Announced by INZ 03 March 2021
The Minister of Immigration is extending visas expiring before 31 March 2021 held by visitors in New Zealand, due to COVID-19. There is no fee for this automatic two-month extension.
Visitors help sustain our tourism and hospitality industries, and the Government recognises the need for ongoing flexibility as we respond to the pandemic.
The extension does NOT apply to visitors on the special Covid-19 Short-term Visitor Visa, introduced in September 2020.
INZ will shortly be contacting the holders of visitor visas who have been given this extension to confirm their new visa expiry date.