New Zealand’s Online Immigration System Delays

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has stated that there is unusually high demand on its online system causing difficulties for some users attempting to submit applications for the Working Holiday Scheme (WHS) or Expressions of Interest (EOI) in the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC).

  • SMC customers who are trying to lodge their EOI and are having difficulty accessing the system can use an editable PDF of the paper form ‘Expression of Interest Form – Skilled Migrant Category (INZ 1100).’
  • The form can be scanned and emailed to: This will need to be done before 11:59 pm on Tuesday, August 15, 2023.
  • People emailing the form should not include their credit card details.
  • INZ staff will contact each person submitting their EOI through this channel to obtain payment details.
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