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New zealand tourist visa for filipinos - php6000 visa fee is waived

SOURCE: https://www.therusticnomad.com/new-zealand-tourist-visa-fee-waiver-for-filipinos/

VISA is still required in visiting New Zealand for some countries including the Philippines. For Philippine-passport holders, New Zealand is waiving the application fee for visitors.

1. Applications can be submitted by applicants or their representatives in person at the counter of the New Zealand Visa Application Centre in Manila (VFS) between 08:00 – 16:00 and in Cebu between 08:00 – 14:00 (Monday – Friday) – except on the holidays mentioned in the Public Holiday list

2. Complete the visa application form. If you do not have a visa application form,you can download it from here https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/tools-and-information/forms-and-guides

If you already have the visa application form, you may check if it’s still valid from here https://www.immigration.govt.nz/documents/forms-and-guides/acceptableformslist.pdf

3. The Visa Fees and VFS Global Service Fee are applicable per application. The visa fee can be paid together or separately as per applicant’s requirements.

New Zealand Visa Application Centre will accept all of the payment in PHP currency Visa Fee is waived for Philippine-passport holders, which means you don’t have to pay Php6,260 if you’re visiting the country in less than 60 days.

You only need to pay the following fees in VFS in Cash, Credit Card or Bank Transfer.

Application Fee

Application Lodgement = Php 760 / application

Passport Handling - Online Application = Php 570 / application

Courier Return = Php 380 / application

SMS = Php 110 / application

Submit your completed Visa Application form along with all the required supporting documents in-person or via a representative at the New Zealand Visa Application Centre from Monday to Friday 8:00-16:00 (except public holidays). Appointment is not required, you

can also send the application and supporting documents through a courier.

5. Once application is lodged you can track application in this link http://www.vfsglobal.com/newzealand/taiwan/track_application.html and opt either

to pick up from the NZVAC or get it couriered out.

Support Documents Required:

  • A Vaild Passport

  • 2 pieces passport sized photos (with your name at the back) attached on your visa application form. For acceptable visa photos, please click here.

  • Bank Statements to Prove that you can support your finances in New Zealand Certificate of Employment if you are an Employee

  • Business Permit, SEC doc and Bank Certificates if you are a Business Owner

You must bring a photocopy along with the original of the required documents because they

will not be returning the documents submitted. Processing can take up to 3 weeks.

Travel insurance is not required but it’s a must for peace of mind.

Note that the waiver is applicable only for Philippine-passport holders traveling for less than

60 days. If you’re not based in the Philippines and living abroad, you are still eligible for the visa waiver. If you’re a successful applicant, they give one year multiple entry New Zealand Tourist Visa for Filipinos. Good luck!

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