Parent Category Closed
NZ Immigration Specialist

Parent Category Pool temporarily closed  to new applications

INZ recently announced that the number of places available for the Capped Family Categories would be reduced to a total of 4,000 visas across the 2016/17 and 2017/18 years (down from a total of 11,000 approvals for the 2014/15 and 2015/16).   Expressions of Interest that are submitted after 11 October are not likely to be drawn over the next two years.

Applicants that already have Invitations to Apply can still submit their applications but these will be added to the queue and will not be processed until places are available. There are currently 1,000 applications on hand and these are likely to be decided during the year starting July 2017.

A further 950 Invitations to Apply have been issued and a small proportion fo those will be decided during 2017/18, but most will be decided in the year that starts in July 2018