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New Zealand – Visa and Immigration Key Facts

Last Updated: September 2017

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Framework for Visa and Immigration Law

  • Immigration Act 2009.
  • IAA 2007.

Approval Authority

  • Immigration New Zealand.

Areas of Risk

  • Health and Character issues of applicant.
  • Details of accompanying family members.
  • Countries previously worked.
  • Possible changes to Government Policy.
  • Reason for assignment.

Processing Times (principal visa category for international assignments)

  • Processing Times vary depending on branch processing based on volumes.
  • No issues: approximately 25 days.

What are the fees charged by the Government for the main visa category (assuming a family of 4)

  • USD 925

Please note: in some countries government charges vary by nationality of applicant, age of dependents, and other factors. In addition charges are subject to change from time to time.