What is a Critical Purpose Visitor Visa in New Zealand?
What is a New Zealand Critical Purpose Visitor Visa?
- Any national may visit New Zealand if they have a crucial purpose set by Immigration New Zealand, thanks to the Critical Purpose Visitor Visa. The visa allows you to stay in New Zealand for a period of up to 12 months. The following are the eligibility requirements you should keep in mind when applying for a Critical Purpose Visa for New Zealand.
Who may qualify for a Critical Purpose Visitor Visa?
- Critical health workers and their partners and dependent children
- Time-bound critical workers
- People belonging to a class exception, such as nominated international students
- Some partners and children of New Zealand citizens/residents
- Citizens of Samoa and Tonga who have been nominated by their governments and whose journey has been authorised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
- People who are granted on the compassionate and humanitarian ground
- Replacement crew for a cargo ship arrives by air
- Some partners or dependent children of visitor/work/student visa holders
- Partners and children of teachers
- Compassionate entry