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.

Moving to & settling in New Zealand

Moving to & 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.

My situation has changed

My situation has changed

Your personal situation may have changed, and these changes might mean some changes for your visa too. Here you may find the answer to your question.

Check your visa conditions

Check your visa conditions

You can check the visa conditions that you need to comply with during the duration of your visa online or inside your passport.

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. 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.