New Zealand Immigration is calling partners and dependent children of temporary visa holders who are currently overseas. You may be eligible to enter into New Zealand under border exception. This new category will come into effect on 30 April 2021.
The border exception is for these three groups:
- Partners and dependent children who held (and continue to hold) a visa for New Zealand, but were unable to join their partner or parent in New Zealand before the border closed.
To be eligible to enter New Zealand under this group, partners or dependent children outside of New Zealand must hold a current visa based on their relationship to the person in New Zealand.
2. Partners and dependent children of workers employed in critical health services.
3. Partners and dependent children of highly-skilled workers.
To be eligible, the person in New Zealand must be currently in New Zealand, and hold a visa that is valid for 12 month or more after the date the request to travel is submitted.
For details of the requirements under different groups, please call us on 09 272 4424.