There are currently no changes to visa processing or border restrictions.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online for eligible visas. Many of our visa products can be applied for and processed online. The online process for requesting an exception remains the same.
The Manukau, Henderson and National Documentation Office in Auckland remain open and some of our staff are working from home.
Please note that the drop box in Manukau is currently closed but we can continue to receive paper applications by postal or courier delivery.
The remainder of INZ offices in New Zealand remain open and operating as usual.
It is possible processing times could extend slightly because like all workforces, we may have some staff who are unable to work due to personal circumstances such as compromised immunity or childcare.