Philippine passport holders who are planning to visit New Zealand for less than 60 days will no longer need to pay the application fee of PHP6,260 for paper submission or NZD165 for online submission, in getting a New Zealand Visitor Visa.
“Citizens of the Philippines do not have to pay a fee or immigration levy for this application, when coming to New Zealand for fewer than 60 days,” says in New Zealand Immigration website.
Visa Application Centre (VAC) Service fee ranging from PHP570 to PHP760 and Courier Fee PHP380 to PHP600 are still needed to be paid.
Courier Fee is for passport and other documents to be returned if no arrangement to personally collect these documents was made.
An applicant must also provide passport and 2 photos (paper submission) or 1 photo (online submission), proof of good character such as police clearance.
The applicant must also be in good health evidenced by chest x-ray result and/or medical examination.
Applicant should also be coming to New Zealand in good faith as a visitor.
“You must have at least NZ $1,000 per month, or NZ $400 per month if you’ve already paid for your accommodation,” said in New Zealand Immigration website.
New Zealand Immigration also wants evidence of a round-trip ticket or “proof you have enough money to buy a ticket out of New Zealand, in addition to the funds you have to live on.”
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