Pacific Visa Policy.
New Zealand has complex and deep relationships with Pacific Nations. There are strong economic, cultural and strategic linkages and, in some cases, constitutional connections that reflect our colonial past.
Most categories are governed by quotas and often job offers are required. Applicants will need to meet a high standard of health and character.
In some cases, a level of English language competence is required. These categories open for applications at different times of the year and demand can sometimes outstrip places available.
A total of 650 applicants from the list of countries below, not otherwise eligible for residence, can be accepted each year, on a lottery basis: