The Indian Weekender is inundated with inquiries from our anxious community members who are currently in the country on temporary visas such as work, student, and interim visas. 

Notably, the government has issued an epidemic notice that includes among other things extending visas for people currently in the country on temporary visas that will expire between 1 April and the end of the epidemic notice. 

The New Zealand Government’s epidemic management notice relating to immigration matters comes into effect on Thursday 2 April 2020.

People with a work, student, or visitor visa with an expiry date of 1 April 2020 or earlier and who are unable to leave New Zealand must apply online for a new visa. An interim visa will be issued. 

People with a work, student, visitor, limited or interim visa with an expiry date of 2 April to 9 July 2020 inclusive who are in New Zealand on 2 April 2020 will have their visas extended to 25 September 2020. Confirmation of extensions will be emailed to all visa holders.

You can find your visa expiry date in your e-Visa letter.