We have been advised by INZ that there is a significant backlog of Resident Visa applications. As of today, 22 March 2018, INZ are lodging the files received on 22 February 2018! This effectively means that it currently takes 1 month for INZ to unpack your documents and enter the details into their system.
Due to this delay, we expect that residence visa time-frames will be extended to at least additional month.
Immigration Centre Team