New Zealand Permanent Residence Global Impact Permanent Residence Visa Subclass

Application Fee:

 

NZD $635

Processing Time:

 

12 months

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Overview

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

  • Live, work, and study in New Zealand.
  • Travel to and from New Zealand any time you like.
  • Include your partner, and dependent children aged 24 and under, in your visa application.

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.

Source: New Zealand Immigration

Who is it for

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.

How to qualify

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

The process

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.

 

Application Process:

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

The document needed

  • Your passport
  • Photographs (35 mm wide and 45 mm high)
  • 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
  • You must be in good health. You must have a chest x-ray and a medical examination as proof of your good health.
  • Police clarence from each country you lived long period of time in the past 10 years.
  • Evidence of marriage
  • Evidence of dependent family members
  • Evidence of your current employment and income.

You will need to provide more documents as per the requirements of NZ Immigration.

Source: New Zealand Immigration

Government Fees

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

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