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Those planning to apply for a Permanent Resident Visa, Second or Subsequent Resident Visa, or a Variation of Travel Conditions in New Zealand should know that Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is making your application process smoother and more convenient than before by embracing digital transformation.

Starting at the end of January 2024, applicants will have the opportunity to submit their Permanent Resident Visa applications online.

So, what does this mean for you?

Effortless Application Tracking:

With Immigration Online, you can conveniently track the progress of your application at the click of a button.


No More Physical Document Hassles:

The transition to Immigration Online means a seamless submission process without the need for traditional paperwork.

Eligibility Criteria for the Permanent Resident Visa

To be eligible for a Permanent Resident Visa, individuals must have held their resident visa for at least 2 years. For those outside New Zealand when their resident visa was issued, the countdown starts from the date of arrival in New Zealand on their resident visa.

It’s crucial to note that submitting an application within the 2-year period may result in rejection. In such cases, applicants will need to reapply, incurring an additional application fee.

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