The Changes happen in the New Zealand Visa Processing Time

What do the Changes happen in the New Zealand Visa Processing Time

The Changes happen in the New Zealand Visa Processing Time

The Changes happen in the New Zealand Visa Processing Time

Changes to Processing Times Displayed on the Website

Updated visa application processing times are now displayed on the INZ website, providing consistent and more accurate processing information about a larger number of application types.

The website previously displayed target timeframes which are not regularly updated. This change is proposed in response to customer feedback.

The INZ website shows the range of time taken to process applications in two ways:

The ‘Visa processing times’ page shows the time taken to process 75%, 90% and 95% of applications for the most common application types (based on enquires to the Immigration Contact Centre (ICC))

The Fees and office finder, visa records and visa factsheets, show the time taken to process 90% of a particular application type.

These processing times are calculated from applications taken in the past three months, and will be updated at the beginning of each month. Processing times are displayed for visas as well as for other types of applications, such as visa transfers and employer schemes (such as Employer Accreditation).

Processing times are impacted each month by changes in application volumes, seasonal peaks, complex cases, and incomplete applications. The new processing times will not differentiate between online and paper applications, or by processing office. Wherever possible, you should lodge your application online as it helps to streamline processing arrangements.

INZ encourages you to check the INZ website for the latest visa processing times before calling the ICC for this information.

Application processing times

We process applications as soon as we can. To avoid delaying your application, check that your information is complete and correct.

These processing times are for applications completed in the 3 months to 1 May 2018. Where the number of days is greater than 90, the days have been divided by 30 and rounded to the nearest month to provide a timeframe in months

These times may help you to estimate the time needed to complete your application. Individual processing times will depend on the complexity of an application, on the need for further information, and on the number of other applications we have received

Visitor Visa Processing Time:

Visa 75% of applications completed within: 90% of applications completed within: 95% of applications completed within:
Visitor General 11 days 21 days 31 days

Student Visa Processing Time:

Visa 75% of applications completed within: 90% of applications completed within: 95% of applications completed within:
Fee Paying Student 19 days 34 days 45 days
Variation of conditions on a student visa 13 days 18 days 28 days

Work Visa Processing Time:

Visa 75% of applications completed within: 90% of applications completed within: 95% of applications completed within:
Essentials Skills 48 days 68 days 87 days
Partner of a New Zealander 64 days 3 months 5 months

Residence Class Visas

Visa 75% of applications completed within: 90% of applications completed within: 95% of applications completed within:
Partner of a New Zealander 7 months 9 months 11 months
Permanent Resident Visa 13 days 17 days 21 days
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