The Special Category Visa (SCV)

There is no actual distinction between a pre- or post-2001 Special Category Visa (SCV) – they are exactly the same TY444 visa.

The Protected Special Category Visa and Non-Protected Special Category Visa that are often mentioned simply do not exist.

In fact, the date the visa was issued makes practically no difference at all, as an SCV expires every time a New Zealand citizen leaves the country and a new one is issued each time they arrive.

So why then, do some Kiwis have different rights and eligibility than others?

Learn more about the Special Category Visa.

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