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Personal and household effects

Concessionary entry of household effects and motor vehicles for those who have returned to NZ earlier than expected will be looked at on a case by case basis. If you or your client has failed to meet the terms of the concession (ref 80) due to your early return then please email all details to

Evidence to support your case includes:

  • Evidence you were fully intending to be overseas for a period greater than 21 months, e.g an employment contract or similar, itinerary or rental agreements
  • For motor vehicles evidence must be produced that the vehicle was owned prior to the current environment

You'll find full details on the clearance of household, personal effects and vehicles, on Move to NZ permanently.