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 299KB 1003 August 2017

 

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 333KB 1105 August 2017
Expression of Interest Guide PDF 285KB 1101 May 2018
Employer Supplementary Form PDF 255KB 1235 November 2017

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 391KB 1100 May 2018
Expression of Interest Form, Child Supplement PDF 258KB 1103 May 2018

 

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 299KB 1086 March 2018
Pacific Access Category Registration Form PDF 276KB 1092 March 2018
Pacific Access Category (Tuvalu) Registration Guide PDF 270KB 1229 March 2018
Pacific Access Category (Fiji) Registration Guide PDF 264KB 1230 March 2018
Pacific Access Category (Tonga) Registration Guide PDF 264KB 1233 March 2018
Pacific Access Category (Kiribati) Registration Guide PDF 264KB 1231 March 2018

 

Other residence category guides

Read the guide before completing your application.

Form name Form number Date last updated
Residence Guide PDF 287KB 1002 May 2018
Parent Retirement Category Residence Application PDF 329KB 1170 November 2017
Parent Retirement Category Guide PDF 262KB 1171 November 2017
Parent Category Guide PDF 282KB 1207 May 2018

 

Other residence category forms

Form name Form number Date last updated
Residence Visa Application PDF 435KB 1000 November 2017
Refugee Family Support Category Tier One Sponsor Registration PDF 482KB 1094 November 2017
Talent (Arts, Culture and Sport) Sponsorship PDF 280KB 1091 November 2017
Sponsorship Form for Religious Workers PDF 292KB 1190 November 2017
Partnership Support Form for Residence PDF 273KB 1178 November 2017
Parent Category Expression of Interest Form PDF 341KB 1202 May 2018
Parent Category Residence Application PDF 322KB 1206 November 2017
Sponsorship Form for Residence for applications under the Family Parent Category PDF 271KB 1024 November 2017
New Zealand Citizen Endorsement Application PDF 275KB 1174 November 2017
Application from a Resident or Former Resident Visa Holder PDF 330KB 1175 November 2017

Non-category specific residence forms and guides

Form name Form number Date last updated
Guide for Resident and Former Resident Visa Holders PDF 270KB 1176 November 2017
Additional Dependants for Residence in New Zealand PDF 319KB 1001 November 2017
Additional Details Form PDF 256KB 1134 November 2016
Confirmation of Tax Residence Status PDF 237KB 1006 August 2016