New Zealand Immigration Update - Further automatic work visa extensions
The Government has announced further visa extensions for some temporary workers, and their partners and dependents.
The following categories of work visas will be automatically extended by 6 months if they are due to expire from January 2021 to 30 June 2021.
Essential skills work visa
Work to residence visa
Special and Skilled work visas for China, Indonesia, South Korea, Philippines and Vietnam
Special category work visas for Japanese Interpreters and Thai Chefs
Employer-specific work visas granted under section 61 of the Immigration Act 2009
Fishing crew visa
Religious worker visa
Silver Fern practical experience visa
Partners and dependent children of eligible work visa holders will also have their visas extended.
Impacted individuals will be contacted by INZ in March 2021, confirming their visa extension. Visa extensions may also be confirmed by checking the Visa Verification Service, from March 2021.
If you have any questions please get in touch with the team.