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Additional Services

The services mentioned here are optional. To use them, you will need to pay an extra fee in addition to the visa application fee. You must pay this extra fee when you attend the visa application centre only.

Courier service

The visa application centre will courier the Immigration New Zealand decision on your visa application, documents and passport back to you for an extra fee of 32 Dirhams in UAE Please enquire about this service when you submit your visa application at one of the VFS service desks.

For application received from Algeria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Libya, Syria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Iran, Oman, Jordan, Pakistan, Yemen, Kuwait, Qatar, Afghanistan, Iraq and Turkey; the visa application centre will courier the documents and passport back to you for an extra fee of 126 Dirhams. The service will be subject to the respective countries custom controls and regulations.

Please complete the Courier Return Service Credit Card Authorization Form and email it to the Visa Application Centre. For details on International Courier Return service to New Zealand, please write to  

SMS service - track your application

SMS news updates will be sent to you informing you of the status of your visa application. Once purchased you will receive several automated feedback messages to your mobile phone informing you what stage your application is within the process. The service supports the transfer of SMS text into the language of your choice (Arabic and English languages are available) and re-assures you that your visa application is progressing towards the final stages of the visa application process. At the end of the process you will receive an automated email message (in English only) to your registered email address provided in your application form, informing you that Immigration New Zealand has arrived at a decision with regard to your application. You will, however, not be informed on the outcome of this decision.

You can buy this service for ( 8 Dirhams in UAE) at the same time you submit your visa application form, supporting documents and biometric data at the visa application centre.

Please read the SMS Service Disclaimer carefully before applying for this service.

Photograph service

Applicants using this service can have their photograph taken at the visa application centre. This will ensure that the photographs meet the Immigration New Zealand specifications. This service can be bought for an extra fee of 25 Dirhams in Dubai for 4 passport size photographs.

Photocopying documents

There is a photocopying service at the visa application centre for a fee of 02 Dirhams in Dubai

Premium service

The Premium service is available for those customers who would like to experience a dedicated service with individual attention of one of our staff. This service provides the following amenities (which are included in additional fee of (289 Dirhams in Dubai)

  • a separate premium service lounge
  • stylish surroundings with refreshments
  • photocopying service for your documents
  • quicker submission of your application at the visa application centre
  • SMS alert on the status of your application
  • courier return of your passport.

Important note: Your visa will be processed and decided by Immigration New Zealand in Dubai. Using the premium service does not mean that your visa will be processed faster.

Assisted Form Filling

The assisted form filling service is a service that VFS offers to clients at the UAE Visa Application Centres. Appointed staff will assist a visa applicant to complete a visa application form at the VAC as an optional service. The cost for this service is AED 150 (all applicable taxes included) per application.