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Thread: Residency to PR Application time

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    Default Residency to PR Application time

    Hi,

    I am on Resident visa, wanting to know when I can apply for a PR. My visa reads as below
    Question: Can I apply for PR in December or only after 9th Jan 2021?

    The start date of your visa is: 09 January 2019
    The number of times you may enter New Zealand using this visa is: Multiple
    The last date you may travel and re-enter to New Zealand is: 09 January 2021
    Visa expiry date: Indefinite

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    Only after 9th January, because of the first criterion mentioned here, which I have bolded. https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-...anent-resident
    If you were the principal applicant of the original residence application, you can obtain a Permanent Resident Visa if you:

    have held your resident visa for at least two years,
    and
    have met any conditions of your Resident Visa, and
    have shown a commitment to New Zealand in one of the five ways that meet our requirements.

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    Just in case if you're wondering, holding a resident visa have the same privileges with a permanent resident as long as you stay in the country.

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    Thanks JandM

    @Sackboy: I have some travel plans end of Jan hence checking, thanks for reminding though

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    It sounds as though your situation is rather similar to the one on this thread. https://www.enz.org/forum/showthread...528#post593528 See there for what you can do to give yourself the best chance of being able to travel when you want to visa-wise, always assuming that border controls, flights, etc., allow it.

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