RealMe, Immigration New Zealand’s online application portal crashed as soon as it opened. Inability to access the system affects migrants applying for the new one-off residency visa, especially those on temporary visas.
The one-off residency visa details have finally been announced in full, and its good news for migrants! The criteria will make it easier for migrants who have been in the country supporting NZ through COVID-19 to gain residency.
New Zealand is seeking to re-open its borders over Q1 and 2 of 2022. Demand for overseas workers will be significant. The re-opening will coincide with the introduction of a revised Work visa system, partly introduced in 2021, with the final changes expected to be implemented and operational from June 2022