On 30 September 2021, Immigration New Zealand announced the introduction of a new “one off” 2021 residency visa for skilled migrants who were in New Zealand on 29 September 2021.
This new pathway has been created to address the current backlog of visa applications awaiting processing and lack of residency options for skilled migrants.
The 2021 Resident Visa offers
This pathway is only available for a limited time. Applications must be submitted by 31 July 2022.
The 2021 Resident Visa will be rolled out in two phases, depending on your circumstances you will be eligible to apply from 1 December 2021, or 1 March 2022.
Immigration New Zealand has advised that further information regarding fees and the application process will be available by the end of October 2021.
This document is intended as a guide only. If you are interested in an eligibility assessment for this visa, please contact Sarah Caulton at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest. McMillan & Co are lawyers, mediators and notary publics located in Dunedin, New Zealand, who specialise in Immigration Law and can be contacted on +64 3 477 2238.
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