New Zealand Immigration Update: May 2018


As of 6 May 2018, partners and dependent children can now make their visa applications online.


As INZ continue to move their immigration processing services online we are seeing the next iteration of this transition - dependent visa applications.

Who will be impacted?

Any partner or dependent child of a New Zealand citizen or resident, or qualifying temporary entry visa holder.


  • Faster processing times.
  • Dependents can now apply online as a family group, at the same time as principal applicant employers.
  • Uploading documents to a portal instead of posting in original documents.

Note: some offshore applicants will still need to send in their original passport for verification.

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