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New Zealand launched a 12-month open work visa for foreign national students who were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic


The government of New Zealand introduced open work visas for foreign nationals students who held Post Study Work Visas (PSWV) and were impacted by COVID-19 due to the country’s border restrictions that came into force in March 2020.

Eligible individuals will be able to enter New Zealand between March 30, 2023, and September 29, 2023. They will have the opportunity to pursue work for 12 months from the date of their entry through a 12-month open work visa.

For additional eligibility information, check here.

What are the Changes?

New Zealand’s government has launched a 12-month open work visa to support foreign nationals impacted by COVID-19 who held Post Study Work Visas. The visa is available to eligible individuals between March 30, 2023, and September 29, 2023, and allows them to work in the country for 12 months from their entry date.

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: New Zealand Immigration

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