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    [b:24d8fc0c89]Hi all,

    NZIS will change the imiigration fees as explained in the news on their webpage. Not sure if it will affect anyone who have received the ITA before this announcement. I was told in the ITA I have to submit a fee of NZ$1360 but my guess is that if I submit the package before 28 Nov, I should be paying the old fee still unless I am wrong. Anyway...good information for all who are in the process of submitting the ITA.[/b:24d8fc0c89]

    Immigration fee changes
    Thursday, November 10, 2005
    Fees for immigration applications will change on 28 November 2005.
    The changes are part of an annual review that seeks to ensure that our fees align with the actual costs of providing immigration services. Some fees will now better reflect the Government?s immigration objectives.

    Please note that while the fees in NZ dollars may change with each review, offshore fees may change more frequently due to currency fluctuations.

    The changes are summarised in the following table.

    Increases
    Application
    Old Fee
    New Fee
    Skilled Migrant Category - Residence
    $660 - NZ/Pacific
    $1360 - Rest of World

    $800 - NZ/Pacific
    $1500 - Rest of World

    Work visas
    $150 ? NZ/Pacific
    $160 ? NZ/Pacific
    Work permits
    $90
    $120
    Call out fee
    $50 maximum - NZ/Pacific
    $100 maximum - Rest of World
    $210 maximum ? all locations


    Decreases
    Application
    Old Fee
    New Fee
    Skilled Migrant Category -Expression of Interest
    $465 written form

    $315 electronic

    $460 written form

    $300 electronic
    LTBV
    $2300
    $1700
    Entrepreneur
    $2200
    $1700
    Employer Accreditation
    $1900
    $1400
    Visitor visas
    $85 ? NZ/Pacific
    $80 ? NZ/Pacific
    Label transfers
    $50 ? NZ/Pacific
    $40 ? NZ/Pacific


    Fees Removed
    Urgency fee
    This fee will now be replaced by the Call out fee


    New Fees
    Permit granted after s35A consideration*
    $180
    ADS Group Visitor Visa*
    $40

    * See more details below. Note: All fees are in NZ dollars

    This fees schedule (pdf) shows all immigration fees as at 28 November 2005.

    The publication New Zealand Immigration?s Guide to Fees (NZIS 1028) and the NZIS Operational Manual will be updated on the 28 November 2005.

    The fees calculator on our website, which shows fees in foreign currencies, will also be updated at this time. Fees in foreign currencies will also be available shortly from the appropriate offshore branches.

    New fees
    Permit granted after s35A consideration
    At the moment applicants are charged the relevant student, work, or visitor permit application fee if their application is being considered and is granted under Section 35A of the Immigration Act 1987 (ie if your permit has expired before you submit your application). A new fee of $180 has been introduced for applications considered and granted under section 35A. The new fee will be charged instead of, not as well as, the regular temporary entry fee.

    Approved Destination Status (ADS) Group Visitor Visa
    A reduced fee has been introduced for group visas issued to applicants of ADS travel agents in China. This fee reflects the shorter processing times associated with these applications.[b:24d8fc0c89][/b:24d8fc0c89]

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    Default Immigration Fee changes

    Thanks, Pulsarblu. Not such good news if you have yet to apply :icon_sad: .

    Here's the full list of fees in table form.

    http://www.immigration.govt.nz/NR/rd...vember2005.pdf
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    Default Immigration Fee changes

    Have WHVs gone down then? I'm sure they were like 200NZD before?

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    Default Immigration Fee changes

    It doesn't actually mention WHVs in the table, but there have been some decreases as well as increases.

    This is the link for the table that Pulsarblu posted above. It got a bit scrambled after being copied and pasted, so here you can see it in its 'natural state'.

    http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migra...hangenov05.htm
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    Default Immigration Fee changes

    Apologized for the "cut & paste" technique that did not work out nicely.. :icon_mrgreen:

    But yes, there are some increases and decreases. I have written to my officer in charge in NZIS to check if I will pay the increased fee even I have up to next year to submit my papers. Will revert to all soon.

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    Hi there,

    I promised to revert after checking with my immigration officer. We have to pay more for the residency application fee after Nov 28 no matter if your application dateline is after that date. Anyway, a small fee in comparison to the new life we all aiming for.

    cheers
    pulsarblu...

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