疫情期间新西兰签证相关常见问题Q&A总结(中英文完整版)

2020年

面对持续发展的疫情和不断更新的官方消息及各项防疫措施,大家都非常关心如何应对这段特殊时期,以及自己的留学,工作和移民计划将受到哪些影响。


在此,COMEGO顾问团队为大家整理了一份新西兰政府和移民局针对所有海内外受影响人士发布的签证政策和常见问题Q&A,方便大家查阅。同时,我们将持续提供专业服务,帮助大家解决疫情期间面临的各种问题。希望大家的学业,工作和生活都可以尽快回归正轨!

疫情期间新西兰签证相关常见问题Q&A总结(中英文完整版)
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关于疫情管理通知期间签证延期的常见问题

# 您的签证为什么会被自动延长?

# 这会影响谁?

# 这会影响多少人?

# 为什么在2020年4月1日之前到期的临时签证的持有人必须申请新的签证,但之后到期的签证持有人会自动获得延期的签证?

# 持有新西兰电子签证NZETA(仅适用于免签国家)的人是否有资格获得延期?

# 人们是否需要支付签证延期费用?

# 由于受COVID-19疫情的影响,我无法在我签证到期日之前离开新西兰并因此逾期停留,我该怎么办?

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关于签证灵活度的常见问题

# 在封锁期间,政府会采取什么措施为雇主提供更大的灵活性?

# 对于医疗行业持有低技能工签的海外员工,当他们即将用完特定的3年签证限期并不得不适用移民局stand down政策而离境时,你们会怎么做?

# 在医疗行业,受到移民局stand down政策影响的职位主要包括哪些?

# 医疗行业也会需要国际学生吗?

# 这项政策将如何影响学生的学习?

# 政府是否同意在其他行业也为签证持有人提供一定的灵活性?

# 这些措施适用于哪些人?

# 对于海外员工申请变更其签证条件和其30小时全职工作的定义有什么新的政策么?

3

关于政府移民计划延期的常见问题

# 哪些签证计划已被推迟?

# 政府为什么推迟这些签证计划?

# SMC技术移民类目和父母移民类目下的EOI意向书申请选取会何时重启?

# 我提交的SMC类目EOI意向书申请的有效期是多久?

# 在移民局的EOI选取被搁置的情况下,对于那些已提交了SMC EOI意向书申请但临时签证即将过期的个人,该怎么办?

# 哪些打工度假签证计划被延迟?

# 其他的打工度假签证计划又如何安排呢?

4

关于一般旅行的常见问题

# 那些想回国但被困在这里的临时签证持有人怎么办?

# 我是居民签证持有人;我可以入境新西兰吗?

# 我持有居留签证,但尚未持该签证前往新西兰;我可以入境新西兰吗?

# 我是澳大利亚公民/永久居民,通常居住在新西兰;我还能去新西兰吗?

# 如果通常居住在新西兰的持有工作签证的雇员因工作或度假原因已离境,他们可以持回程机票返回新西兰吗?

# 工作签证上的首次入境日期是否可以变更,以使境外获批签证的人可以延迟入境,而不必申请签证条件变更或新的签证?

# 如果临时工作签证持有人目前在海外并且不能回新西兰工作,这是否会影响其当前签证的有效性?

# 如果雇员因为不能获得申请签证所需的文件,如警察证明、医疗体检证明,而无法申请新的签证时,他们有什么选择?

# 如果境外访客目前持有签证并想在晚些时候前往新西兰,他们是否可以延期签证以免重新申请?

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疫情期间新西兰签证相关常见问题Q&A总结(中英文完整版)
关于疫情管理通知期间签证延期的常见问题

FAQs - Extensions to Visas under Epidemic Management Notice

Why are you automatically extending visas?

您的签证为什么会被自动延长?


The Government has ensured that there is some certainty for temporary migrants in New Zealand as they face the challenges of being in a foreign country at this extraordinary time.

这个特殊时期中,新西兰境内的临时签证持有者面临着许多挑战和不确定性。新西兰政府通过自动延长他们的签证,以便帮助他们更好的面对这些困难。

Who does this affect?

这会影响谁?


The epidemic management notice affects holders of a work, student, visitor, limited or interim visa with an expiry date of 2 April to 9 July 2020 inclusive who are in New Zealand on 2 April 2020. These individuals will have their visas automatically extended to 25 September 2020. Confirmation of extensions will be emailed to all visa holders.

疫情管理通知会影响到工作签证、学生签证、访问签证、限制性签证或临时过渡签证的持有人,若其签证过期日在2020年4月2日(含)至2020年7月9日(含)期间,且2020年4月2日在新西兰境内,这些人的签证有效期将自动延长至2020年9月25日。延期确认文件会通过电子邮件发送给所有的签证持有人。

How many people will this affect?

这会影响多少人?


There are around 85,000 temporary visa holders in New Zealand whose visas were to expire between 2 April and 9 July. These visa holders have had their visas automatically extended until 25 September 2020.

新西兰境内大约有85,000名临时签证持有人的签证会在4月2日至7月9日期间到期。这些签证持有人的签证会自动延期至2020年9月25日。

Why did visa holders with temporary visas expiring before 1 April 2020 have to apply for a new visa but those with visas expiring afterwards automatically get a visa extension?

为什么在2020年4月1日之前到期的临时签证的持有人必须申请新的签证,但之后到期的签证持有人会自动获得延期的签证?


The New Zealand Government’s epidemic management notice relating to immigration matters was announced on Tuesday 24 March 2020 and came into effect on Thursday 2 April 2020. The time between the announcement and implementation of this measure was needed to ensure that the automatic rollover of any visa, and its conditions, is appropriate for their situation.

新西兰政府在2020年3月24日(星期二)宣布了有关移民事宜的疫情管理通知,此措施在2020年4月2日(星期四)生效。从宣布到实施这些措施之间需要一定的过渡期,以确保任何签证有效期及其附含条件的自动顺延能够符合签证持有人各自的情况。

Do people with NZETAs qualify for extension?

持有新西兰电子签证NZETA(仅适用于免签国家)的人是否有资格获得延期?


All NZETA holders are issued a three month visitor visa on arrival into New Zealand. Under the epidemic management notice their visa will be extended to 25 September 2020 (the same as those who are on visitor visas).

所有NZETA电子签持有人在抵达新西兰后都会获得为期三个月的访问签证。在疫情管理通知期间,他们的签证都会延长至2020年9月25日(与其他访问签证持有人相同)。

Do people have to pay for visa extensions?

人们是否需要支付签证延期费用?


People with a work, student, visitor, limited or interim visa with an expiry date of 2 April to 9 July 2020 inclusive who are in New Zealand on 2 April will have their visas automatically extended to 25 September 2020. As there is no visa application, these individuals are not required to pay a fee.

对于持有工作、学生、访问、限制性或临时过渡签证的人士,如果他们的签证在2020年4月2日至2020年7月9日之间失效,并且本人于4月2日在新西兰境内,他们的签证则会自动延期至2020年9月25日。此过程并没有签证申请,所以个人无需付费。

I am in New Zealand unlawfully because I was unable to depart before the expiry of my temporary visa due to the impacts of COVID-19. What do I do?

由于受COVID-19疫情的影响,我无法在我签证到期日之前离开新西兰并因此逾期停留,我该怎么办?


If you currently do not hold a valid visa to remain in New Zealand (your visa has already expired) you should send an email outlining your circumstances to

如果您当前没有有效签证在新西兰合法停留(您的签证已过期),则应向s61@mbie.govt.nz此邮箱发送一封概述您个人情况的电子邮件。请包含:

  • your personal details — your full name, date of birth - and Immigration New Zealand (INZ) client number if known

    您的个人详细信息-全名、出生日期-及新西兰移民局(INZ)的客户号(若已知)

  • a copy of the personal details page in your passport.

    护照照片页

  • your contact details — email address, phone number and postal address

    您的联系方式-电子邮址、联系电话和邮寄地址

  • an explanation of your circumstances

    您个人情况的解释信

  • what type of visa you would like — for example a visitor visa — and how long you believe you might be required to extend your stay in NZ.

    您想要哪种签证(例如访问签证),以及您认为您可能需要在新西兰停留多长时间?

疫情期间新西兰签证相关常见问题Q&A总结(中英文完整版)
关于签证灵活度的常见问题

FAQs - Visa flexibility

What’s the Government doing to provide greater flexibility for employers during the lockdown?

在封锁期间,政府会采取什么措施为雇主提供更大的灵活性?


A number of changes have already been made to temporary work visa settings to better support the all of Government response to COVID-19 and ensure we have the critical workers we need at this time. To facilitate global health professionals for the COVID-19 response, visa applications will be prioritised for key roles necessary for the health response in New Zealand.

官方已对临时工作签证的条件设置了一系列的调整及更改,来更好的支持政府对COVID-19疫情的应对方案,及确保当前关键性人力资源的充足。同时,为了促进全球医疗行业专业人士的便捷入境来应对COVID-19疫情,政府将依据拟申请职位在新西兰卫生防疫中的相应重要性,优先考虑其签证申请。

What are you doing about lower-skilled workers in the healthcare sector who face having to leave New Zealand because they have run out of time?

对于医疗行业持有低技能工签的海外员工,当他们即将用完特定的3年签证限期并不得不适用移民局stand down政策而离境时,你们会怎么做?


Lower skilled temporary healthcare workers that are currently in New Zealand can now work in New Zealand for an additional 12 months before they are subject to the stand down period. This will allow those health workers with lower skilled Essential Skills visas who have worked in New Zealand for three years an additional 12 months before they are subject to a stand down period where they must leave New Zealand for 12 months. This will provide additional certainty for those impacted, some of whom will be affected by the first stand down period from 28 August 2020, and it will also help maintain existing workforces at this critical time. This extension will also apply to partners and dependents of affected workers.

目前新西兰境内持有低技能临时工签的医护人员在适用移民局的stand down离境政策前,可以在新西兰额外工作12个月。这意味着即使这些持有低技能工签的医护人员已经在新西兰工作了三年,他们不必受移民局stand down政策的限制而离境12个月,可以选择留在新西兰再工作12个月。对于这些海外员工来说,当他们自2017年8月28日以来马上用完第一个3年签证限期时,此政策则给他们带来了一定的确定性,在当前的紧急情况下,这也将有助于维系足够的人力。该政策也适用于上述签证持有人的配偶和家属。

What are the main healthcare roles affected by the stand down?

在医疗行业,受到移民局stand down政策影响的职位主要包括哪些?


The main healthcare roles affected by the stand-down are Aged or Disabled Carers and Personal Care Assistants, operating in the aged residential care sector. It is acknowledged that some temporary work visa holders working in the health sector affected by the stand down may choose to return to their home countries rather than stay for one more year.

受stand down政策影响的医护职位主要是老年护理机构中的老年或残障护理员和个人护理员。我们同时也认识到,在医疗行业,一些受stand down政策影响的工签持有人可能会选择回国,而不会继续在此工作一年。

Can the healthcare sector also rely on international students?

医疗行业也会需要国际学生吗?


Yes. International Students currently employed in healthcare roles (including aged residential care) will now be able to work full-time for three months in order to support the public health response to COVID-19. Normally, international students can only work 20 hours per week and full-time during vacation periods to ensure students focus on their education. Removing the 20 hour restriction for students working in healthcare roles will help providers with staffing needs in the COVID-19 response.

是的。受雇于医护类职位(包括养老院)的国际学生从现在起可以全职工作三个月,以支持公共医疗业对COVID-19疫情的应对。有关规定限制国际学生通常每周只能工作20个小时,或者在假期时全职工作,以确保他们的学业不受影响。对于当前工作在医护职位的学生,取消他们20小时工作条件的限制,将有助于相关机构的人员配备来有效的应对COVID-19疫情。

How will this policy affect students’ learning?

这项政策将如何影响学生的学习?


Students who are employed in healthcare roles and who want to work more than 20 hours should discuss their plans with their education provider because the student must still meet their study requirements. The three-month time limit reduces the risk of full-time work detracting from the student’s study, where remote learning is being undertaken. This change is to ensure that the current settings for student work rights are not a barrier to meeting immediate staffing needs for the COVID-19 health response.

当前受雇于医疗行业的学生,如果意向工作20个小时以上,需要与各自的教育机构(如学校)联系并讨论相关的计划,因为他们仍必须满足其学业要求。当远程学习方式被应用时,对于学生全职工作期设置3个月的限制,会减少工作影响学业可能性的概率。这一政策变化是为了确保当前对学生工作权利的规定不会阻碍医疗业应对COVID-19疫情的人员配备。

Are there other industries where the Government has agreed to greater flexibility for visa holders?

政府是否同意在其他行业也为签证持有人提供一定的灵活性?


Yes. Changes have been made to immigration instructions to relax visa restrictions for two groups of current supermarket employees for a period of 30 days to help manage labour supply issues. Between now and 25 April 20 inclusive work visa holders working in supermarkets can work in some roles other than those specified on their visa. During the same period student visa holders who work in supermarkets can work more than the current maximum of 20 hours per week.

是的。针对于两类目前在超市工作的签证持有人,移民局已经更改政策来放松对他们签证的条件限制以缓解人力短缺问题,时效为30天。从即日起至4月25日(含),持有工作签证的超市员工可以从事其签证规定职位之外的工作。同时,在超市工作的学生签证持有人每周的工作时间可以超过20小时。

Who do these measures apply to?

这些措施适用于哪些人?


These visa measures apply to supermarkets operated by Woolworths New Zealand – owners of Countdown, Super Value and Fresh Choice supermarkets – and Foodstuffs – owners of New World, Pak n Save, Four Square, On the Spot and Raeward Fresh.

这些签证措施适用于由新西兰Woolworths公司运营的超市,品牌包括 Countdown, Super Value 和Fresh Choce, 以及超市运行商Foodsuffs旗下品牌:New World, Pak n Save, Four Square, On the Spot 和 Raeward Fresh.

What about varying conditions of work visas and changing the definition of full-time work for migrants from the current 30 hours per week?

对于海外员工申请变更其签证条件和其30小时全职工作的定义有什么新的政策么?


The Government has agreed to relax visa conditions for a short period to allow temporary migrant workers and international students to further assist with our essential services during the COVID-19 response.

政府已同意在短期内放宽签证条件,以允许工作签证持有人和国际学生在COVID-19疫情应对期间进一步协助我们的关键性服务行业。


This decision will help essential businesses that are operating during Alert Level 4 to keep operating while New Zealand remains at Alert Level 3 or 4.

在新西兰停留在第3或第4警级的情况下,该决定将有助于那些关键性企业在4级警报期间继续运营。


Work visa holders with employer-specific work visas already employed in essential services will be able to vary their hours and be redeployed to do other roles within their current workplace. They can also perform their current role in a different workplace to help essential businesses keep operating while New Zealand remains at Alert Level 3 or 4 and six weeks after that.

对于持有限定雇主类工作签证的持有人,如果他们已经受雇于关键性服务行业,将可以变更他们的工时并从事工作场所中其他职位的工作。他们也将可以在其他工作场所中继续为同一职位工作,以帮助关键性企业在第3或第4警级期间及其之后的6周内继续运营。


International students who are already employed in an essential services role will be able to work longer hours for their current employer while New Zealand remains at Alert Level 3 or 4 and for six weeks following. Students who are employed in an essential services role and wish to work more than 20 hours must still meet their study requirements and should discuss their plans with their education provider.

当新西兰停留在第3或4警级期间及之后的六周内,已经受雇于关键性行业的国际学生将能够为他们当前的雇主工作更长的时间。受雇于关键性行业的国际学生如果打算工作20个小时以上,则仍需满足学业要求,并应与其教育机构(如学校)讨论他们的相关计划。


The short timeframe will enable employers in essential industries to maintain their labour pool as hiring would be very difficult while New Zealand remains at Alert Level 3 or 4.

当前的一系列临时措施将有助于关键性行业的雇主能够维系其劳力资源,因为在新西兰处于3或4警级的情况下,招聘将非常困难。


Any amendment to an employee’s conditions of work must be compliant with normal New Zealand employment law and the individual or collective employment agreement relevant to the employee.

对员工工作条件的任何变更都必须遵守新西兰的雇佣法及此员工的个人或集体雇佣协议。


People holding interim visas are not able to apply for a Variation of Conditions.

临时过渡签证的持有人不能申请 “条件变更(VoC)"。


There are no fees or levies payable for a Variation of Conditions under this special category.

此特殊类目下的“条件变更(Voc)”申请无需支付任何费用。


The changes come into effect on Thursday 16 April 2020 and the INZ website will be updated with further information, including the relevant form, as soon as possible.

这些政策更改将于2020年4月16日星期四生效,INZ网站将会更新包括相关表格在内的更多信息。

疫情期间新西兰签证相关常见问题Q&A总结(中英文完整版)
关于政府移民计划延期的常见问题

FAQs - Deferral of programmes

What visa programmes have been deferred?

哪些签证计划已被推迟?


The Government has decided to defer:

政府已决定推迟如下签证类目:

selections for Expressions of Interest (EOI) in the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) and the Parent Category

SMC技术移民类目和父母移民类目下的EOI意向书申请选取

ballot registrations for the Samoan Quota (SQ) and Pacific Access Category (PAC)

萨摩亚配额(SQ)类目和太平洋通道类目(PAC)下的无记名注册

19 capped Working Holiday schemes due to open in the next 6 months.

将于未来6个月内开放的19个定额打工度假签证计划。

Why is the Government deferring these visa programmes?

政府为什么推迟这些签证计划?


The deferral of these visa programmes will help manage expectations from the public at a time when INZ’s capacity is limited due to COVID-19, provide fairness to applicants, and enable INZ to focus available resources on towards urgent COVID-19 related activities.

当COVID-19疫情导致移民局的负荷能力有限的时候,这些签证计划的延期将有助于管理公众的预期,并为申请人提供公平的环境,从而使移民局能够集中调用现有资源来服务于与COVID-19疫情相关的紧急事务。


With international travel severely restricted for the foreseeable future, and with countries significantly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, it also does not make practical or humanitarian sense to invite people to apply for visas if they are unlikely to be able to obtain the necessary documents needed for their application, or activate their visa in time.

在可预见的未来里,当各国受COVID-19疫情爆发的严重影响并且国际旅行被严重受限时,如果人们很难获得申请签证或者激活签证所用的文件,则邀请人们来进行签证的申请将不具有任何实际意义或符合人道主义精神。


We also don’t want to create any potential public health risk by encouraging travel by individuals while we are at a heightened alert level.

在我们处于高度戒备状态时,我们也不想鼓励个人出行,从而造成任何潜在的公共健康风险。

When will the next SMC and Parent Category EOI selections take place?

SMC技术移民类目和父母移民类目下的EOI意向书申请选取会何时重启?


The EOI selections for the SMC and Parent Category have been temporarily deferred as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. INZ will continue to reassess when EOI selections can take place as the COVID-19 situation develops.

由于当前COVID-19疫情的持续爆发,SMC技术移民类目和父母移民类目下的EOI意向书申请选取已被暂时搁置。随着COVID-19疫情形势的发展,移民局将会不断重新评估何时能够重启EOI意向书申请的选取。

How long will my SMC Expression of Interest remain valid?

我提交的SMC类目EOI意向书申请的有效期是多久?


SMC Expressions of Interest (EOI) are valid for six months from the date of initial submission, unless there is no EOI draw, in which case the EOI remains valid until there is a further draw.

SMC类目下的EOI意向书申请自首次提交后,6个月内有效,除非在此期间移民局没有进行EOI的选取,在这种情况下,EOI一直有效至下次选取日之前。


INZ will provide more information about the validity of existing EOIs when we have a clearer picture of how long EOI selections will be deferred for.

当移民局更清楚地了解应将EOI意向书选取推迟多久时,更多有关当前EOI意向书申请时效性的信息将会发布出来。

What happens to individuals who have submitted an SMC EOI but their temporary visa expires while EOI selections are on hold?

在移民局的EOI选取被搁置的情况下,对于那些已提交了SMC EOI意向书申请但临时签证即将过期的个人,该怎么办?


If an individual is currently in New Zealand on a temporary visa, it is their responsibility to ensure they hold and maintain a valid visa at all times.

如果临时签证持有人目前在新西兰境内,他们则有责任确保自己在任何时候都持有合法签证。

What Working Holiday Schemes are being deferred?

哪些打工度假签证计划被延迟?


The deferral only applies the 19 capped working holiday schemes that were scheduled to open within the next six months. They are: Estonia, Hong Kong, Slovenia, Spain, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Luxembourg, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Malta, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Croatia, Peru, Brazil, and Argentina.

此延迟仅适用于即将在未来六个月内开放的19个定额打工度假签证计划,包括:爱沙尼亚,香港,斯洛文尼亚,西班牙,匈牙利,斯洛伐克,奥地利,卢森堡,韩国,台湾,中国,马耳他,泰国,土耳其,越南,克罗地亚,秘鲁,巴西和阿根廷。


These 19 schemes will be deferred until further notice.

这19个签证计划将推迟至另行通知。

What about other Working Holiday Scheme arrangements?

其他的打工度假签证计划又如何安排呢?


Uncapped schemes, such as those from the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States are not affected by this decision and will remain open at this stage.

非定额的签证计划,例如英国、德国和美国的签证计划,将不受此决定的影响,当前继续保持开放。

疫情期间新西兰签证相关常见问题Q&A总结(中英文完整版)
关于一般旅行的常见问题

FAQs - General travel

What about temporary migrants who want to go home but are stuck here?

那些想回国但被困在这里的临时签证持有人怎么办?


The Government understands the current situation is impacting people in many ways.

政府理解有许多人会受到当前状况的各种影响。


The COVID-19 wage subsidies are available to anyone legally working in New Zealand. This includes people here on temporary work visas.

COVID-19疫情工资补贴适用于在新西兰合法工作的任何人,这包括在这里工作的工作签证持有人。


Currently our advice to people who are here from overseas, who are not currently employed, and are experiencing financial difficulty during COVID-19 alert level four is to talk to their Embassy or Consulate for assistance. This includes workers here on a Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme, working holiday, short-term visa, students and tourists.

在COVID-19第4级警戒期间,对于那些来自海外、没有工作并且面临经济困难的人,目前我们的建议是其向各自国家的使馆或领事馆寻求帮助。这些人包括季节劳工签证持有人、打工度假签证持有人、短期签证持有人、学生和游客。


If you are unable to secure self-isolation accommodation, some limited assistance can be provided to find accommodation to self-isolate by contacting the Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS) to register on 0508 754 163.

如果您无法获得自我隔离的住宿,可以联系临时住宿服务(TAS)热线0508 754 163进行注册,以获取一些寻找住宿的帮助。


In extreme cases where you cannot obtain essential supplies during phase 4, contact can be made with the local Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Groups (0800 numbers on their website) here.

在某些极端情况下,如果您在4级警戒期间无法获得基本物资,则可以联系当地的民防应急管理小组(CDEM)寻求帮助(其网站显示0800热线)。


COMEGO顾问已从网站上截取了各地区CDEM的联系方式,见下图。

疫情期间新西兰签证相关常见问题Q&A总结(中英文完整版)

From:
https://www.civildefence.govt.nz/resources/news-and-events/news/cdem-group-0800-numbers-for-supporting-communities/

I’m a resident visa holder; can I travel to New Zealand?

我是居民签证持有人;我可以入境新西兰吗?


Yes. If you hold a residence visa and this is not your first time travelling to New Zealand on your residence visa you can enter New Zealand.

是的。如果您持有居留签证,并且这不是您第一次凭此签证前往新西兰,则可以进入新西兰。

I hold a residence visa but have not yet travelled to New Zealand on this visa; can I travel to New Zealand?

我持有居留签证,但尚未持该签证前往新西兰;我可以入境新西兰吗?


No. You are subject to the current travel restrictions and cannot travel to New Zealand.

不可以。您受当前旅行禁令的限制,不能前往新西兰。

I am an Australian citizen/permanent resident and normally live in New Zealand; can I still come to New Zealand?

我是澳大利亚公民/永久居民,通常居住在新西兰;我还能去新西兰吗?


Yes, Australian citizens and permanent residents who normally live in New Zealand can still travel to New Zealand, but they have to make a request to Immigration New Zealand do so. This process will provide this group of people with certainty that they can travel to New Zealand rather than risk being denied boarding flights to New Zealand.

是的,通常居住在新西兰的澳大利亚公民和永久居民仍然可以前往新西兰,但他们必须提前向新西兰移民局提出请求。这一规定为这群人前往新西兰的旅程带来一定的确定性,他们不必担心被拒登机飞往新西兰的风险。

What happens to employees who are work visa holders who ordinarily live in NZ but have gone offshore for either work or holiday and have return tickets. Can they come back in?v

如果通常居住在新西兰的持有工作签证的雇员因工作或度假原因已离境,他们可以持回程机票返回新西兰吗?


The Government’s current border restrictions and alert level 4 mean that people in this situation are not able to come back to New Zealand unless they meet the strict exception criteria.

政府当前的边境禁令和第4级警戒状态意味着,这种情况下的人们无法返回新西兰,除非他们符合严格的特例条件。

Can the first entry date on a work visa be changed to allow people with approved visas offshore to travel later instead of applying for a variation or new visa?

工作签证上的首次入境日期是否可以变更,以使境外获批签证的人可以延迟入境,而不必申请签证条件变更或新的签证?


No decisions have been made on this issue yet. This is a rapidly evolving situation and we need to ensure that any decisions take into account the wider impacts of COVID-19, including any changes to the labour market.

对于此问题,移民局尚未做出任何决定。在疫情快速演变的情况下,我们需要确保任何决策都考虑到了COVID-19的广泛影响,包括劳动力市场的任何变化。

If a temporary work visa holder is overseas and cannot travel back to New Zealand for their job, does this impact on the validity of their current work visa?

如果临时工作签证持有人目前在海外并且不能回新西兰工作,这是否会影响其当前签证的有效性?


If the work visa is linked to a specific job and the job is still available, then the visa will remain valid and the individual will be able to travel to New Zealand when the travel restrictions have been lifted (unless they meet the exception criteria and can travel sooner).v

如果其工作签证与特定工作有关并且相关职位仍被保留,这一签证则继续有效。在旅行禁令被取消后,此签证持有人将能够前往新西兰工作(除非他们符合特例条件从而可以提前入境)。


However, if the job is no longer available, then the work visa will no longer be valid.

但是,如果相关职位不被保留,其工作签证则不再有效。

An employee cannot apply for a new visa because they cannot obtain the required documentation for their visa i.e. police certificate, medical certificate. What options do they have?

如果雇员因为不能获得申请签证所需的文件,如警察证明、医疗体检证明,而无法申请新的签证时,他们有什么选择?


All applications are still required to meet normal immigration requirements, which for some will include providing a police or medical certificate. If individuals are unable to provide this documentation at the time they make their application they should include details of this and the reasons why the documentation is not available. This explanation will be considered when the application is assessed. However, please note that due to our immigration offices being closed, we are currently only processing essential visa applications related to COVID-19 in line with the direction of Government.

所有的申请仍需满足移民条例的一般要求,其中一些包括提供警察或医疗证明。如果申请人在申请时无法提交此类文件,则应提供相关的详细信息并解释无法获得所需文件的原因。移民局在评估申请时,将会考虑这些信息和解释。然而,请知悉,鉴于移民局办公室的临时关闭,我们当前仅按照政府指令处理与COVID-19疫情相关的关键性签证申请。

If a visitor has a visa and wants to travel to NZ at a later date, can the visa be extended so they don’t need to re-apply?

如果境外访客目前持有签证并想在晚些时候前往新西兰,他们是否可以延期签证以免重新申请?


INZ is currently looking into this issue. However, given that the border is currently closed and New Zealand is at alert level 4, this is not one of our priority issues to resolve at the moment.

移民局目前正在酌情分析此问题。但是,鉴于目前边境已关闭并且全国正处于第4警级状态,这不是我们目前急需解决的重要问题之一。