16 August 2017 at 9:00 am
Immigration New Zealand closes Hamilton public counter
There is now no drop box in Hamilton for students to submit visa applications after Immigration New Zealand closed its Hamilton public counter.
This is part of Immigration New Zealand’s (INZ) move to phase out paper applications in favour of online applications.
The Hamilton office and public counter (level 5 Westpac House, Cnr Victoria and Alma Streets) closed on Friday 11 August 2017. INZ is encouraging students to use its online services.
However, paper applications can still be sent directly to the addresses provided on the INZ website here.
For any enquiries or urgent assistance, students should contact the INZ contact centre on 0508 55 88 55. The centre has qualified staff who can help with enquiries, including staff with language skills to help where English is a second language.
In instances where a face-to-face service is necessary, INZ will arrange an appointment with an Immigration Officer.
Please note that an INZ counter in Palmerston North is also set to close in early September.