New Zealand Parliament Pāremata Aotearoa

Petition of Georgia Nixon: Open our borders to those who have had valid NZ work visas for the last 3 years

Published date: 21 Apr 2020

Petition request

That the House of Representatives urge the Government to allow and help back into the country those who hold a valid work visa and who have lived in New Zealand for a period of 3 years or longer but are currently stuck on the other side of New Zealand border.

Petition reason

I believe there are many cases of people who have been affected by this who have lived in Aotearoa for many years, raised children here and have created their life in New Zealand while following the correct guidelines in place but they just happened to be away from New Zealand when the borders were closed, and that Aotearoa must show a good example of Manaakitanga because our migrant community contributes hugely and loyally to our society, our diversity, and the economy.

Signatures are now being accepted

3 days left Closing date: 31 May 2020 NZ Time
Number of Signatures: 461
Closing date: 31 May 2020