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What is a Visa Application Centre?

Visa Application Centres (VACs) handle the administrative, non-decision making activities surrounding the lodgement of a visa application in countries where our branches receive a large number of applications.

Essentially VACs provide a “front-door” service for Immigration New Zealand.  We currently have such arrangements in place in around 40 locations accross Asia, Europe, Americas and South Pacific/Australia.

Find a Visa Application Centre

VACs cannot provide immigration advice and have no influence on the outcome of an application for a New Zealand visa, which can only be decided by an immigration officer.  

You can find information about where you submit your application and the address of the VAC by using our Fees and Office Finder.

Fees and Office Finder