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25 Aug, 2011

New fees undermine NZ visa “improvements” for Chinese visitors – Xinhua


WELLINGTON, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) — Cost-conscious Chinese travelers are turning off New Zealand after New Zealand’s immigration department ramped up the cost of applying for a visa, New Zealand media reported Tuesday.

The New Zealand government has been touting “improvements” to the visa application process for Chinese travelers, but the New Zealand Herald newspaper reported Tuesday that “red tape is making it more expensive for visitors from China to see New Zealand.”

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