An update to the changes in INZ offices.
Immigration New Zealand are working on moving the remaining visa applications online. This will improve Customer Services through faster visa processing with the aim of consistency and taking advantage of the digitisation investment INZ have made over the past few years.
Over the next three years, the offshore office network would be gradually reduced from 17 locations to five – two processing centres in Beijing and Mumbai, and the existing three offices in the Pacific.
The following offices will be closed:
• Early 2018 - Pretoria and Hong Kong
• June 2018 - Moscow, Ho Chi Minh, Dubai, Auckland Cent
• December 2018 - London, Washington DC, Bangkok, Jakarta
• June 2019 - Henderson, New Delhi
• December 2019 - Manila
• June 2020 - Shanghai
Onshore, INZ propose moving out of Central and West Auckland into Manukau and the regions. INZ’s offices in Manukau, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Porirua and Christchurch would remain and grow.
These are in the efforts to grow New Zealand with a “New Zealand First’ approach.
If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.