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Do I need to pay a higher fee for a longer visa?

Application fees are set according to the type of visa applied for, not the duration of a particular visa.

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Although you may request for your visa to be of a certain length, this will ultimately be determined by an Immigration Officer based on:

  • the visa type and category you have applied for
  • your purpose for travelling to (or being in) New Zealand
  • validity of your travel documents, maintenance funds and/or return tickets; and
  • any other relevant circumstances to your situation
  • specifications in the Immigration Instructions related to maximum duration of the visa.