INZ have now drafted and released the policy outlining further border exceptions for some entrepreneurs and work visa holders. An overview of the key criteria has been listed below.
Individuals who have been living in NZ, and are returning to the same job they held when they left, or continue to run a business as part of their entrepreneur work visa are now eligible to request a border exception. If an individual resigned or was made redundant then this option is not available.
To qualify, an individual must have:
Partners and dependent children can be included in an exception request if they currently hold a dependent visa, or held one at the time they departed NZ. Dependent children born on or after 1 December 2019 can also apply.
It is expected that only about 850 individuals will meet the specific exception criteria under this new policy. For a full eligibility assessment or help with a border exception request please get in touch with the team.
For a full eligibility assessment or help with a border exception request please get in touch with the team