The latest on 2021 Resident visa
Applications for the 2021 Resident Visa (2021 RV) closed on 31 July 2022. Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has approved more than 50 per cent of applications received since December 2021 when the category opened. INZ is committed to processing applications as quickly as possible and aim have the vast majority of the remaining applications decided by June 2023.
The time it takes to process an application depends on a number of factors, including third party checks, how long it takes for each processing task to be completed, whether manual assessment is needed, or whether there is pending from an applicant.
As a result, the order in which an application was released for processing does not determine the order that the application will be approved.