Jump to content
IGNORED

NZ Visa Fees


Leo_Bia

Recommended Posts

Where are you getting this from @Leo_Bia? I searched up the website you mentioned and the visa fee is much cheaper than the screenshot you shared 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Oh well that’s a net positive because they didn’t even accept online applications before, you had to physically post the forms and your passport. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Announcing newly announced fees from March 2024 and they’re linking to a PDF showing fees from 2022. Typical.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

@logboy

Best you read up on the subject

NZ in fact jumped the gun but the rest will follow by mid June and I like it no less than anyone slse

My mutli entry TV will rise to £450 next winter

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Stickman on this again today.

 

https://www.stickmanbangkok.com/weekly-column/2024/03/stickman-weekly-24-march-2024/

After the announcement from the Thai embassy in New Zealand that visa fees were going up by 5 – 7 times, I expected this would happen elsewhere. Or perhaps it was a mistake. Why would New Zealand be pricier than anywhere else? It made no sense to me but what would I know? The fees for a visa for Thailand in New Zealand are now 5 – 7 times more expensive than anywhere else, a discrepancy that makes zero sense. Could these sky-high visa fees for New Zealand be a mistake? Or will the rest of the world follow with those high fees? The e-visa system was rolled out in Australia but visa fees stayed the same as they were. To compare, if you use the e-visa system in New Zealand to apply for a tourist visa for Thailand, it costs $NZ300 (which is around $AU280). Using the e-visa system from Australia, it costs $AU60. For Kiwis who wish to pay the same for a visa as a New Zealander in Australia would, there is an obvious work-around. Presently, a New Zealander living in Australia can get a visa for a fraction of the price as a New Zealander in their homeland. This could create an opportunity for New Zealanders to apply for a visa if they happen to travel to Australia, or by using a VPN set to Australia. As New Zealanders visiting Australia don’t get stamped in and out, there would be no evidence in one’s passport of where they were when they apply for the visa. It’s an anomaly that I imagine has been exploited already.
 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 13/03/2024 at 07:16, KyleReading said:

@logboy

Best you read up on the subject

NZ in fact jumped the gun but the rest will follow by mid June and I like it no less than anyone slse

My mutli entry TV will rise to £450 next winter

Best you get your facts in place, only happened in NZ

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, logboy said:

Best you get your facts in place, only happened in NZ

Better wait until mid June 😐

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

https://www.stickmanbangkok.com/weekly-column/2024/05/stickman-weekly-may-12-2024/

A couple of months ago I wrote a column about the pending dramatic price increases in New Zealand for a visa for Thailand. To summarise that article, I felt that the 500%+ increase in visa fees announced by the Royal Thai Embassy in New Zealand would see the same rates rolled out around the world. Until then, the price of a visa for Thailand was basically the same, irrespective of where in the world you applied. It has almost been two months since the dramatic price increase and nowhere else has there been a similar increase. New Zealand is very much an outlier with New Zealanders applying for a Thai visa paying between 5 and 7 times as much as anyone else. What gives? I wondered if perhaps the prices posted on the Thai Embassy’s website were wrong / a mistake. No, the prices were correct. Some suggested that perhaps it’s because the price a Thai pays for a visa to visit New Zealand is much higher than a New Zealander visiting Thailand, the prices had been set at a similar level. This would make sense – but then all developed countries charge Thais much more for a visa and New Zealand was hardly an outlier. If we look at the big picture, New Zealand has a developed economy but it’s a small market with less than 100,000 New Zealanders visiting Thailand annually. Could Thailand be experimenting, and using New Zealand as a case study to see what happens when the price of visas is jacked up? If the new high prices don’t see any drop in visitor numbers, perhaps the higher visa fees will get rolled out in other countries? This seems plausible. I understand that the New Zealand government is aware of the discrepancy in pricing and has made inquiries with their Thai counterparts as to why New Zealand has been singled out for significantly higher visa fees than all other countries. It would be interesting to know what comes of that, although I would not expect it to be made public.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • COVID-19

    Any posts or topics which the moderation team deems to be rumours/speculatiom, conspiracy theory, scaremongering, deliberately misleading or has been posted to deliberately distort information will be removed - as will BMs repeatedly doing so. Existing rules also apply.

  • Advertise on Pattaya Addicts
  • Recently Browsing

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.