New Zealand High Commission Pretoria, South Africa


Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is the government agency responsible for establishing New Zealand immigration policies.

In general, you will need a visa if you wish to:

The Immigration New Zealand website provides comprehensive information in English about visa requirements when coming to New Zealand including information on:

Immigration New Zealand no longer accepts Visa applications at the New Zealand High Commission in Pretoria.   All Visa applications should now be made at the New Zealand Visa Application Centre (VAC).

The VAC is approximately five minutes’ drive from the New Zealand High Commission and is located at:

1st Floor - Lobby 4
Brooklyn Forum (Corner of Veale & Fehrsen Street)
337 Veale Street (Opposite Brooklyn Mall)

Contact information and details on lodging and payment requirements can be found on the VFS website:

The VAC’s opening hours are: 8:00am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm-4:00pm Monday to Friday
The VAC call centre number is: +27 123465979

Call centre hours will be: 8:00am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm-4:00pm Monday to Friday

Further details and answers to Frequently Asked Questions can found here:

On 29 November 2010, many of Immigration New Zealand’s (INZ) fee and migrant levies will change as a result of the 2010 fees review, and to reflect the introduction of the Immigration Act 2009. 

Key changes in the Immigration Act 2009 are in the following areas:

  • Terminology changes
  • A new sponsorship system
  • Returning residents’ visas
  • ‘Endorsements’ for New Zealand citizen foreign passports
  • Refugees
  • Streamlining appeals
  • A new classified information system with special safeguards
  • Streamlining the deportation process
  • Compliance, detention and monitoring
  • Biometrics and information sharing
  • Employer obligations Education
  • Airlines
  • Interim visas

Please refer to for further information.

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