Terms of use

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


The information on this website can help you apply for temporary entry to, or residence in New Zealand. However, applications are assessed by Immigration New Zealand according to the requirements of the 'Immigration Act 2009'.

We aim to keep the information on this website consistent with the 'Immigration Act 2009', the Immigration Regulations 2010, and the Operational Manual. If it is different, follow the information in the Act, Regulations, and Manual.

Immigration Act 2009

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By visiting this website you agree to our privacy and copyright policies.



Content accuracy

We try to make sure the information on this website is true and up to date. However, we are not responsible for any incorrect or incomplete information.

You should take specific advice from qualified professionals before doing anything because of what you have read on this website.

The information on this website does not replace or change New Zealand laws, other official guidelines or requirements.

Links to third party websites

Sometimes we give you links to other websites. These links do not mean we endorse the linked websites, their content, or provider.

When visiting other websites, refer to their terms of use and copyright policies.

Links from third party websites to this one

You can create hyperlinks from another website to this one.

The link must not be presented on your website in any context that implies an association or endorsement of your website, service, or product, unless you have our permission.

Applications accessed through this website

If you are using this website to access INZ applications such as Immigration Online and VisaView, they may have their own terms of use you should read before using them.

VisaView's terms of use


This website and its content follows the New Zealand Government Web Standards.

New Zealand Government Web Standards

Accessibility information for this website