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Important Information

  • Under the China Special Work Instructions for Chinese Chefs, there are only 200 places available at any one time. This means that when a visa granted under this category expires, a place becomes available - this can happen at any time. Currently, only a few places remain available under this visa category.

    If there are no places available when your application arrives at an Immigration New Zealand office, an immigration officer will be in contact with you. Please understand that once an application is accepted through the Visa Application Centre, we are unable to offer refunds.

  • Change in new helpline numbers and emails addresses effective 01 May 2016…Read More Details
  • Immigration advisers

    All immigration advisers MUST be licensed with the Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA), unless they are exempt.  Please note that Immigration New Zealand may refuse to process your application if you have received advice from an unlicensed immigration adviser.

    See the Immigration Advisers Authority for more information on licensed advisers and exemptions.

    New Zealand Lawyers provide immigration advice and are exempt from licensing under the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007. For more information and to view the register of immigration lawyers, go to the New Zealand Law Society website

  • Requirement for Signature on Visa Application Form

    Applications must be signed by the applicant unless the applicant is under 18 years of age.
    If the applicant is under 18 the application form must be signed by a parent or guardian of the applicant.

  • Bilingual Sampling Visa Application Form in English and Chinese

    You may refer to the bilingual sampling visa application forms to guide you complete your visa application forms in English. Click below link for more details.

    Sample Student Visa Application Form
    Sample Work Visa Application Form

  • Please click here to get more details about “How long will it take for my application to be processed?”

  • Staying safe in New Zealand

    New Zealand is a safe travel destination but we are not crime free. It is important you take the same precautions to look after yourself and your possessions as you would at home.

    For some specific information to help make your stay in our country safe and enjoyable, please click here.

  • Driving in New Zealand

    If you are thinking about driving when you visit New Zealand, it is very important that you learn about our driving rules and conditions before you leave China. New Zealand’s driving conditions and rules are very different to those in China.

    Please click here to get more details.

  • Beware of fraudulent job offers. For more details – click here