New Zealand has come out with a new type of visa which would be of great relief for travelers, overseas students and employees who are intending to extend their stay in the nation. The introduction would happen on 7th February of this month and is crafted to allow people maintain a person’s lawful status in the land of Kiwis, where they already have a temporary visa (which is valid in nature) and have filed an application for a further temporary visa.
In order to have the eligibility for this interim visa, the applicant must have the temporary visa with him/her; it should be valid at the time of applying further when their application for another temporary visa is acknowledged by Immigration New Zealand. In a majority of cases, it has been confirmed that the new visa would be given through electronic means, without them being labeled in the personal passport of the applicant. In addition to this, he would be notified through email or a letter whether he has been granted the interim visa or not.
The legitimacy of the visa would last until the time the applicant’s application for temporary visa is determined up to a maximum of six months. It is mandatory for the applicant to stay away from filing any application for other class of visa while the interim visa is current. Also, the applicant can not use the visa for travel purpose, which directly indicates that if the interim visa holder leaves the nation; his visa would automatically be expired.
In short, an interim visa allows the applicant to remain in their current job under a lawful status while their application has been processed.