IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? The New Zealand government will increase visa and immigration-related filing fees on Nov. 5.
What does the change mean? Employers should plan for the increases, which will be felt most in the work visa categories (increase of 54 percent) and employment accreditation (increase of 20 percent). Visitor visas and miscellaneous categories will increase by 10 percent and applications submitted online will no longer receive a discount.
Some of the relevant business immigration fees are highlighted in the following chart.
A full schedule of fees is available here.
Analysis & Comments: Companies should factor the fee increases into their budgets and consider filing affected applications before the rate hikes take effect.
License No: 201501694
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