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New settings will be introduced for the Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa from 9 October 2023, resulting in a simplified points system for skilled workers.
On 8 August 2023, the next selection for the Parent Resident Visa Category expressions of interest (EOIs), will take place.
To apply for a Parent Resident Visa, you must first submit an EOI, then, if your EOI is selected, you may be invited to apply for residence.
The EOIs are selected every 3 months from 2 sets:
- The queue contains EOIs received before 12 October 2022.
- The ballot contains EOIs received from 12 October 2022.
Selection of EOIs submitted before 12 October 2022
There will be 1100 EOIs selected on 8 August from the queued EOIs (those submitted before 12 October 2022). Immigration New Zealand (INZ) will select the oldest EOIs from the queue until they select enough to reach 2000 visa approvals each year. This will continue until there are no EOIs remaining in the queue.
The number of EOIs selected each quarter will continue to be adjusted as more data about the rate at which EOIs turn into approved visas becomes available.
Selection of EOIs submitted on or after 12 October 2022
The August 2023 selection will be the first selection that includes EOIs submitted on and after 12 October 2022. These will be selected by a random ballot. There are about 5,000 EOIs in the ballot, and 200 will be selected on 8 August. INZ will select enough EOIs from the ballot draw to reach 500 visa approvals each year. EOIs in the ballot expire after 2 years.
For any questions regarding this update or any further immigration matters, please contact Arno Nothnagel, our NZ Immigration Director, here.