Amendment Circular 2022-43
Changes have been made to immigration instructions to return the RSE scheme to standard settings. The following changes include:
1. Removing references to border exceptions
2. Re-instating maximum stay durations of 7 months (and 9 months for citizens of Tuvalu and Kiribati who normally reside in those countries) in any 11-month period
3. Allowing RSE workers who were onshore between 1 April and 31 July 2022 (inclusive) to return to New Zealand for another season after spending 2 months outside of New Zealand.
The instruction changes within Amendment Circular 2022-43 are effective on and after 11:59 pm on 31 July 2022.