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Changes to the New Zealand immigration fee and charge

Most visa application costs and taxes will increase as of July 31, 2022.

Most visa application costs and taxes will increase as of July 31, 2022. The cost of affected New Zealand immigration services has increased on average by about $81 (43%) (eTA, Electronic Travel Authority excluded), with  New Zealand  Permanent residency class visas seeing the biggest price rises.

The fees are still competitive with those of comparable nations, and the government has subsidized the cost of particular visas in order to acknowledge New Zealand's unique relationship with its Pacific neighbors.

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Most visitor visas and those visas with a Pacific-focused Visa will continue to be priced as they are now.

Type of                                   Current price ($NZ):                         New price from 31 July 2022 ($NZ): application                                 Fee + Immigration Levy (excl IVL*)               Fee + Immigration Levy (excl IVL*)

Band A             Band B     Band C     Band A             Band B           Band C New Zealand Pacific             Rest of     New Zealand Pacific             Rest of (GST incl)   World   (GST incl)                        World

Residence class visa

Skilled Migrant Category

2,710

2,440

3,310

4,290

4,020

4,890

Investor Plus (Investor 1 Category)

 

5,070

 

4,960

 

4,960

 

7,900

 

7,780

 

7,780

Investor (Investor 2 Category)

5,070

4,960

4,960

7,900

7,780

7,780

Entrepreneur Residence Category

4,140

4,140

4,140

6,860

6,860

6,860

Residence from Work Category

1,800

4,240

Family Category

1,480

1,480

2,250

2,750

2,750

3,610

Parent Retirement Category

3,720

3,720

3,720

5,260

5,260

5,260

Samoan Quota scheme

820

800

820

800

Pacific Access Category

1,300

1,280

1,300

1,280

Employees of Relocating Businesses Category

 

1,900

 

1,900

 

2,670

 

4,350

 

4,350

 

5,210

Pitcairn Islanders

1,480

1,480

2,250

1,610

1,610

2,470

2021 Resident Visa

2,160

2,160

2,160

2,160

2,160

2,160

Any other residence category

(^ levy rate depends on specific category)

 

 

1480*

 

 

1480*

 

 

2250*

 

 

2,750*

 

 

2,750*

 

 

3,610*

 

Applications for:

> a permanent resident visa (by a person holding a resident visa or who previously held a resident visa)

 

 

 

210

 

 

 

210

 

 

 

210

 

 

 

240

 

 

 

240

 

 

 

240

> a grant of second or subsequent resident visa

 

210

 

210

 

210

 

240

 

240

 

240

> a variation of travel conditions on a resident visa

 

210

 

210

 

210

 

240

 

240

 

240

Expressions of Interest under Skilled Migrant Category

> Hard copy

680

680

680

710

710

710

> Online

530

530

530

590

590

590

Expressions of Interest under Parent Category

> Hard copy

490

490

490

550

550

550

> Online

380

380

380

430

430

430

Expressions of Interest under Investor (Investor 2) Category

 

620

620

620

690

690

690

Expressions of Interest under Residence class visa

(where required under COVID-19 immigration instructions)

 

45

45

45

45

45

45

Registration under Pacific Access Category

First year’s registration

85

85

85

85

85

85

Second and subsequent year’s registration

 

35

 

35

 

35

 

35

 

35

 

35

 

Temporary visa – visitor visa

Visitor visa

211

171

211

211

171

211

Temporary Retirement Category visitor visa

 

3,331

 

3,331

 

3,331

 

3,790

 

3,790

 

3,790

Group visitor visa – per person

> Approved Destination Status (China)

– offshore only

 

 

 

45

 

 

 

90

> Other group visitor visa

65

65

65

110

110

110

Temporary visa – student visa

Student visa

275

225

295

375

315

395

Temporary visa – work visa

Work visa – Partnership/Work to Residence

 

635

 

635

 

635

 

860

 

860

 

860

Entrepreneur Work Visa

3,365

2,855

3,365

3,920

3,350

3,920

Work visa – working holiday scheme

 

245

 

 

245

 

420

 

 

420

Work visa

– working holidaymaker extension

 

245

 

 

245

 

420

 

 

420

Work visa

– Accredited Employer

 

595

 

595

 

595

 

750

 

750

 

750

Work visa – other

495

425

495

700

620

700

 

Temporary visa–related matters

Reconsideration of the decision to decline a temporary visa

 

220

 

 

 

250

 

 

Limited visa

Limited visa

– student

275

225

295

375

315

395

Limited visa – work recognized seasonal employer

 

325

 

285

 

325

 

325

 

285

 

325

Limited visa – other

211

171

211

290

250

290

Expressions of Interest under Temporary entry class visa (where required under COVID-19 immigration instructions)

 

45

45

45

45

45

45

Transit visa

Transit visa

160

160

160

180

180

180

Transit visa – groups Chinese nationals

(per person)

 

95

 

 

95

 

110

 

 

110

Other matters – applications or requests by employers and organisations

Approval in principle to recruit foreign crew of fishing vessels

 

5,630

 

 

 

6,310

 

 

Request for supplementary seasonal employment approval in principle

 

 

290

 

 

 

 

 

 

320

 

 

 

 

Recognised Seasonal Employer status

 

960

 

 

 

1,080

 

 

Agreement to recruit under Recognised Seasonal Employer instructions

 

 

260

 

 

 

 

 

 

290

 

 

 

 

 

Entertainment Industry accreditation (under Specific Purpose or Events instructions)

> First year’s registration

1,960

2,200

> Second and subsequent year’s registration

 

550

 

 

 

620

 

 

Request for approval in principle to travel to New Zealand (where required under COVID-19 immigration instructions)

 

 

 

380

 

 

 

380

 

 

 

380

 

 

 

380

 

 

 

380

 

 

 

380

Employer accreditation (under Accredited Employer immigration instructions)

> standard

740

740

> upgrade from standard to high volume

 

480

 

 

 

480

 

 

> high volume

1,220

1,220

> triangular employment

3,870

3,870

> franchisee

1,980

1,980

Reconsideration of employer accreditation application

 

240

 

 

 

240

 

 

Job check (under Accredited Employer immigration instructions)

 

 

610

 

 

 

 

 

 

610

 

 

 

 

Reconsideration of job check

240

240

 

Other matters – general

Special direction

220

220

220

250

250

250

Residence class visa granted under section 61

 

960

 

 

 

1,080

 

 

Temporary entry class visa granted under section 61

 

410

 

 

 

460

 

 

Variation of conditions on a temporary entry class visa

 

190

 

190

 

190

 

210

 

210

 

210

Call-out fee where office is opened outside normal working hours in order to process immigration matter

 

 

320

 

 

320

 

 

320

 

 

360

 

 

360

 

 

360

Request for agreement to apply for variation of conditions (where required under COVID-19 immigration instructions)

 

 

 

45

 

 

 

45

 

 

 

45

 

 

 

45

 

 

 

45

 

 

 

45

Confirmation of immigration status

130

130

130

150

150

150

Transfer fee where visa stamp or label transferred from one passport or certificate to another

 

 

130

 

 

130

 

 

130

 

 

150

 

 

150

 

 

150

 

Endorsement indicating New Zealand citizenship

> First endorsement indicating New Zealand citizenship

 

 

150

 

 

150

 

 

150

 

 

170

 

 

170

 

 

170

> Second and subsequent endorsement indicating New Zealand citizenship

 

 

95

 

 

95

 

 

95

 

 

110

 

 

110

 

 

110

New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority

> Request for traveller or transit NZeTA made via INZ website

 

 

12

 

 

12

 

 

12

 

 

23

 

 

23

 

 

23

> Request for traveller or transit NZeTA made via mobile app

 

 

9

 

 

9

 

 

9

 

 

17

 

 

17

 

 

17

*see www.immigration.govt.nz/fees to find out if the IVL is payable on your student, work or limited visa.