Senior Managers from INZ warned Simon, our CEO, during the Zoom meeting last week that it would happen, and it happened!
Since too many people are trying to log in to the INZ's online system continuously and simultaneously, currently, the log in system does NOT seem to be working.
If you have been trying to submit but have a login issue, please know that you are not the only one. It would be better to stop logging in and revisit the site tomorrow when the system is operational. A few hours or even a few days delay would not make a huge difference.
According to INZ's another message last night, it says
"Today Phase One applications opened for the 2021 Resident Visa and there have been some connectivity issues. We apologise if you have been impacted by this issue and we would like to reassure you that we are urgently working with our technical partners to resolve the issue.
The system is operating slower than anticipated. This means some applicants have had difficulty getting onto the system to apply which we appreciate is causing some frustration.
If you have not yet successfully applied for your 2021 Resident Visa we ask that you please be patient while we work to get this issue sorted. We will make sure that your immigration status is not impacted if you were unable to submit your application today.
Please remember that you have plenty of time to apply for their 2021 Resident Visa, with applications open until 31 July 2022."
Current Situation - 2nd December 2021
Even if you were lucky to log in, your application would suddenly stop working. It has been reported multiple times by our team. We assume that INZ's external technical partners are currently working on repairing its online system.