Please find Amendment Circular 2021-12 attached. This circular contains immigration instructions that form part of Immigration New Zealand’s response to COVID-19.
Changes have been made to immigration instructions for a new border exception designed to reunite partners and dependent children with temporary visa holders working in New Zealand.
Other changes have been made to add Innovative Partnerships and the NZTE Investment Attraction to the list of major government-approved programmes for the ‘other critical workers’ border exception, and to renew the class exception for individuals travelling to or from the five Pacific ‘gateway’ countries or territories.
These instructions are effective on and after 30 April 2021.