11 September 2020 – 12 month extension to NZ-Residency visa holders who are overseas

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Immigration
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Minister of Immigration

Overview: NZ-Residency visa holders, who are overseas and whose travel conditions expire soon, will receive an extension of 12 months on their residency visas.
Full details here: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/media-centre/news-notifications/extensions-for-nz-resident-visa-holders-overseas

Type of Justification: Recognition of likely contribution to NZ
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – other
Evidence/Justification: The Government recognises these people have recently met residence criteria and would be contributing to New Zealand had they arrived or returned before travel was limited earlier this year.