Critical Purpose Variation of Conditions application

Use this form if you have an invitation to apply for a variation of conditions on your temporary visa because you have a critical purpose for travelling to New Zealand.

When to use this form

You can apply and use this form if:

  • you are not in New Zealand, and
  • you already have a visa to travel to New Zealand, and
  • you or your employer has successfully requested an exception to the COVID-19 travel restrictions on the basis that you have a critical purpose for travelling to New Zealand, and
  • you have received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for a Variation of Conditions (VOC) from Immigration New Zealand.

Fees

The fee to submit this request is NZD $190. You will pay the fee at the end of the form. You can pay with a Visa or Mastercard credit card.

What to do when you arrive in New Zealand

When you arrive in New Zealand you must enter quarantine or managed isolation, and follow the directions of a medical officer of health.

Managed isolation and quarantine | miq.govt.nz

Check if you are eligible