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2020-09-17 279 kannz
移民局临时签证延期

站点名称:移民局临时签证延期

所属分类:时事热点

官方网址:https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19/coronavirus-update-inz-response

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站点介绍

前往新西兰

新西兰的边境对大多数旅行者都是封闭的,入境受到严格控制。所有抵港旅客均需接受COVID-19的检测,并且必须进行14天的隔离管理或隔离。


托管隔离和隔离


新西兰公民,永久居民和具有有效旅行条件的居民返回新西兰后,旅行前无需获得新西兰移民局的批准。


临时入境和居留签证持有人必须遵守新西兰的卫生指示

新西兰的每个人都必须遵守与COVID-19相关的健康说明。


现在授予的任何新的居民签证和临时签证都必须符合特定的签证条件,要求他们遵守以下条件:


根据2020年COVID-19公共卫生应对法第11条做出的任何命令,以及

根据1956年《健康法》第70条作出的,并在2020年COVID-19《公共卫生应对法》附表2中列出的任何命令,以及

卫生医务人员有关法定疾病或检疫性疾病的任何指示。

其中包括澳大利亚公民和澳大利亚永久居民,无论打算在新西兰停留多长时间,他们都会在抵达新西兰后获得居留签证。


如果您不遵守这些要求,则可能因违反签证条件而被拘留或驱逐出境。


新西兰卫生部提供了可能有的任何命令或指示的详细信息。这些可能包括:到达时隔离,如果您身体不适则进行自我隔离,以及感染控制方法,例如限制聚会或接触者追踪。


卫生部


最新例外

通常在新西兰居住或因其关系持有签证的新西兰公民和居民的伴侣和受抚养人将不再需要与新西兰公民或居民家庭成员一起旅行,才能获得边境封闭的例外。


其他新例外:


将外交官目前的例外扩大到包括在新西兰担任新职位的外交官

其他关键工人(以前称为基本工人)的新标准。

边境限制:谁可以进入新西兰或要求旅行


边境例外的新表格和费用

2020年8月10日,新西兰移民局成功地表达了对边境例外的兴趣后,对受邀申请关键目的签证的个人的申请程序进行了更改。


您将不再能够使用被邀请您发送时发送的表格来申请签证。相反,您将需要使用新西兰移民局网站上的在线表格提交申请。


如果您被邀请申请关键目的访问签证,请使用在线表格提交您的申请。该表格将询问您所申请的访客签证类型。选择特殊类别的访问签证,然后选择关键目的访问签证。


申请关键目的访问签证


如果您被邀请申请条件的关键目的变更,请使用在线申请表。


条件的关键目的变更


如果您对使用在线表格有任何疑问,可以致电我们的联系中心。


联系我们


从2020年8月10日开始,大多数申请人将被收取一定费用,以申请关键目的访客签证或条件的关键目的变更。关键目的访问签证的费用取决于您的国籍国家和您现在所处的位置。对于所有申请人,关键条件变更的费用均为NZD 190新西兰元。


费用,决定时间和申请地点


流行病管理公告信息

新西兰政府与移民事务有关的《流行病管理通知》于2020年4月2日生效。由于在新西兰的禁闭期内,签证和处理签证的能力受到限制,因此扩展了签证的《流行病管理通知》条款已经生效。


该通知已于2020年6月24日更改,因为签证的住宿和处理现已恢复。


原始《流行病管理通知》已应用的扩展不受这些更改的影响。


流行病管理公告信息


您的签证状态(如果您在新西兰)

您有责任随时了解如何满足您在新西兰的签证条件。


如果您7月10日在新西兰,并且持有雇主协助的工作签证

如果您在新西兰并持有由雇主协助的临时工作签证,而该签证将在2020年12月31日之前到期,则可以延长6个月。这包括:


一些签证将于7月9日之后到期

签证先前根据《流行病管理公告》延期至9月25日。

雇主协助的临时工作签证包括:


基本技能

居住工作

中国,印度尼西亚,韩国,菲律宾和越南的特殊和技术工作签证

日本国际特殊类别工作签证


Travel to New Zealand 

New Zealand’s border is closed to most travellers and entry is strictly controlled. All arrivals are tested for COVID-19 and a 14-day managed quarantine or isolation is mandatory. 

Managed isolation and quarantine

New Zealand citizens, permanent residents and residents with valid travel conditions returning to New Zealand do not need approval from Immigration New Zealand before travelling. 

Temporary entry and resident visa holders must follow health instructions in New Zealand

Everyone in New Zealand is required to follow health instructions that are in place relating to COVID-19.

Any new resident and temporary visas granted are now subject to a specific visa condition requiring them to comply with:

  • any order made under section 11 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020, and

  • any order made under section 70 of the Health Act 1956 and listed in schedule 2 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020, and

  • any instruction from a Medical Officer of Health which relates to a notifiable or quarantinable disease. 

This includes Australian citizens and permanent residents of Australia, who are granted resident visas on arrival in New Zealand, regardless of their intended length of stay.

If you do not comply with these requirements, you may be liable for detention or deportation for breaching the conditions of your visa.

The Ministry of Health in New Zealand provides details on any orders or instructions that may be in place. These could include: quarantine on arrival, self-isolation if you are unwell, and infection control methods such as limits on gatherings or contact tracing.

Ministry of Health

Latest exceptions

Partners and dependants of New Zealand citizens and residents who normally live in New Zealand or hold a visa on the basis of their relationship will no longer need to travel with their New Zealand citizen or resident family member to be granted an exception to the border closure. 

Other new exceptions: 

  • extending the current exception for diplomats to include those taking up new posts in New Zealand

  • new criteria for other critical workers — previously called essential workers.

Border restrictions: who can enter New Zealand or request to travel

New forms and fees for border exceptions

On 10 August 2020, Immigration New Zealand changed the application process for individuals who have been invited to apply for a critical purpose visa following a successful expression of interest for a border exception.

You will no longer be able to apply for a visa using the form that was sent when you were invited to apply. Instead, you will need to submit your application using the online form available on Immigration New Zealand’s website.

If you have been invited to apply for a Critical Purpose Visitor Visa, submit your application using the online form. The form will ask you what type of visitor visa you are applying for. Select Special Category Visitor Visa, then Critical Purpose Visitor Visa.

Apply for a Critical Purpose Visitor Visa

If you have been invited to apply for a Critical Purpose Variation of Conditions, use the online application form.

Critical Purpose Variation of Conditions application

If you have any questions about using the online forms, you can call our contact centre.

Contact us

From 10 August 2020, most applicants will be charged a fee to apply for a Critical Purpose Visitor Visa or Critical Purpose Variation of Conditions. The fee for the Critical Purpose Visitor Visa depends on your country of citizenship and where you are now. The fee for a Critical Purpose Variation of Conditions is NZD $190 for all applicants.

Fees, decision times and where to apply

Epidemic management notice information

The New Zealand Government’s Epidemic Management Notice relating to immigration matters came into in effect from Thursday 2 April 2020. The Epidemic Management Notice provision to extend visas was used as the ability to lodge and process visas were limited during the lockdown period in New Zealand.

The notice was changed on 24 June 2020 as visa lodgment and processing has now resumed.

Extensions already applied by the original Epidemic Management Notice are not affected by these changes. 

Epidemic Management Notice information

Your visa status if you are in New Zealand

You are responsible for understanding how to meet the conditions of your visa in New Zealand at all times. 

If you were in New Zealand on 10 July and you hold an employer-assisted work visa

If you are in New Zealand and hold an employer-assisted temporary work visa due to expire before 31 December 2020, it may be extended for 6 months. This includes:

  • some visas due to expire after 9 July

  • visas previously extended to 25 September under the Epidemic Management Notice.

An employer-assisted temporary work visa includes:

  • Essential Skills

  • Work to Residence

  • Special and Skilled work visas for China, Indonesia, South Korea, Philippines and Vietnam

  • Special category work visas for Japanese Interpreters and Thai Chefs

  • Work visas granted under section 61 of the Immigration Act 2009 that specify an employer.

All your other original visa conditions stay the same, including your job title and location. If the conditions of your employment have changed or your employment has ended, you will need to apply for a variation of conditions or a new visa.

You (or your advisor if they are listed as your contact) will have received an email confirming your visa extension.

Short term changes to NZ temporary work visas

Partners and dependents of these employer-assisted work visa holders will now also have their visas extended, provided their visas would have expired between 17 August and 31 December 2020. 

These changes are currently being implemented and visa holders or their advisors will receive an email from Immigration New Zealand confirming the visa extension shortly.

Work visa extension aligned for partners and dependants

Visitor visas

Most Visitor visas due to expire between 4 September and 31 October are being extended by 5 months from their date of expiry.

If you were in New Zealand on 2 April and your visa expired before 9 July

Holders of a work, student, visitor, limited or interim visa with an expiry date of 2 April to 9 July 2020 inclusive who were in New Zealand on 2 April 2020 had their visas extended to 25 September 2020. This was under the original Epidemic Management Notice. Confirmation is emailed to all visa holders. 

Visa verification service

If your visa expires after 9 July and you are in New Zealand

If you hold an open work, student, visitor, limited or interim visa with an expiry date after 9 July, your visa was not extended by the Epidemic Management Notice or the change announced on 7 July 2020. Your current visa expiry remains the same. You need to:

  • leave the country before your visa expires, or

  • make an application for a new visa.

ALERT

This includes partners or dependent children who hold a visa based on the relationship with an employer-assisted work visa holder, where the visa would have expired on or after 17 August 2020.

Information on making a new visa application can be found here on this website.

COVID-19 short-term visitor visa

Temporary visa holders in New Zealand can apply for the new COVID-19 short-term visitor visa from mid-September 2020. You will need to pay a fee when applying. You can apply more than once.

Applicants must show they:

  • hold a valid passport

  • abide by laws and are of good character

  • have a genuine reason for remaining in New Zealand

  • cannot leave New Zealand now but will make plans to leave at the end of their stay.

Temporary migrants do not need to show they have:

  • enough money to support their stay in New Zealand

  • existing onward travel arrangements

  • good health

  • met any time-limits for how long they are able to stay in New Zealand on a visitor visa.

If you are in New Zealand and your visa has expired

If you do not have a current visa or are unable to apply for a visa before your current one expires, you will be unlawful in New Zealand. This includes people whose visa expired before 1 April 2020.

You cannot apply for another visa in New Zealand while you are unlawful. You can either:

  • leave the country immediately if possible, or

  • make a request for a special temporary or resident visa under Section 61 of the Immigration Act.

Making a Section 61 request if you are unlawful

Visa processing information

Our offices in New Zealand and Apia in Samoa are open. Our other offices overseas remain closed. 

WARNING

Visa holders must follow health instructions in New Zealand or you can be detained and deported.

Visa applications from overseas

We will process relationship-based visas for partners and dependent children of New Zealand citizens and residents. Relationship-based visas are: 

  • Culturally Arranged Marriage Visitor Visa

  • Partner of a New Zealander Visitor Visa

  • Partner of a New Zealander Work Visa

  • Partner of a New Zealander Resident Visa

  • Child of a New Zealander Visitor Visa

  • Dependent Child Student Visa

  • Dependent Child Resident Visa

  • Adoption Visitor Visa

  • Adoption Pre-citizenship Visitor Visa

Those granted a visa are exempt from border restrictions.

This does not include General Visitor Visa applications made on the basis of a relationship which does not meet immigration partnership requirements.

From early October, Australian citizens or citizens of visa waiver countries living outside New Zealand, but who are partners of New Zealand citizens and residents, may be granted an exception to travel to New Zealand. They need to apply for a Critical Purpose Visitor visa.

Critical Purpose Visitor visa

List of visa waiver countries and territories

Applicants from visa waiver countries, who have previously submitted a relationship-based work or visitor visa, do not need to apply for a Critical Purpose Visitor Visa. INZ can now resume processing the relationship-based visa application.

NZeTAs are valid for two years.

Temporary visa applications

The following offshore temporary entry class visa applications can still be made:

  • relationship-based visas for partners and dependent children of New Zealand citizens and residents

  • visas for diplomatic, consular and official staff and accompanying dependants

  • Antarctic Traveller Visitor visas and Antarctic Work visas critical workers to support the Government response to COVID-19

  • Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Limited visas.

People outside of New Zealand will not be able to make new applications for other temporary visas from 10 August to 10 November 2020.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online for eligible visas as paper applications can take longer to process.

Refugee Family Support Resident visa applications

The deadline for submitting residence visa applications under the Refugee Family Support Category (RFSC) has been extended for some applicants.

If we notified your sponsor between 1 March 2019 and 19 March 2020 that their registration was successful, you can submit your application within 24 months from the date on your sponsor’s notification letter.

Refugee Family Support Category application deadline | Migrant and refugee information

New powers to amend and extend visas

The Government has passed legislation to support the management of visa changes during COVID-19. For a period of 12 months the Government will be able to amend and extend visa conditions for large groups of people and enable visa processing to be staggered.

Minister's statement | Beehive.govt.nz

Visa changes for supermarket employees during Alert Level 3 or 4

Visa restrictions have been relaxed for some visa holders to work in supermarkets when a region is in Alert Level 3 or 4, from 20 August 2020 to 31 July 2021. These changes have been made as supermarkets are facing immediate labour supply issues during COVID-19 and to meet the increased demand for shelf re-stocking.

These changes apply to specified visa holders who are employed by a supermarket on the day before the region enters Alert Level 3 or 4:

  • Temporary work visa holders employed in a supermarket can work in addition to the conditions specified on their visa

  • Students can work more than the maximum of 20 hours per week provided they continue to meet their study requirements.

This includes interim visa holders if they held a temporary work or student visa immediately prior to that visa.

Supermarkets mean those operated by:

  • Woolworths New Zealand – owners of Countdown, Super Value and FreshChoice supermarkets

  • Foodstuffs Limited – owners of New World, Pak n Save and Four Square.

Aany change to an employee’s conditions of work must comply with normal New Zealand employment law and the individual or collective employment agreement relevant to the employee.Healthcare sector

Visa applications will be prioritised for key roles necessary for the health response in New Zealand.

As a temporary measure, the Government has also changed temporary work visa conditions to allow some lower skilled temporary healthcare workers that are currently in New Zealand to work in New Zealand for an additional 12 months before they are subject to the stand down period. This will allow those health workers with lower skilled Essential Skills visas who have worked in New Zealand for 3 years an additional 12 months before they are subject to a stand down period where they must leave New Zealand.

This will provide additional certainty for those impacted, some of whom will be affected by the first stand down period from 28 August 2020, and it will also help maintain existing workforces at this critical time.

Essential Health Workers information

More student visa holder information

Temporary postponement of visa programmes

The Government has decided to postpone:

  • selections for Expressions of Interest (EOI) in the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) and the Parent Category

  • ballot registrations for the Samoan Quota (SQ) and Pacific Access Category (PAC).

Nineteen capped Working Holiday schemes that were scheduled to open have also been postponed until further notice.

This affects the following countries and territories:
Argentina, Austria, Brazil, China, Croatia, Estonia, Hong Kong, Hungary, Luxembourg, Malta, Peru, Slovenia, Spain, Slovakia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam.

When these schemes reopen, Working Holiday visa holders will be able to travel to New Zealand for the full duration of their working holiday visa.

We will update the INZ website as we are able to provide more information.

Transiting New Zealand

You must meet the transit requirements for the passport you are travelling on as special transit rules ended on 19 June 2020.

From Sunday 23 August, normal 24 hour transit rules apply.

ALERT

New Zealand Alert Level and transit rules can change quickly so it is your responsibility to make sure you can transit through New Zealand and enter any country on your journey. If you are unable to do this, you may not be allowed to board the plane.

Transit passengers information

Further information

COVID-19.govt.nz

Ministry of Health guidance | COVID-19

0800 358 5453 | Healthline

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak | World Health Organization (WHO)

Contact us

Immigration Contact Centre is currently experiencing extremely high call volumes and you may face an extended delay in your call being answered.

Urgent immigration queries only:

+64 9 952 1679 | outside New Zealand

0508 225 288 | within New Zealand


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