Pacific Policies Visa Information

Here we share some general information about Pacific Visa policy. This material is for information purposes only. Contact one of our Licensed Immigration Advisers for personal immigration advice.

Pacific Policies Visa Information

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.

Pacific Access

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:

  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu

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Samoan Quota

There are 1100 special places available for Samoan Citizens under the age of 45 who are residing in Samoa but who have an offer of employment in New Zealand. The Samoan Quota is administrated out of Samoa. A minimum English language standard applies as do good Health and Character requirements. The Samoa Quota is a great way for employers to source willing workers and for Samoan citizens to secure a permanent pathway to living in New Zealand.

Pitcairn Islanders

Residents of Pitcairn Island may be considered for residence on the basis of normal policy including health and character, subject to holding a job offer. This policy was created because there are limited job opportunities on Pitcairn Island.

New Zealand Citizens

Citizens of Cook Islands and Niue are constitutionally entitled to New Zealand Citizenship. This means citizens of these countries can obtain New Zealand passports with the right to live in New Zealand.

General Comments

Malcolm Pacific Immigration does not normally offer services in regard to these policies other than by special arrangement.

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