Changes to the UK settlement visa process in New Zealand

Published: 01/05/2009

Administrative changes at the British Consulate in Wellington, New Zealand mean that this office is no longer processing UK settlement visa applications, including fiancée, proposed civil partner, unmarried partner and spouse visa applications.

Applicants from New Zealand will now have their UK visa applications processed by the British High Commission in Canberra, Australia and are required to complete their application online, undergo a biometrics appointment in New Zealand and pay for their application in New Zealand dollars. Please note that applications and collections cannot be made in person.

It should be noted that it is currently taking the British High Commission in Canberra from 8 to 10 weeks to process a straightforward settlement visa application.



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