The Government is consulting on several changes and proposals that will affect many international visitors travelling to New Zealand.
Information on each consultation, including how to submit your views, can be found via the links below.
The consultation period is open until 22 July 2018.
International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy
The number of visitors to New Zealand has grown strongly over the past few years, and growth is expected to continue.
Government is proposing a levy so that international visitors are contributing to the tourism infrastructure they use and helping conserve the natural environment they enjoy.
Electronic Travel Authority
The Government is consulting on a proposal to introduce an Electronic Travel Authority facility for some groups of travellers. It is a new security and facilitation measure that, if it is introduced, will help to speed things up at the border.
The Electronic Travel Authority aims to enhance security and reduce immigration, smuggling and biosecurity risks. It would cause minimal disruption to travellers and enable a more efficient provision of services at the border.
Immigration Fees and Levies Review
Immigration fees and levies help meet the cost of providing services and managing risks related to immigration.
Fees are reviewed regularly to ensure they reflect the actual cost of delivering immigration services, with the last review taking place in 2015. As more people come to New Zealand and the risks associated with immigration become more complex, it’s time to take another look.