Critical Purpose Visitor Visa NZ
- Partners and Family
- Normally resident work visa holders
- Critical Healthcare workers
- Other critical workers
- Travel to and from Pacific Islands
- Humanitarian reasons
- Student Visa
- Ship crew
New Zealand Visitor Visa
Like student visas in any other country, the NZ student visa is also divided into two categories requiring different processing times. Firstly there is a category of fee-paying students that involves a period of about 14 days to complete 50% of the applications submitted by students across the world. 75% of the total student visa applications are completed within 31 days of the application.
The Essential Skills Work visa requires a minimum of 22 days to process 50 % of the total essential skills visa applications. Moreover, 75% of the Essential Skills Work Visas are processed in a period of 38 days. It takes about 2 months to complete 90% of the total Essential Skills Visa NZ. However, the processing times may vary depending upon the conditions and rules of the embassy.
The Partner of a New Zealander Visa also falls under the broad category of an NZ Residence Visa. The partner of a New Zealander can request a resident visa if they want to come and stay in New Zealand along with their partner. Usually, it takes around 6 months to process 50% of resident visa applications in New Zealand, but the processing time can vary in emergency cases.
Further, a skilled migrant can also apply for a resident visa if they fulfill all the eligibility criteria set forth by the government and the immigration authorities. Under this section, the visa processing time is 20 months for 50% of visas and 23 months for 90% of the total applications.
Permanent Resident Visa is yet another residence visa category in New Zealand that eligible applicants can apply for. A period of 2 weeks can be expected to process a visa from this category. Moreover, 69 days are sufficient to complete 90% of the total permanent resident visa applications in NZ.
Book a consultation with our immigration advisors to know more about residence visa processing times. Under these altered situations that persist due to the pandemic, every visa processing time is bound to change. Hence, you should reach out to our credible consultants to understand if the visa you currently hold enjoys specific border remissions.