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On 30 September 2021, the New Zealand Government announced a new residence category – 2021 Resident Visa. This is available to some work visa holders, and some critical purpose visitor visa holders currently in New ZealandThe 2021 Resident Visa is a new one-off residence visa pathway for people whose primary purpose for being in New Zealand is to work.

We're here to help.

At Lucas and Lucas, our experienced immigration team can help you and your employees navigate this new one-off residency pathway.


Applications are open for remaining eligible applicants. All applications under the one-off resident visa category must be submitted by 31 July 2022.

Applicants will need to satisfy health and character requirements, but there will be no English requirement and no age restriction for applicants.

For eligible applicants who have partners and dependent children (including those overseas), residency applications can be submitted to include family members.

To find out if you, or an employee, are eligible for the 2021 Resident Visa please get in touch:

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