Overview of the INZ 1002 Form

The INZ 1002 Residence Guide is designed to help applicants understand the requirements and process for obtaining residency in New Zealand. This guide is essential for anyone looking to settle permanently in New Zealand, providing detailed information on various residence categories and the application process. Ensure you read this guide thoroughly to enhance your chances of a successful residence application.

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Publisher: Immigration New Zealand

Last Updated: July 2021

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Who Should Use This Form?

This guide is intended for use by applicants applying for a residence class visa under the:

  • Residence From Work Category (including the South Island Contribution resident visa)
  • Family categories (except Parent Category)
  • Pacific Access Category
  • Samoan Quota Scheme
  • Special Residence categories
  • Employees of a Relocating Business Category

If you want to submit an Expression of Interest under the Skilled Migrant Category, you can complete and submit an Expression of Interest form online at If you wish to apply for residence under the Parent Category, see our Parent Category Guide (INZ 1207). If you want to apply for residence under the Migrant Investment Instructions, visit our Investor Plus (Investor 1 Category) Guide (INZ 1162), or Investor (Investor 2 Category) Guide (INZ 1164). If you want to apply for residence under the Entrepreneur Residence Category, see our Entrepreneur Residence Guide (INZ 1057).

Application Checklist

Ensure you review all the sections in the INZ 1002 Guide to prepare for your residence application fully. This includes gathering correct documentation and understanding the specific criteria for your chosen residence category.

How to Use the INZ 1002 Form

  • Residence Categories: Understand the various categories under which you can apply for residence.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Review the eligibility criteria for each residence category to determine where you qualify.
  • Documentation: Gather all necessary documentation as listed in the guide to support your application.
  • Submission: Follow the instructions on how to submit your residence application to avoid any delays.

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