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The New Zealand government has announced a new one-off residence visa pathway for some temporary work visa holders.
Additional Information: Partners and dependent children can be included on the residence visa application. Short-term visa holders, such as visitors, students and seasonal workers, are not eligible for the 2021 Resident Visa Applications will be open in two phases from Dec. 1, 2021, for some eligible applicants and from March 1, 2022, for the remaining applicants. All applications must be submitted by July 31, 2022.
BAL Analysis: Work visa holders who meet the above requirements will be able to apply for the residence visa in the coming months. The full detailed requirements for the 2021 Resident Visa have yet to be released and BAL will monitor and provide additional information as it becomes available.
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