Knowledge base articles

What does a resident visa allow me to do?

A resident visa will allow you to live, work and/or study in New Zealand, indefinitely.

A resident visa is valid indefinitely while you are in New Zealand. However, the travel conditions that are attached to the visa will often have an expiry date.

What are travel conditions?

Resident visa holders who want to travel out of New Zealand and return as residents must have a resident visa with valid travel conditions when they return to New Zealand.

Resident visa holders whose travel conditions have expired may need to assess their eligibility for further travel conditions or a further visa.

Resident to permanent resident