Immigration NZ is now processing residence applications in the non-priority queue that were lodged in May 2019. In the priority queue applications are going straight onto Immigration Officers' desks to be processed.
For more information on the two queues read our previous article here.
There will be a general slowdown in processing over the holidays but this normally picks back up around mid-January.
There are over 5,000 Expressions of Interest sitting in the pool. With no selections out of the pool since March 2020 this number will only keep growing.