Apply for a visa

Information about starting your application

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Step-by-step guide

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  • Identify visa type

    Choose the right visa for your trip

    The first step is to determine which visa type you need, and check whether you’re eligible to apply for it.

    You’ll also need to know the documents that you’ll have to submit along with your application, how long the application might take and fees you’ll have to pay.

    Each application must comply with the guidelines applicable for your visa category.

    If your documents are not in English, you may need to get translations prepared before applying.

  • Begin your application

    Get started with your visa application

    Once you are ready to apply, go to the Immigration New Zealand  website to apply for your visa online.

    You can also download the visa application form, complete it, print the completed form, and bring it with you to the Visa Application Centre for submission. 

    You can submit your visa application at the Visa Application Centre (in person or through a representative) or by post/mail (except Iran).

  • Pay your fees

    Find out the amount you need to pay

    Once you have made your application, you will need to pay your visa application fee. If you are applying online for your visa, your payment will be made as part of this process. If you download the form to print and bring to the Visa Application Centre, payment can be made at the time of your appointment.

    For details on Visa Fee, please click here

    For details on VFS Service Fee, please click here and select the application centre

  • Visit a Visa Application Centre

    Submission of application

    You’ll have to submit your complete visa application form at the Visa Application Centre in person.

    Find out What happens at the Visa Application Centre.

  • Track your application

    Stay informed about the progress of your application

    You will receive your decision via email directly from Immigration New Zealand. If you can’t access email easily, or would like more detailed tracking information, you may also be able to get updates by SMS sent directly to your phone. Check whether this service is available at the Visa Application Centre you are visiting.

    You can also track your visa application status online. Use the Reference Number present on the invoice/receipt issued by the Visa Application Centre along with your last name to access this service.

  • Collect your documents

    Receive your documents from the Visa Application Centre

    After a visa application decision has been made, you can pick up your documents from the Visa Application Centre or have your documents returned to you by courier for an additional fee. For some Visa Application Centres your documents will only be returned via courier.

    Collecting your documents in person: bring the receipt issued by the Visa Application Centre and a form of Government identification. If permitted you may be able to send a representative to collect your documents; they will need to present a letter of authorisation signed by you, bring the receipt issued to you by the Visa Application Centre and their Government identification. 

    Please check with the Visa Application Centre at time of your appointment for the options available to collect your documents.

  • Additional Services

    We constantly strive to offer a range of high end services to enhance customer satisfaction.

    Courier service
    An applicant could have their documents returned by using the courier service provided from Chung Hwa Post Co. The door- to-door courier fee is TWD 280 for each packet.
    Photocopying services
    Photocopying service is available for TWD 2 for each page (A4 size).
    Printing from the Internet
    Hard copies printing service is available for TWD 6 for each page(A4 size).
    Photo booth
    Applicants can have their passport photograph taken according to the specifications laid down by the Immigration New Zealand (INZ). The cost is TWD 200 for 6 photos.

    Form Filling Assistance (Online and Paper Visa Application Submission) : TWD 660/per application
    The service for Online Visa Assist Service provides you personalized assistance with completing, submitting and paying for your online application at the visa application Centre, all at one go!
    Please note:
    • For on-line application, applicants are requested to carry their International Credit Card as the visa fee can only be paid with NZ dollars on-line.

    • Visa, MasterCard and UnionPay credit and debit cards are accepted.

    The service for Paper Application includes assistance to complete a visa application form at the VAC as an optional service.
    Please note all the above services are optional.

Ready to apply?

Start your visa process and then come back to VFS Global with your reference number to take advantage of the services on offer.

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