Already have a visa

Now that you have a visa, you may have questions about moving to New Zealand, or what happens to your visa if your situation changes.

COVID-19 information

COVID-19 information

Information for all travellers, student visa holders, and work visa holders currently in New Zealand.

2021 Resident Visa

2021 Resident Visa

If you are a work visa holder in New Zealand or a critical purpose visitor visa holder you may be eligible for residence under the new 2021 Resident Visa. Some critical purpose visa holders arriving in New Zealand between 30 September 2021 and 31 July 2022 on long term visas may also be eligible for the new visa.

If your situation changes

If your situation changes

If your situation changes while you are in New Zealand, you might need to make changes to your visa. See the most common changes for your type of visa.

Managing your visa and passport

Managing your visa and passport

Learn how to renew or transfer visas, report missing passports, get a citizen endorsement, and what happens if your visa or passport expire.

Your visa conditions

Your visa conditions

There are general conditions for all visas, but you can also check the conditions that are specific to your visa.

Transferring my visa to a new passport

Transferring my visa to a new passport

If you have renewed your passport, you need to transfer your valid visa into your new passport before you use it to travel. This applies regardless of whether you have a physical visa label or an eVisa.

Bring a family member or partner to NZ

Bring a family member or partner to NZ

We have a range of visas to help partners, dependent children and parents of New Zealand residents and visa holders join family here. It's also important to us that they have the tools they need to help settle them into New Zealand life as best as they can.

Becoming a permanent resident

Becoming a permanent resident

Permanent residence is usually the next step after residence. You can live and work in New Zealand indefinitely, and come and go as you like.

Moving to and settling in New Zealand

Moving to and settling in New Zealand

Moving to another country to work, study or live can be stressful. We have practical advice to help your pre-departure and arrival in New Zealand to be as easy as possible.