The current suspension of overseas applications for most temporary visas which was supposed to be lifted next month (November) has been extended until February 2021.
The following offshore temporary entry class visa applications are not affected:
- relationship-based visas for partners and dependent children of New Zealand citizens and residents
- visas for diplomatic, consular and official staff and accompanying dependants
- Antarctic Traveller Visitor visas and Antarctic Work visas
- Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Limited visas.
This measure was introduced on 10 August to prevent applications from those ineligible to enter the country due to current border restrictions.
The suspension is reviewed by the Government every month.