scoop.co.nz 24 Mar, 2021 00:00 am

Changes To MIQ Fees For Some Returning New Zealanders

Changes To MIQ Fees For Some Returning New Zealanders
From 1 June 2021, returning New Zealand citizens and residents will need to stay in the country for at least 180 days in order to not be liable to pay managed isolation fees. Currently, any New Zealand citizen or permanent resident returning from overseas ...

From 1 June 2021, returning New Zealand citizens and residents will need to stay in the country for at least 180 days in order to not be liable to pay managed isolation fees.Currently, any New Zealand citizen or permanent resident returning from overseas who has not been in New Zealand since 11 August 2020 and who stays in the country for at least 90 days is not liable to pay charges for managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ).Temporary entry class visa holders who are partners, spouses, legal guardians or children (under 18) of New Zealand citizens or residents, or a critical health worker, and are sharing an MIQ room with that person, will remain liable to pay the lower MIQ additional person rates ($950 for an additional adult in room, $475 for a child, aged 3-17).The current fee is $3,100 (incl GST) for the 14-day managed isolation stay for the first adult in the room.

MBIE can grant a full or partial waiver of managed isolation fees in cases of financial hardship or other special circumstances, or arrange an instalment plan or deferment of payment, for anyone entering the country who is liable for MIQ fees (except critical workers).01am on 25 March 2021 for temporary entry class visa holders.

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