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Make sure you transfer the visa

If anyone has changed their mobile phone recently, they will know inevitably some data slips through the cracks. It can be frustrating! But that frustration is hardly anything compared to being blocked at the border because you forgot to get your visa transferred from your old passport to your new.

31/05/20191 min read
Make sure you transfer the visa

If anyone has changed their mobile phone recently, they will know inevitably some data slips through the cracks. It can be frustrating!

But that frustration is hardly anything compared to being blocked at the border because you forgot to get your visa transferred from your old passport to your new one.

Get your permanent resident visa, resident visa or temporary (work, study, visit) visa transferred to your new passport. You do not want to be having to try and prove your case at the border when you return from an overseas holiday and find the doors to your new home remain shut.

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Update

Work Visa Categories Closing

The work visa categories set to close are:

  • Essential Skills Work Visa
  • Essential Skills Work Visa – approval in principle
  • Work to Residence (Talent – Accredited Employer)
  • Work to Residence (Long Term Skills Shortage)
  • Silver Fern Job Search Work Visa (closed October 2019)
  • Silver Fern Practical Experience Work Visa.
10 Feb 22
Update

Policy Decision Key Dates in 2022

  • February 13. Fully vaccinated Kiwis plus certain other travellers entering NZ from the rest of the world* can skip MIQ.
  • April 30. The border starts a phased reopen to fully vaccinated foreign nationals.
  • April 30. The Productivity Commission reports back to the government on immigration settings.
  • May 9. Applications open for mandatory Employer Accreditation.

*Excludes high-risk countries.

16 Dec 21
Update

Policy Decision Key Dates in 2022

  • July 4. Applications open for the new Accredited Employer Work Visa.
  • July 31. Applications for the 2021 Resident Visa close.
  • August. Skilled Migrant Residence category scheduled to reopen.
  • August. A new pathway to residence for people earning 200% or more of the median wage.

*Excludes high-risk countries.

16 Dec 21