The Government first deferred EOI selections for the Skilled Migrant Category and Parent Category in April 2020.
The Government will continue to defer the Expression of Interest selection process for the Skilled Migrant Category and Parent Resident Category for a further 6 months. This decision will be reviewed in 2021.
All those who have previously submitted expressions of interest in these categories will be notified of the continued deferral.
The continued deferral of these Expressions of Interest selections allows INZ to focus on processing applications from people who are in New Zealand or those eligible to travel here while border restrictions are in place.