The Minister of Immigration (Minister) previously indicated that the Government was looking at the possibility of releasing a new residence policy aimed at
supporting those affected by the terrorist attacks that took place at the Masjid Al Noor and Linwood mosques in
Christchurch on 15 March 2019.
The Minister and Immigration New Zealand (INZ) have now released the Christchurch Response (2019) Category to allow for the grant of permanent residency to the
surviving victims of the attacks, certain immediate family members of those victims, and also family members of the
Click the link below to view a full summary along with our thoughts on the new policy.