Check if you are eligible to apply for the 2021 Resident Visa

This tool shows if you may be eligible for the 2021 Resident Visa.

This is not an application form. You will need to apply using the approved form that will be available in two phases starting 1 December 2021. Your eligibility will be determined when Immigration New Zealand will consider your application.


If you held one of the visas below on 29 September 2021, then select that from the list.

If you did not hold one of those visas but you have applied for one of the visas in the below list on or before 29 September 2021, select the visa you have applied for, not the visa you currently hold.

Critical Purpose Visa holders may have been granted their visa after 29 September 2021. Please select Critical Purpose Visa from the drop down list below to see if you might be eligible. Critical Purpose visas include Critical Purpose Visitor Visas and eligible work visas granted or varied under the Critical Purpose instructions.


If you are on an interim visa, and your application for a visa is in process, select the visa you have applied for.


The one-off Resident Visa 2021 form has been taken from website.