Skilled Migrant Category and Parent Category decisions on hold
The Government has decided to suspend a number of visa programmes, including selections for Expressions of Interest (EOl) in:
the Skilled Migrant Category, and the Parent Category.
This is a temporary measure. INZ will continue to reassess and determine when EOl selections can
take place as the situation develops.
We acknowledge this will be disappointing for a number of people. However, while our capacity is limited we need to focus our available resources on essential services visa applications.
We also want to:
avoid potential public health risks that would result if we encouraged travel by individuals while New Zealand is at a heightened COVID-19 alert level
provide fairness to applicants by discouraging applications that we are not able to process at the moment.