Professionals and talents in the field of Arts, Culture and Sports can apply for New Zealand resident visa. If you have been dynamically involved in your declared field of exceptional talent for more than 2 years, you might be eligible for this visa.

With this visa you can

  • Live, work and study in New Zealand.
  • Include your partner and dependent children aged 24 and under in your residence voisa application.

Things to note

  • To apply for this visa, you must hold a Talent (Arts, Culture, Sports) Work Visa and have been actively involved in your declared field of talent for 2 years.
  • You must still be prominent in your declared field of talent and be able to enhance the quality of New Zealand’s accomplishments in that field.
  • You must have an acceptable sponsor and support from a New Zealand organisation of national repute in your declared field of talent.
Source: New Zealand Immigration
  • You must hold a Talent (Arts, Culture, Sports) Work Visa and have held that visa for at 2 years;
  • You must have been actively engaged in your field of declared talent for the last 2 years;
  • You must show that you’re still valuable in your declared field of talent;
  • You must show your staying in New Zealand will improve New Zealand’s achievements and contribution in your declared field of talent;
  • You must have proper support of a New Zealand company of national repute; and
  • You must have an acceptable sponsor.
Source: New Zealand Immigration

Step 1 – Gather your documents

Prepare and gather all your documentation you need for this visa.

Step 2 – Submit your application

You can apply using a paper application form. The following two documents might guide you on how your should be proceeding.

Self Assess Guide for Residence in New Zealand (INZ 1003)PDF 320KB

Residence Guide (INZ 1002)PDF 323KB

Step 3 – Wait for a visa decision

If there is anything else you need to do, the Immigration officer will be in touch. You might be asked to face an interview.

You must hold a valid visa while you are in New Zealand. If you find your current temporary visa is expiring before, you should apply for a further temporary visa if you wish to stay in New Zealand.

Source: New Zealand Immigration
  • Completed application form – Residence Application form (INZ 1000). Each person included in the application must sign the form.
  • The application fee and immigration levy fee.
  • Your original Passports or travel documents (or certified copies) for each person included in your application.
  • Birth certificates and National IDs for every person included in the application.
  • Medical certificates and chest X-ray certificates for all applicants if required.
  • Police certificate(s) for every person included in this application. This must be less than 6 months old.
  • Recent photographs of each person included in the application (35X45mm).
Source: New Zealand Immigration

Application Fee $ 1,800

This is the charge for Immigration New Zealand to process your application. NZ Immigration does not refund application costs if they decide to refuse your application.

A non-refundable immigration levy is charged and is included in the cost

Source: New Zealand Immigration

90% of applications are presently finalized within 30 months.

You can travel in and out of New Zealand as often as you like until your travel conditions cancels. To travel after the expiration of your visa status, you will need to apply for and be granted either:

  • a Permanent Resident Visa
  • a distinction of your travel conditions, which would allow you to return to New Zealand at a later date.
Source: New Zealand Immigration