COVID 2021 Resident Visa

As you can see in the list below, Immigration New Zealand has announced this new Resident Visa today.

Those arriving in New Zealand between 30 September 2021 and 31 July 2022 on long-term critical purpose visas (for six months or more) may also be eligible for this new visa. Partners and dependents can be included as part of these residence applications.

Applications will be open in two phases from 1 December 2021 for some eligible applicants and from 1 March 2022 for remaining eligible applicants.

All applications must be submitted by 31 July 2022.

What to do next

Refer to the links below and check your eligibility.


Information available from Immigration New Zealand

Our Fees:

Settled criteria application $2,300 ex GST, INZ Fees ($2,160) and any other disbursements.
All other applications $3,500 including family (partner and children).

If you are interested, you can reach out to us to book an appointment.

Resident Visa – Skilled Migrant Category Onshore

Those who do not qualify for New 2021 Resident Visa may still qualify for skilled migrant category. We are waiting for announcement from Immigration New Zealand, please stay tuned for more updates.

Resident Visa – Partnership Residence

Partners of New Zealand citizens and residents are eligible for residence under partnership if they have been living together for 12 months and more and the relationship has been genuine and stable. Every relationship is different and there are cultural aspects that contribute to the relationship. At Kiwifernimmigration we have handled some challenging cases in partnership residence visas.We have dealt with them with the respect and sensitivity they deserve.

Our clients are comfortable in discussing their situation with us.Our problem solving strategies have resulted in our team thinking outside the square driving us towards a successful outcome. Watch tips on partnership applications.

Our experienced team would be happy to assess your application. Please complete the ​form ​and we will get in touch with you at the earliest.