Last Updated on July 19, 2023
- New Zealand announced the quota amounts and ballot dates for applications submitted under the Pacific Access Category and the Samoan Quota visa category
The government of New Zealand introduced new quota amounts under the Samoan Quota ballot and the Pacific Access Category that will open registration on 1 August 2023. The 2023 Samoan Quota and Pacific Access Category ballots will close on 31 August 2023.
What are the Changes?
The government of New Zealand will open registration for the Samoan Quota ballot and the Pacific Access Category on 1 August 2023. The Samoan Quota and Pacific Access Category are two longstanding visa categories that allow people from the Pacific to become permanent residents in New Zealand. Both schemes operate through an annual ballot.