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Travelling to New Zealand on business My resident visa application is still in process but my temporary visa will expire soon. I hold two passports. Which one should I travel on? If I get a resident visa, how long do I have to move to New Zealand? Can I travel to New Zealand as a visitor, and apply for residence from there? My country is not on the list of working holiday schemes What information can the Immigration Contact Centre (ICC) release to an LIA or a lawyer? How long will my student visa be valid for, if granted? Options for Religious Workers Can a visa application be prioritised? Will I lose my New Zealand residence status if I travel abroad? Skilled Migrant Category - removal of section 49(1) conditions Can I enter New Zealand on a one-way ticket? What is the visa status of a child born in New Zealand? How do I apply online for a Working Holiday? Are there any special rules for Australian citizens and residents? Do we have to be married to qualify under the partnership instructions? Can I look after a child in New Zealand who has a student visa? How can I report someone to the immigration authorities? Who can apply for a visa using Immigration Online? I'm coming to New Zealand to participate in a sports event. What visa do I need? How long will my Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest remain in the pool after it is submitted? How do I obtain a New Zealand passport or citizenship? I am visiting New Zealand but would like to do some fruit picking - is this allowed? Information for visitors travelling without a visa I filled out my working holiday visa application a while ago, but now the form has disappeared. What should I do? Can I add my newborn child to my existing visa application? I am a Tour Guide coming to New Zealand with a Tour Group How do I start an online Expression of Interest and submit it? I can't save details into my Expression of Interest What Fiji travel documents will Immigration New Zealand Suva Branch Accept? What can be used as evidence of residence status? Do I need to submit any documents with my Expression of Interest? Will I be eligible for a further student visa if I was absent from class due to illness? Can I use an old application form? What type of work is seasonal work? Can I apply for a Working Holiday visa while in New Zealand? What is an 'open work visa', and how do I get one? What can be used as evidence of work experience? Information on DNA testing How do I get a New Zealand passport? Providing full birth certificates with applications Can I come to New Zealand to volunteer or volunteer once I am in New Zealand? kb-question-1098