Latest Border Exemption from Immigration New Zealand

Immigration New Zealand has introduced new border exemptions that will be able to reunite many families who have been separated due to the Covid restrictions. These latest exemptions come into place on 30 April 2021.

You will be able to submit critical purpose visa applications, if you are any of the following:

  1. Families of health care workers in New Zealand;

To be eligible:

  • You must be a partner or dependent child of the person currently in New Zealand on a temporary visa; and
  • The person in New Zealand must hold a temporary visa that specifies that they are in an occupation needed to deliver critical health services in New Zealand; and 
  • Their visa must be still valid for 12 months after the date the request for travel is submitted. 
  1. Families of highly-skilled workers in other sectors who are currently in New Zealand.

To be eligible:

  • You must be a partner or dependent child of the person currently in New Zealand on a temporary visa; and
  • The person in New Zealand must be currently living and employed in New Zealand, and earning at least $51 an hour or $106,080 per year and their visa must be still valid for 12 months after the date the request for travel is submitted. 
  • There are other criteria for this exemption that you and your partner will need to meet.
  1. Partners and dependent children of temporary visa holders in New Zealand, who hold visas, but had not yet arrived here when the border closed.

To be eligible:

  • You must be a partner or dependent child of the person currently in New Zealand on a temporary visa that must be still valid for 12 months after the date the request for travel must be submitted; and
  • You must already hold a temporary visa, based on your relationship to the person in New Zealand. 
  • The visa for the partner or parent in New Zealand must be still valid for 12 months after the date the request for travel is submitted. 

Contact us now so that we can work with you on your eligibility!

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