What is it?
The New Zealand Government has put measures in place to minimise risks to New Zealand, posed by the COVID-19 virus. The measures prohibit entry to New Zealand for people who are not New Zealand citizens, permanent residents or returning residents.
The New Zealand Government has now allowed limited situations, where travel to New Zealand is allowed, for limited people, while COVID-19 still poses a significant threat to New Zealand. This is by permitting the grant of a:
People who do not have a critical purpose for travel to New Zealand will not be invited to apply for a visa or a variation of conditions.
What is the process?
1. Submit an expression of interest. This must be submitted by:
2. An immigration officer may invite a person to apply for a Critical Purpose Visitor Visa, another visa appropriate to their circumstances, or request a variation of conditions if they are satisfied that:
What is a critical purpose?
The following people are considered to have a critical purpose for travelling to New Zealand.
Who is eligible?
You may be eligible for a Critical Purpose Visitor Visa, if you;
You may be eligible for another visa (appropriate to your circumstances), if you;
You may be eligible for a variation of conditions (for holders of a valid temporary entry class visa), if;
If you think that you are eligible for any of these exemptions, get in touch with us for a discussion.
Posted: Wednesday 30 September 2020
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