New Zealand to open second Visa Facilitation Office in India

According to a New Zealand consulate general official, NZ is currently experiencing good growth in tourist numbers from India. The rise in Indian tourists is expected to be between 10 to 15 per cent by 2011. India is currently the tenth largest source market for NZ.

As a direct effect of the increasing number of Indian tourists, New Zealand (NZ) has decided to open its second Visa Facilitation Office for India in Mumbai by January 2011. The existing office in New Delhi currently processes visa applications from across the country. The Mumbai office will have staff and added resources and will service around 20,000 applicants per year easing the burden the from the Delhi office. Visa application facilitation services are currently outsourced to TT Services that operate in nine cities across India.