- This is not current immigration instructions -
A6.10 Fees payable to INZ when making applications and requests (29/11/2010)
See also Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters)Regulations 2010
- The Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Regulations 2010 prescribe when fees may be payable to INZ or its agents and the amounts payable. For details of fees payable see www.immigration.govt.nz/fees.
- Fees may be payable to INZ regardless of whether the action requested of INZ requires completion of a prescribed application form or not. All fees are payable at the time an application or request is made to INZ or its agents.
- Different fees are payable for applications and requests based on the citizenship of the principal applicant and the office designated for receiving applications of a particular type from that country of citizenship. The respective fees apply regardless of the office at which the application is actually lodged.
Example: An Indian citizen resident in Bahrain who lodges a residence application with Singapore branch will be required to pay the fee payable for lodging an application with New Delhi branch which is the designated receiving office for residence applications from citizens of India.
The only exception to this rule is that if a principal applicant is in New Zealand, the fee payable for the application or request is the fee payable for applications lodged in New Zealand, regardless of the principal applicant's citizenship.
- In the case of requests for approval in principle to employ foreign workers (see WK2.1 and WJ3), as long as the positions offered are with the same employer then only one fee is payable regardless of the number of foreign workers for whom approval is being sought.