New Zealand Embassy Manila, The Philippines

New Zealand immigration law changes

New Zealand’s Immigration Act 2009 came into effect on 29 November 2010.  


The new act modernises New Zealand’s immigration laws, though it doesn’t make any major changes to the criteria under which people apply to travel to or stay in New Zealand.


A summary of the changes, and further information, is available here.

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