Process & fees

The information below will help you understand the process, timeframes and costs involved in applying for this visa, so you can plan ahead and have the best chance of submitting a complete application.

Paper submission

Immigration costs

Application cost

GBP (£) £ 258

This is the fee for Immigration New Zealand to process your application. An immigration levy is payable and is included in the total amount above.

Receiving centre fees

VAC Service Fee

GBP (£) £ 18

Per Application This is the fee for the Visa Application Centre (VAC) to receive your application and submit it to Immigration New Zealand.

Courier Fee

£ 6.70 - 52.50

Per Application This is the fee for your passport and other documents to be returned to you if you don't arrange to collect these yourself. See the Receiving Centre website below for more information.

Timeframes

Processing

within 47 days

90% of applications are currently completed within this time. This timeframe combines processing times for different work visas that we receive low numbers of. Individual application processing times may vary. Timeframes are in calendar days.

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Apply for a Supplementary Seasonal Employment Work Visa

Complete a ‘SSE/WHE Work Visa Application’ form and send it to us with your application fee, immigration levy, and supporting documents.

Receiving centre details

Receiving centres handle the administrative, non-decision making activities surrounding the lodgement of a visa application. The information here is a guide only. For the most up to date and accurate information please visit the the website as listed below.

Website

Payment methods

Cash
You can pay with cash.

Credit Card
You can pay with Visa or MasterCard.

Complete and include the Credit Card Authorisation form with your application.

Attach a copy of the cardholder's passport with the Credit Card Authorisation form.

Credit Card Authorisation form

We take payment when we receive your application. You must have enough funds available on the day we receive your application or it may be returned to you.

Credit Card
You can pay with Visa or MasterCard.

Complete and include the Credit Card Authorisation form with your application.

Attach a copy of the cardholder's passport with the Credit Card Authorisation form.

Credit Card Authorisation form

We take payment when we receive your application. You must have enough funds available on the day we receive your application or it may be returned to you.

Postal address

New Zealand Visa Application Centre
66 Wilson Street
London
EC2A 2BT
United Kingdom

Physical address

New Zealand Visa Application Centre
66 Wilson Street
London
EC2A 2BT
United Kingdom

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Hours

Application lodgement
Monday to Friday
09:00 to 16:00

Passport collection
Monday to Friday
09:00 to 16:00

Phone enquiries
Monday to Friday
09:00 to 16:00

Telephone

Other notes

Track your application status

Once your application has been submitted to the VAC, you can track online the movement of your application between the VAC and Immigration New Zealand.

Track your application status

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We make a decision about your application

If there’s anything else you need to do, we’ll be in touch.

If you are in New Zealand, and your current temporary visa expires before your new visa is granted, we will normally issue you an interim visa to let you stay in New Zealand lawfully.

Interim Visa