New visa regulations for New Zealand

Some visitors and transit passengers can travel to New Zealand without a visa if they get an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) before they travel. From 1 October 2019, if you are from a visa waiver country e.g. the United Kingdom, you must hold a NZeTA before you travel. This electronic visa is valid for up to 2 years and allows for many visits. The NZ consular fee is NZD$12 and they also charge an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) which costs NZD$35. Read More

UK NHS Immigration Health Surcharge has increased on 8 January 2019

This increase will affect people who are seeking to live in the UK for 6 months or more for example people who are wanting to apply for work, study or settlement visas. Projections suggest that these increased charges may provide around GBP£220m extra every year, with this money going towards the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. If you are wanting to apply for say a UK Ancestry visa for example, instead of paying GBP£200 per year per applicant for the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS), … Read More

Visa Box closure for the Festive Season

Please note that our office will be closed from 14 December 2018 and then we will only re-open on 3 January 2019. We wish you a safe festive holiday! Read More

Happy Festive Season!

Happy Festive Season from Visa Box! Read More