There is likely to be high demand in the first several days after applications open. Please be patient. There is plenty of time to apply with applications open until 31 July 2022.
The 2021 Resident Visa is a key priority for INZ, and we are focused on processing Phase One applications as soon as possible.
The General Instruction on the order of processing has been amended to reflect the priority being given to 2021 Resident Visa applications.
From early December INZ will be providing regular processing timeframe updates on our website about the progress we make processing applications.
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