Immigration New Zealand are preparing plans to increase the application costs associated with select visas to cover a shortfall in operating costs.
Despite recent attempts to streamline the application process, the operating costs of Immigration New Zealand have still increased. Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway said an increase in migrant trafficking and exploitation was to blame for increasing visa processing costs. Checks were becoming more rigorous, therefore taking longer.
In order to make up the deficit, Immigration are looking to hike the cost of Work Visa applications by 54 percent.
Under the proposals which could be introduced as early as November 2018 :
Even with the price increase the cost of New Zealand Visas would be still be competitive in comparison to other countries such as Canada and lower than both the UK and Australia.
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