COVID-19: Expression of Interest selection process deferred six months

21 Oct 20

NEW ZEALAND

IMPACT – MEDIUM

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) recently announced that for the Skilled Migrant Category and Parent Resident Category it will postpone the Expression of Interest (EOI) selection process for another six months.

Key Points:

  • Continuing this postponement makes it possible for INZ to maintain its focus on processing applications from applicants in New Zealand and applicants who are allowed to enter the country while border restrictions are active.
  • The postponement will be reviewed in 2021.

Analysis & Comments: Those who wish to submit an Expression of Interest for the Skilled Migrant Category and Parent Resident Category will have to wait until INZ resumes its EOI selection process. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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