Variation of Conditions
Your visa will normally be subject to certain conditions. If those conditions need to be changed, you will need to apply for a variation of conditions application to ensure that your visa remains valid.
Approval in Principle
This is a category which employers can utilise. Having an approval in principle in place will potentially help your business reduce the downtime associated with getting visas for your staff.
This option is for well established businesses that have exemplary business practices. Accreditation with Immigration New Zealand will allow you to offer a package that will enable your staff to apply under the "Talent Visa" category.
If you have certain medical issues, you may not be eligible to apply for a visa unless a medical waiver has been granted by Immigration New Zealand.
Similarly, if you have certain character issues, you may not be eligible to a apply for a visa unless a character waiver has been granted by Immigration New Zealand.
If your visa application has been declined, but you are still holding a valid visa, then you may be able to apply for a reconsideration of the decline decision.
If your visa has run out and therefore you're overstaying, then you can't lodge visa applications the usual way. It must be lodged in line with s61 of the Immigration Act. You should take particular care with the submission as this type of applications is quite difficult.
If you have been declined your residence application then you may want to consider lodging an appeal. Immigration New Zealand does get it wrong quite often so it may be worth the try. We have had many cases where the Immigration and Protection Tribunal decided in our favour.