INZ will no longer place visa labels in physical passports, unless specifically requested by an applicant, and after a fee is paid.
eVisas will now be issued and will need to be printed out and carried with a physical passport, when travelling internationally.
There is no longer a need to have a physical label in an individual's passport to verify that they have a visa. Almost half of New Zealand visas are now label-less and INZ would like to extend this to all applications.
Who will be impacted?
Any individual applying for a New Zealand temporary entry or residence class visa, whether online or through a paper-based application.
- eVisas can be used immediately after issue.
- Physical passports do not need to be sent in for label endorsement.
Note: students using Provider Direct will still require physical labels, at this stage.
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