INZ 1023, Explained
Application for Transfer or Confirmation of a Visa
What is INZ 1023 used for?
Transferring your eVisa or visa label to a new passport
If you have a new passport (because your old passport expired, was lost, stolen, damaged, or your name has changed), you will need to transfer your visa into your new passport so you can continue to travel to and from New Zealand. This applies regardless of whether you had an eVisa or a visa label in your old passport. If you are transferring your eVisa to your new passport or had a visa label in your old passport and you would like an eVisa in your new passport, there is no fee. If you still require a visa label in your new passport, a fee applies.
Applying for the balance of your visa
If your temporary visa was granted for a shorter length than requested because your passport was about to expire, you can apply for the balance of the visa to be transferred to your new passport.
Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident currently living in New Zealand and you require evidence of your visa status, you can apply to get an eVisa or have a visa label placed in your passport showing your visa status. If you travel outside New Zealand, your resident visa will expire and your eVisa or visa label will become invalid. If you return and you still require evidence of your visa status, you would be required to get a new eVisa or visa label in your passport. If you do not want your visa to expire when you leave New Zealand, apply for a ‘variation of travel conditions’ using the Application from a Resident or Former Resident Visa Holder (INZ 1175) form.
Confirmation of residence status
If you were granted a residence permit under the Immigration Act 1987 or Immigration Act 1964 you can apply for confirmation of your residence status.
Who can fill out INZ 1023?
This form is used by the application who is making the request to Immigration New Zealand to transfer the eVisa from an old passport that has expired or has been lost to a new passport.
If the eVisa was issued shorter than full duration due to the expiry date of the old passport, then you can ask Immigration New Zealand to issue the eVisa to the expiry date it should have issued to.
Preview of INZ 1023 form
How to fill out INZ 1023
All applicants must complete Section A, providing personal details of the principal applicant.
All applicants must complete Section B, indicating what they are applying for.
All applicants must complete Section C if they were granted a residence permit under the Immigration Act 1987 or Immigration Act 1964, or if they arrived before 2 April 1974 for the purpose of permanent residence and require confirmation of their residence status.
All applicants must complete Section D and agree to their declaration.