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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.

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.