Information following the Christchurch terrorist attack

New Zealand is very proud of our multicultural community. The mass shooting in Christchurch on 15 March 2019 had a major impact on people in New Zealand and those considering a move here.

As a country we united to condemn the act of terrorism in Christchurch. 

New Zealanders gather in Wellington at a vigil for the victims of the Christchurch attack. 

Following the tragedy, the Prime Minister said that New Zealand represents diversity, kindness and compassion. Those values will not and cannot be shaken by this attack. Of the victims from our refugee and migrant communities, she said, “New Zealand is their home."

People present during the Christchurch terror attacks and their immediate families can apply for the Christchurch Response (2019) permanent residence visa


If you have questions relating to your visa status or need a visa to come to New Zealand, you can find information on the Immigration New Zealand website.

Work and Income has information on financial and other support available if you have been affected by the Christchurch attacks. 


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Page last updated: 22/06/2020

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