If you have had a Global Impact Work Visa (GIV) for 30 months or more, you can apply for this residence visa to live in New Zealand Indefinitely.
With this visa you can
Things to note
If you want to travel, your Global Impact Permanent Residence Visa will need to be in a valid passport. You may need to apply to transfer your visa to a new passport.
Global Impact Permanent Residence Visa is for the people who have brilliant and extraordinary entrepreneurial minds and can create a positive impact globally and in the lives of New Zealanders.Source: New Zealand Immigration
You must hold a valid Global Impact Work Visa. You must have held your Global Impact Work Visa for at least 30 months.
You need to show that you have the support of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship
You must be able to provide evidence that you are a current member of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship, and the Fellowship supports your application for residence.Source: New Zealand Immigration
You must check the government website before you plan to apply for Global Impact Permanent Residence Visa. Temporary visa applications from outside New Zealand or a quarantine-free travel zone are currently suspended, unless you are exempt. Refer to the COVID-19 information page on this website for further information.
New Zealand offices are open. Offices outside of New Zealand are open except for the UK, US and India. Processing of critical visas related to COVID-19 requests for entry to New Zealand are being prioritised based on the direction of the New Zealand Government.
Travellers coming from outside a quarantine-free travel zone will not be able to board a flight to New Zealand without a voucher confirming allocation in a managed isolation facility. COVID testing and 14-day stays in managed isolation facilities are mandatory.
Step 1 – Apply for the Global Impact Permanent Residence Visa
To apply, you must presently hold a valid Global Impact work visa and have held this visa for at least 30 months.
You will be required to fill in a Global Impact Permanent Residence Application form and send it to NZ Immigration.
Step 2 – Decision about your application
If there is anything else you need to do, you will be contacted immediately by NZ Immigration.Source: New Zealand Immigration
You will need to provide more documents as per the requirements of NZ Immigration.Source: New Zealand Immigration
Application Fees might be appx. NZD $635
Application fees may vary from country to country. Please check government website for visa application fees.Source: New Zealand Immigration