Immigration New Zealand to Reimburse for Certain 2021 Health Screenings

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) will offer reimbursements to 2021 Resident Visa applicants for the costs of new health screenings – including medical checks and chest X-rays – that were requested but were not required.

In 2022, the Enhanced Immigration Online system requested new medical certificates from applicants when it could not find their existing medical certificates.

INZ will contact the 1049 affected applicants they have identified and invite them to request a reimbursement. Applicants have until 23:59, on September 30, 2023 New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT) to submit their request.

Applicants who are requesting reimbursement must provide evidence of payment such as either:

  • A receipt from their medical practice
  • A letter or email of confirmation from the medical practice, or
  • A copy of the bank statement showing the relevant transactions.
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