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  • New Zealand will permit holders of 2021 interim visas to request new visas before the expiration of the current visa


The government of New Zealand announced that holders of 2021 Interim Visas would be permitted to request a new interim visa before the expiration date of their current visa. According to the government announcement, this will allow 2021 Resident Visa applicants to stay in New Zealand while their application is processed.

The government will charge no fees for applicants requesting a new visa. The new visa will allow holders to travel overseas and remain valid for a 12-month period.

What are the Changes?

On March 3, 2023, the government of New Zealand introduced an extension of stay option for foreign nationals currently holding interim visas that are due to expire within the next several months.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of New Zealand’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Immigration New Zealand

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