Immigration New Zealand is implementing the use of Visa Application Centres (VACs) in the region. These VACs complete administrative tasks on behalf of Immigration New Zealand. They cannot give immigration advice or influence the outcome of an application. All applications will be assessed and decided by Immigration New Zealand.
There will be seven VACs in the Pacific region. Once operational, customers should submit their applications to the relevant VAC. Note that there is no change for customers in Samoa and Tonga. They will continue to submit their applications to INZ in Apia and Nuku’alofa respectively.
VAC locations and proposed ‘go live’ dates are as follows:
To see if your receiving office has changed and to find VAC addresses, contact details and opening hours please visit the Office and Fee finder on the Immigration New Zealand website.
The tasks undertaken by the VACs will enable Immigration Officers to concentrate on processing applications.
The new process will improve the processing timeliness offered by Immigration New Zealand in the Pacific region.
We will provide you with your immigration officer’s direct dial number and/or email address when we acknowledge your application. You can also contact the relevant VAC for information.Will application fees change?
There is no direct increase in application fees. A VAC fee of $NZ29 per application ($NZ14 for each person applying for a RSE work visas) will apply. Only one fee is payable per application no matter how many applicants are included.