Here is the procedure as to how to confirm and transfer a New Zealand residence class visa:
Endorsement of applicants’ residence status in his/her passport
- Applicants in order to have their NZ residence status endorsed in their passport are required to file an application with the Application for Transfer or Confirmation for a Visa Form (INZ 1023). After filling up the form, it must be lodged at the immigration office, along with the following:
- 1. Passport or the certificate of identity; AND
- 2. Previous/expired passport, on whomever it is applicable. The same applies to a certificate of identity as well.
- 3. Evidence supporting the fact that an applicant is holding or deemed to hold a NZ residence class visa.
- 4. Application fee, if applies.
- When an applicant is not in a position to support his/her lawful residence status, the immigration officer may look for a record of the applicant’s with Immigration New Zealand. If any such record exists, the officer proceeds further with the process.
Confirmation of residence status
- If applicants wish to have written confirmation of the date when their NZ residence was originally granted, they must lodge a request in written to the concerned INZ branch/department.
- The written confirmation of the date when residence was originally granted:
- (a) Must be on letterhead; AND
- (b) Must include the applicant’s full name; his/her date of birth; and the date when NZ residence was granted; AND
- (c) Must be signed with proper date by an immigration officer; AND
- (d) Must display the INZ official seal.
If you are interested in applying for a residence permit to New Zealand, mail following information ASAP at [email protected] for a free of charge assessment by Ajay Sharma, principal consultant, ABHINAV.
- Your updated resume if skilled professional, or if businessmen, then brief on business profile along with information on your current personal net worth.
- If married, provide the resume for your spouse as well.
- If applicable, please provide information on children and their age.
- Information on any blood relatives residing in New Zealand. This is not a compulsory requirement to qualify for immigration to New Zealand, but serves as additional positive assessment and suitability factor.