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 if you have been nominated by an authorised New Zealand government organisation or agency to travel overseas for a reason of national significance.

When to use this form

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.

Or you can apply and use this form if:

  • you hold a valid New Zealand temporary visa, and
  • you have been nominated by an authorised New Zealand government agency or organisation to travel overseas for a reason of national significance, and
  • you intend to return to 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.

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