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.

Update: 5:30pm 1 December 2021

We are experiencing some technical issues resulting in the system operating slower than anticipated. Some users have had difficulty getting onto the system to apply which we appreciate is causing some frustration.

Our team are urgently working with our technical partners on a fix. We appreciate your patience and understanding.