If you apply for a temporary visa to work, study or visit and the application is declined, you may be able to request that your application be reconsidered.
If you have applied for a working visa, student visa or visitor visa and your application is declined, you can request reconsideration if you meet the following conditions:
- You are in New Zealand when you make your request
- You are still holding a valid visa such as an Interim Visa
- You must submit your reconsideration request within 14 days of receiving word from INZ that your visa has been declined
If your visa is still declined after reconsideration you will not be able to ask INZ to consider the decision again.
To make a request for reconsideration, you will need to make the request in writing unless you have applied for visitor visa or an accredited employer work visa, in which case you may be able to apply online.
For all other applications you will need to make a request in writing to reconsider the decision and send Immigration NZ:
- A letter signed by you outlining what you would like reconsidered in English
- Your passport or certificate of identity
- Credit card details to pay the fee including card number, expiry date, name of cardholder and signature of cardholder
You should also submit any other supporting evidence.
Get in touch with us today for help with reconsideration requests. We can help you by:
- Reviewing your declined visa application
- Providing a written submission to request reconsideration
- Contacting Immigration NZ or the assigned immigration officer to request a review of the file
- Advising you on what documents are required when requesting a reconsideration