These are the conditions that you must meet once you have your visa.


You will not normally be granted travel conditions.

If you leave New Zealand, we’ll consider you have withdrawn your claim (or appeal) for refugee or protection status.


You cannot work in New Zealand on this visa.

If the Ministry of Social Development declares a seasonal labour shortage, you can apply for a one-off variation to your visa conditions to do seasonal work for up to 6 weeks.

Visa expiry

You must leave New Zealand before your visa expires.

If more time is needed to make a decision about your refugee or protection status claim, you may apply for another visa to stay in New Zealand.  You’ll need to apply before your current visa expires.