Already have a visa

I’m applying for residency but my work visa will expire soon

You can apply for a temporary visa so you can remain in New Zealand while your residence application is completed.

Processing your residence application can take several months. You should apply for residence early enough so your work visa does not expire before the residence application is decided.

Applying for residence does not give you the right to remain in New Zealand while we consider your application. If your work visa will expire before your residence application is decided, you can apply for a further temporary visa to remain in New Zealand.