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 or you need to travel overseas for a reason of national significance.

When to use this form

If you are outside New Zealand

You can apply and use this form if:

  • 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.

If you are already in New Zealand or a quarantine-free travel zone

You can apply and use this form if:

  • you hold a valid visa, and
  • you are travelling overseas for a reason of national significance, and
  • you intend to return to New Zealand, and
  • you have been approved by the Ministry of Health for early access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

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 follow the directions of a medical officer of health. You may be required to enter managed isolation or quarantine on arrival.

Managed isolation and quarantine | miq.govt.nz

Check if you are eligible