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New Zealand

Ukraine nationals in Ukraine

Situations where they can apply for visas in Ukraine

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) recommends that online applications should be submitted.

Any special considerations

INZ is prioritizing visa applications submitted by Ukrainian nationals. In addition, Ukrainian nationals who are in New Zealand will be provided 12 month extensions on their visas if their visa is due to expire before 2023. INZ is currently waiving the passport verification process on a case by case basis for Ukrainian nationals.

If they cannot apply for visas in Ukraine, alternative options

N/A

Non-Ukraine nationals in Ukraine

Situations where they can apply for visas in Ukraine

There are several options if those applying are skilled and can secure skilled employment in NZ or meet other border exception requirements.

Any special considerations

N/A

If they cannot apply for visas in Ukraine, alternative options

Can apply online.

Ukraine nationals in Destination Country

Options

Ukrainian nationals who are in New Zealand will be provided 12 month extensions on their visas if their visa is due to expire before 2023. INZ is currently waiving the passport verification process on a case by case basis for Ukrainian nationals.

Other considerations

The Government has introduced a new policy to allow parents and wider family members of Ukrainian New Zealand citizens and residents to come to New Zealand.

The 2022 Special Ukraine Policy will be open for one year and enable New Zealand citizens and residents in New Zealand who were born in Ukraine or are Ukrainian citizens to sponsor their parents, grand-parents, adult siblings and adult children and their immediate family.

Successful applicants will be granted a two-year visa with work rights or study rights if they are 18 or younger.

Links to latest Government information

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/media-centre/news-notifications/important-information-for-ukrainian-nationals