Residence forms and guides

Application forms and guides related to living permanently in New Zealand. It is recommended that you read the associated guide first before you complete the form.

Self-assessment for residence

Read the Self-Assessment Guide for Residence for information about which residence category is right for you.

Guide name Guide number Date last updated
Self-Assessment Guide for Residence in New Zealand PDF 336KB 1003 Nov 2016

 

Skilled Migrant Category

Read the Skilled Migrant guides before completing your Expression of Interest (EOI) and application forms.

Form name Form number Date last updated
Application for Residence Guide – Skilled Migrant Category PDF 332KB 1105 Aug 2016
Expression of Interest Guide  PDF 319KB 1101 Nov 2016

Start your application by completing an Expression of Interest (EOI)

Submitting an EOI online is faster and costs less than submitting it in paper form.

Form name Form number Date last updated
Skilled Migrant Online Expression of Interest [online] Online version  
Expression of Interest Form  PDF 439KB 1100 Nov 2016
Expression of Interest Form, Child Supplement  PDF 265KB 1103 Nov 2016

 

Pacific Quotas

The more you know about what it is really like to move to and live in New Zealand, the better your chances of success. Read our pre-registration information sheets to find out more:
Tuvalu information sheet PDF 336KB
Kiribati information sheet PDF 336KB
Fiji information sheet PDF 336KB

Form name Form number Date last updated

Samoan Quota Scheme Registration Form PDF 322KB

1086

Feb 2017

Pacific Access Category Registration Form PDF 289KB

1092

Pacific Access Category (Tuvalu) Registration Guide PDF 277KB

1229

Pacific Access Category (Fiji) Registration Guide PDF 277KB

1230

Pacific Access Category (Kiribati) Registration Guide PDF 279KB

1231

Pacific Access Category (Tonga) Registration Guide PDF 276KB

1233

 

Other residence category guides

Read the guide before completing your application.

Form name Form number Date last updated
Residence Guide  PDF 309KB 1002 Apr 2016
Parent Retirement Category Residence Application PDF 348KB 1170 Nov 2016
Parent Retirement Category Guide PDF 274KB 1171 Nov 2016
Parent Category Guide PDF 303KB 1207 Nov 2016

 

Other residence category forms

Form name Form number Date last updated
Residence Visa Application PDF 462KB 1000 Nov 2016
Refugee Family Support Category Tier Two Sponsor Registration PDF 510KB 1192 Nov 2016
Refugee Family Support Category Tier One Sponsor Registration PDF 508KB 1094 Nov 2016
Talent (Arts, Culture and Sport) Sponsorship PDF 304KB 1091 Nov 2016
Sponsorship Form for Religious Workers PDF 276KB 1190 July 2015
Partnership Support Form for Residence PDF 300KB 1178 Nov 2016
Parent Category Expression of Interest Form PDF 362KB 1202 Nov 2016
Parent Category Residence Application PDF 347KB 1206 Nov 2016
Sponsorship Form for Residence for applications under the Family Parent Category  PDF 293KB 1024 Nov 2016
New Zealand Citizen Endorsement Application PDF 284KB 1174 Nov 2016
Application from a Resident or Former Resident Visa Holder PDF 352KB 1175 Nov 2016

Non-category specific residence forms and guides

Form name Form number Date last updated
Guide for Resident and Former Resident Visa Holders PDF 143KB 1176 March 2014
Additional Dependants for Residence in New Zealand  PDF 319KB 1001 Aug 2016
Additional Details Form PDF 263KB 1134 Nov 2016
Confirmation of Tax Residence Status PDF 237KB 1006 Aug 2016