About this site

This website is provided by Immigration New Zealand.

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), a New Zealand Government department.

MBIE’s primary role is to be a catalyst for a high-performing economy to ensure New Zealand’s lasting prosperity and wellbeing. The core information provided on this website is sourced by Immigration New Zealand from official government material, except where indicated otherwise.


Material featured on this site is subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. The Crown copyright protected material may be reproduced free of charge in any format or media without requiring specific permission. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not being used in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context. Where the material is being published or issued to others, the source and copyright status must be acknowledged. The original source of the material is accessible by hyperlink at the location of reference to such material on this website

The permission to reproduce Crown copyright protected material does not extend to any material on this site that is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to produce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned. Please refer to the applicable licence for information about using and copying material that is subject to a 'creative commons' licence.

Images and videos contained within this site may be subject to have restrictions on their use, including being owned by third parties, and must not be used or reproduced without obtaining the permission of the copyright holder.


This is an official government website designed to provide general information and resources. The Ministry does not accept any responsibility or liability to you, whether in contract, equity or tort, or under any other legal principle, for any direct or indirect losses or damage of any kind arising from use of this site. This includes any action taken as a result of reading, or a reliance placed on the Department as a result of having read, any part or all of, the information on this site.

Without limiting the above, you are advised that:

  • The information provided is of a general nature only, and is not intended to address specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity.
  • MBIE/Immigration New Zealand may change, add to, delete from, or otherwise amend the content of this site without notice.
  • MBIE/Immigration New Zealand makes no warranties, guaranties or undertakings as to results that may be obtained from information contained on this web site. Information provided is not professional or legal advice. Specific advice should be sought from qualified professionals prior to relying on any information received at this site.
  • The information provided is not in substitution or in any way an alteration to the laws of New Zealand or any other official guidelines or requirements.

If you find something that you think may be wrong, get in touch. We will pass your comments on to the agency concerned. You should always consider carefully whether the information you find through newzealandnow.govt.nz applies to you. If you are not sure, contact us, the government department providing the information, or get advice from someone you trust. Look for a page called "Contact Us" at the bottom of each page. This will provide you with contact details that you can use to get in touch or please email marketinginz@mbie.govt.nz

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Whilst we endeavour to make the content of this site accessible to all users, users who cannot access documents but wish to obtain access to the document, may contact us at marketinginz@mbie.govt.nz. Users may also find information and tips to assist them on our accessibility page.

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