Information about Limited Visa

You can visit New Zealand temporarily to achieve an express purpose. Once you’ve achieved your purpose you must leave New Zealand -  you can't usually apply for other visas while in New Zealand on a Limited Visa.


For the time allowed by your visa to achieve your express purpose

All conditions

With this visa you can

Things to note

  • The only kind of visa you can apply for while you’re in New Zealand is another Limited Visa – we’ll only grant this if you need more time to carry out your express purpose.
  • If you apply for a Visitor Visa or one of our student visas, we’ll sometimes offer you a Limited Visa instead – you’ll have the chance to comment before we grant the visa.
  • You can’t work in New Zealand on a Limited Visa, unless it was granted to work for a Recognised Seasonal Employer.

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