Temporary visas for New Zealand

Temporary visas allow people to work, study and visit New Zealand for a set period of time and in some cases have the ability to lead to permanent residence. A New Zealand temporary visa can also be granted while you are waiting for your residence application to be processed.

New Zealand Shores can help you with the following temporary visas:


If you are unsure whether you need one of the above temporary visas for your stay in New Zealand then you should consult a licensed immigration advisor in order to ensure that you are in New Zealand legally at all times.

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Temporary Visas

New Zealand Working Holiday

The working holiday scheme allows young tourists to travel through New Zealand with the ability to work on the side to subsidise their travels.

Work to Residence Visa

Work to residence is initially a temporary work visa which can lead to New Zealand permanent residence after working on this visa for at least 24 months.

Family Visa

If you have family permanently residing in New Zealand, or are in a relationship with a New Zealand citizen or resident, then you may be eligible to apply for a temporary and/or permanent residence visa under this category.

Student Visa

All students who are not New Zealand Citizens or Residents must apply for a student visa in order to study or attend school in New Zealand.

Visitor Visa

If you are looking to holiday in New Zealand, or wish to visit family and friends, then you can do so on a New Zealand visitor’s visa.