Waiting for a visa

Find out how to check the status of your visa or NZeTA online and how long it normally takes us to process the type of visa you have applied for.

Checking your visa application status

Checking your visa application status

After you submit your visa application — online, using a paper form or through an adviser — you can find out its status and the timeframes for a decision.

How long it takes to process a visa application

How long it takes to process a visa application

Immigration New Zealand offices in New Zealand are now open. Offices outside New Zealand (except for the Apia branch) are still closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Processing of critical or essential visas related to COVID-19 requests for entry to New Zealand are being prioritised based on the direction of the New Zealand Government.

Fees, decision times & where to apply

Fees, decision times & where to apply

Immigration New Zealand offices in New Zealand are now open. Our offices outside New Zealand (except for the Apia branch) remain closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Processing of critical or essential visas related to COVID-19 requests for entry to New Zealand are being prioritised based on the direction of the New Zealand Government.

Request or change your personal information

Request or change your personal information

You can ask for a copy of the information we hold about you and have it corrected if it is wrong.