Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

NZ visa holders will say goodbye to visa labels

New Zealand visa holders will say goodbye to visa labels

Visa labels in passports are about to become a thing of the past for New Zealand visa holders.

From 4 July 2018, Immigration New Zealand will stop issuing physical labels into visa holders’ passports. Instead all successful visa applicants will be emailed a visa approval letter or ‘eVisa’.

“EVisas have been issued to online applicants since 2016 and now they will be issued to all visa holders even if an application has been paper based,” said Steve Stuart, General Manager of Visa Services.

“Nevertheless, labels already in passports will remain valid until the date of expiry of the visa or the passport, whichever comes first,” said Mr Stuart.

An exception to the new label-less system will be for Provider Direct (an online service for student applicants from certain education providers). Immigration New Zealand will review this over the next year.

“The move to eVisas is part of Immigration New Zealand’s goal of removing paper and operating in a digital world, “said Mr Stuart.

Since the introduction of Immigration ONLINE in 2014 over half a million applications have been made online, with more than half of those being made in the last 12 months. This calendar year Immigration New Zealand is on track to exceed 300,000 online applications.




© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Discussion Doc: National's Primary Sector Plans

Today National has released our third discussion document, this one on the primary sector. It showcases our positive and innovative approach to what is the backbone of our economy, Leader of the National Party Simon Bridges says. More>>

ALSO:

Govt Adopts Working Group Plan: Unions Welcome Film Industry Collective Bargaining

The announcement today by the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway, to support collective bargaining for those working in the film and screen industry, is welcomed. More>>

ALSO:

Greenpeace: New Oil Rig Arrives

A drill rig commissioned by oil giant OMV has arrived in New Zealand, a little over a year after the Government issued a ban on new oil and gas exploration permits... More>>

ALSO:

Proactive Non-Release: Housing Minister Says Unpublished Meeting 'Not A Secret'

Housing Minister Phil Twyford says an error from his office meant a meeting with another minister and the Auckland mayor was not included in his publicly released diaries. More>>

ALSO:

'Signalling Urgency': Auckland Council Declares Climate Emergency

“By unanimously voting to declare a climate emergency we are signalling the council’s intention to put climate change at the front and centre of our decision making,” says Mayor Phil Goff. More>>

ALSO:

Potential Disasters: Insurance Taskforce To Deal With Skyrocketing Premiums

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester said the group would look at how the insurance market was functioning amid massive premium increases, which have also led to claims the market is broken. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels