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UPDATE: Additional Parent Category Ballot

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Further to our recent article outlining the next Parent Resident Visa Category ballot which opened on 8 August 2023, Immigration New Zealand has announced they will run an additional Parent Category ballot in September.

100 Expressions of Interest (EOI’s) will be selected from the ballot pool in this additional draw.  Applicants who wish to have their EOI considered for the September draw must submit their EOI by 31 August 2023.

The additional September ballot ensures those who submitted their EOIs before 1 August will not be disadvantaged in this month’s ballot, while those who did not submit their EOI before this date have an additional chance to be selected in September.

Alongside this one-off September draw, Parent Category selections will continue every three months (November, February, May, August). EOIs must be submitted before the 1st day of the selection month to be considered for that month’s ballot. To be considered for the November draw, submit an EOI on or before 31 October.

For any questions regarding this update or any further immigration matters, please contact Arno Nothnagel, our NZ Immigration Director, here.

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