Information about Interim Visa

An interim visa allows you to stay in New Zealand while we assess your application for another temporary visa. You must have applied for another temporary visa before your previous visa expired. You don't need to apply for an interim visa - we usually grant them automatically. An interim visa may allow you to continue working or studying – it'll depend on the visa you've applied for and the visa you had before.


Up to 6 months

All conditions

With this visa you can

  • Stay in New Zealand while we assess your application for another visa.
  • Depending on your situation, you may be able to continue working or studying too.

Things to note

  • You can’t apply for an interim visa, it will be granted automatically if you’re eligible.
  • Your interim visa will be granted electronically. There won’t be a physical visa label in your passport.
  • Your interim visa will start when your current visa expires.
  • We only grant interim visas to people who have applied for temporary visas.

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