Under the Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship category, Immigration Instructions have now been published. The Publish has been notified in Amendment Circular 2017-14. The Operational Manual will be now be updated to imitate these instructions soon.
The category permits 25 refugees who comply with the relevant criteria and are sponsored by any permitted community organisation to grant permanent residence in New Zealand.
A request for applications from interested community organisations has now been closed. Immigration New Zealand is now expected to announce approved community organisations in January, 2018.