Refugees, asylum seekers and their families

Starting a new life in a new country is not always easy. We help refugees and asylum seekers settle into communities, find work and gain access to health services.

Experiences of daily life of refugees in New Zealand

Experiences of daily life of refugees in New Zealand

We have provided a series of videos where refugees talk about their experiences when they first arrived in New Zealand.

Information for refugees settling in New Zealand

Information for refugees settling in New Zealand

Information to help refugees coming to New Zealand to settle into their community. We teach refugees about our health services and encourage them to pursue paying work and afford their own housing.

Information for asylum seekers

Information for asylum seekers

Refugees who successfully seek asylum in New Zealand may live here permanently. We examine each claim individually before granting refugee status.

Our Refugee and Protection Unit

Our Refugee and Protection Unit

Immigration New Zealand helps the successful resettlement of refugees. We work with government and international agencies to help refugees who arrive here under our quota. It’s part of New Zealand’s Refugee Resettlement Strategy.

Our Settlement Strategies

Our Settlement Strategies

Immigration New Zealand has strategies to help migrants make New Zealand their home and support them to fully participate in and contribute to all aspects of New Zealand life.