Fees, decision times and where to apply

Find out how much it costs to apply, where to send your application or passport, and how long a decision will take.

Visa applications and processing times: COVID-19

The international border is reopening in stages for eligible travellers to enter New Zealand.

Reopening the New Zealand border

Processing times for visas we are considering varies for each visa.

How long it takes to process a visa

Fees and receiving centre

Search for the information you need to:

  • apply for visas and expressions of interest
  • register for a ballot
  • apply for employer schemes, accreditation and approvals
  • keep your visa and passport up to date.