Knowledge base articles

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.

Other factors, like the location you apply from, may be relevant. We advise all clients to use our fees, decision times and where to apply tool to determine the correct fee payable.

Fees, decision times and where to apply

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

  • the visa type you have applied for
  • your purpose for travelling to (or being in) New Zealand
  • the validity of your travel documents
  • whether you have sufficient maintenance funds and/or return tickets
  • specifications in the immigration instructions related to maximum duration of the visa
  • any other circumstances relevant to your situation