Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed at Business NZ lunch in Auckland today that New Zealand borders will be fully open from the 31st of July 2022. We do not currently know when INZ will start accepting visa applications, but anticipate it will be shortly in advance.
Everyone who wanted to come to New Zealand on a temporary visa may start preparing the applications now – workers, students and visitors.
The processing times of all visas, including residence visas will likely suffer as INZ resources are already stretched.
11 May 2022