NZ registrations for the 2023 Samoan Quota/Pacific Access Category on 1 August


The New Zealand Immigration has confirmed the Samoan Quota ballots will open on 1 August.

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.

This year, up to 1650 Samoan citizens, 500 Tongan and Fijian citizens and 150 Kiribati and 150 Tuvaluan citizens will be selected by ballot. You can register for the annual ballot online.

Samoan Quota Resident Visa

Pacific Access Category Resident Visa

Online guides are available on our website to help you register for their ballot.

Guides and flyers are available in English and Samoan for the Samoan Quota and in several Pacific languages for Pacific Access Category.

Pacific Access Category and Samoan Quota guides and flyers

The 2023 Samoan Quota and Pacific Access Category ballots will close on 31 August 2023 at 17:00 New Zealand Standard Time (NZST).