Immigration fees and levies will be raised on Monday, 5 November 2018. Work visas will go 54% up and immigration levies (a part of residence fees) will be increased by 43%.
Summary of changes
|Work visas (excluding Recognised Seasonal
Employers and Working Holiday work visas)
|+ 54 per cent|
|Student visas||– 6.5 per cent|
|Group visitor visas||– 45 per cent|
|Business/skilled visas||– 1 per cent|
|Other visas||+ 10 per cent|
|Immigration levies||+ 43 per cent|
Specific charges that will apply are detailed in our schedule of fees and levies.
What happens if my application is received by INZ before 5 November, but not processed until after?
The fee and levy you pay is based on when INZ receives your application.
If you are applying online, the fee charged is the fee that is in force at the time you reach the online payment screen. For example, if you start your application on 4 November, but don’t complete it until after midnight New Zealand time, then the new fee and levy will apply.