Announcement from Immigration New Zealand

Kia ora,

The New Zealand border will be fully reopened by 1 August 2022.

All work visa categories, including the new Accredited Employer Work Visa, will open for applications on 4 July 2022.

At 23:59 (NZST) on 31 July 2022 the maritime border will reopen, as will applications for student and visitor visas.

As we reconnect with the world, the Government is rebalancing the immigration system to support a more productive, higher-wage economy.

Employers will have greater access to skilled workers, families and friends can reunite, international students can return, and welcoming international visitors will boost our tourism and events sectors.

Immigration New Zealand
May 12, 2022