Guide on Reconsideration of Declined Visa

Has your visa been declined by Immigration New Zealand decision? It is possible to ask for reconsideration.
If you want to learn about Reconsideration of Declined Visa, you've come to the right place.
This guide has everything you need to understand the basics of Reconsideration of Declined Visa. You'll also find links to useful resources from our blog and video throughout, so you can plan your next steps.

What is it?

If your visa application has been declined by Immigration New Zealand and you do not agree with the way the decision has been made, rather than putting in a new application, you could consider requesting a reconsideration of the decision. This costs less and is quicker than putting in a whole new application.

This option however can only be used if you still have a valid visa while in New Zealand, and if you lodge the reconsideration request within 14 days of the work visa declined decision. If your visa has already run out, the only option you will have will be to put in a Section 61 application.

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Guide last modified on 9 September 2023 by
Michael Yoon
Michael has been working as a lawyer in New Zealand since 2006. Over the years, he has successfully helped thousands of clients to get their desired outcome. Clients find Michael knowledgeable, approachable and professional — a trusted expert.

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