you may access via a hyperlink from this site.

Links to other websites should not be taken as endorsement of those websites or the products offered on those sites. This includes websites that may host INZ content (eg video files on YouTube). The Ministry does not endorse advertising, related material, or other content you may view on such sites while accessing INZ content.

When visiting other websites, please refer to the Terms of use and copyright policies of those sites.

Links from third party websites to this one

You are welcome to create a hyperlink from another website to this one. However, the link must not be presented on your website in any context that implies that this website has an association with your website, or endorses your service or product, unless you have the Ministry’s express permission.

Applications accessed through this website

Visitors accessing INZ applications through this website (eg Immigration ONLINE and VisaView) should be aware that these applications may have their own terms of use. You should read those terms of use before using those applications.


This website, and its content, is developed with reference to the New Zealand Government Web Standards.

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