First check your visa label, to see it you have any valid travel conditions.
At the top of your label, look for fields called Number of Entries, and Expiry Date Travel.
If the Number of Entries says Multiple, and Expiry Date Travel is still valid, you are able to travel in and out of NZ until the date shown in Expiry Date Travel field, without losing your visa.
However, if the Number of Entries says Single, or the Expiry Date Travel has passed, you will need to apply for new travel conditions, in order to travel in and out of NZ with your visa.
If you have an essential skills work visa, you will need to complete the Application of Variation of Conditions or Variation of Travel Conditions. (NZIS 1020), get a letter of support from your employer and pay a fee.
If you have a work visa under partnership grounds, you will need to complete the Application for a Variation of Conditions or Variation of Travel Conditions. (NZIS 1020), show a letter of support from your spouse/partner and pay a fee.
If your application is urgent due to travel plans (if you are travelling within a month), your application may be able to be processed at the counter on the same day, but you will need to also provide a copy of your travel tickets as evidence of urgent travel.
Some countries are eligible for a fee waiver (refer to the Fee-waiver countries section of the Fee Guide). All applications must be submitted to your nearest processing office.
This answer was last updated on 26 April, 2013.
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