How long will it take for you visa to be granted?
Individual processing times of your visa application depend on the complexity of your application, on the need to provide further information and on the number of other applications received by the Immigration Authority, INZ.
Official processing times describe the time needed by INZ to process your visa application once you have lodged it.
You can speed up the processing time of your visa application by working with our Immigration Advisers!
Choosing the right visa type right from the start and submitting a professionally compiled and complete visa application will be the best way to speed up your visa application process.
Start working on your visa application as early as possible to be ready for your application to be submitted as soon as you fulfil all eligibility requirements.
A lot of work can be done to prepare a flawless visa application that will not require any unnecessary queries from Immigration New Zealand when time is of the essence.
We have seen work visas issued within a couple of days, much to the delight of our clients and their new employers.
Competent visa advice and careful preparation are the keys to a smooth visa application process and to avoiding delays, regardless of which type of visa you are applying for.
Read about how our Visa Service will manage your visa application and help you speed up your visa application process.
For estimated visa processing times for holiday visitors, work, and resident visas, view the table below. Please note that all processing times can only be estimates at this stage, as the Covid pandemic has brought many challenges for INZ to manage visa applications. We will update this table as soon as we get any updated information.
The New Zealand government has implemented strong border restrictions to keep the number of outbreaks as low as possible.
This situation is expected to cause further delays in visa processing times for the following weeks, but we remain upfront and transparent in promising only what we can deliver.
Starting with us sooner means we can use our professional experience and carefully developed strategy to build your high-quality visa application swiftly and keep additional delays at bay.
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