9 November 2018

NEW ZEALAND: Increase in application fees

Effective 5 November 2018, authorities in New Zealand have drastically increased immigration application fees. 

The key changes are as follows:

  • No discount on online applications;
  • 54% increase across most work visa categories;
  • 43% increase to immigration levies;
  • 10% increase to visitor visas and most residence visas;
  • 20% increase to employer accreditation initial and subsequent applications;
  • 1% decrease for skilled migrant residence visas;
  • 6.5% fee reduction for student visas.

How does this affect the client?

Employers should take these changes into account and plan accordingly. 




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