New Zealand to stop processing immigration visas in South Africa next month
New Zealand says it will close its immigration offices in Pretoria, Mumbai and Manila in the Philippines by March, “and will bring more visa processing on land.”
Immigration New Zealand, the department responsible for border control, issuing travel visas and managing immigration to New Zealand, said in a statement this week that it is adapting to changing immigration demands, including a sharp decline in immigration Visa applications due to global Covid-19. pandemic.
“The immigration system faces an unprecedented challenge as New Zealand continues to respond to the global Covid-19 pandemic.
“With border restrictions remaining in place for nearly 12 months, incoming visa volumes from people who are abroad have dropped significantly across several visa categories, including …