Check if you are eligible to apply for the 2021 Resident Visa

This tool shows if you may be eligible for the 2021 Resident Visa.

This is not an application form. You will need to apply using the approved form that will be available in two phases starting 1 December 2021. Your eligibility will be determined when we consider your application.


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If you held one of the visas below on 29 September 2021, then select that from the list.

If you did not hold one of those visas but you have applied for one of the visas in the below list on or before 29 September 2021, select the visa you have applied for, not the visa you currently hold.


If you are on an interim visa, and your application for a visa is in process, select the visa you have applied for.


You need to have arrived in New Zealand on or before 29 September 2018 and have spent a minimum of 821 days in New Zealand between 29 September 2018 and 29 September 2021 (inclusive). The time spent in New Zealand does not need to be consecutive. There is no minimum amount within a calendar year.