Asylum

I arrived in New Zealand and I wish to claim asylum. Can UNHCR assist me?

The New Zealand Government has developed procedures for determining whether people claiming asylum are refugees.

For this reason, UNHCR cannot assist with determining asylum claims in New Zealand.

UNHCR recommends you seek the advice of lawyer or immigration adviser in preparing your claim. A directory of immigration advisers can be found at theĀ Immigration Advisers Authority.

I have applied for refugee status in New Zealand but my claim has not been successful. Can UNHCR assist me?

UNHCR is not involved in determining asylum claims in Australia and does not review individual cases.

UNHCR recommends you seek the advice of lawyer or immigration adviser in preparing your claim. A directory of immigration advisers can be found at theĀ Immigration Advisers Authority.