Find out what application fee you need to pay, and how to pay it.

This page outlines all application fees as detailed in Schedule 2 of the Overseas Investment Regulations 2005 (as amended by the Overseas Investment Amendment Regulations 2016), including administrative and other fees. Fees vary according to the type of application and whether the decision will be made by the relevant Ministers or the Overseas Investment Office.

Read about our legislation, Ministers and delegated powers

Overseas Investment Office fees review

Fees and charges were increased as from 4 July 2016 to enable the OIO to fully recover its costs. Changes were also made to some fees to rationalise the charging structure.

Refer to the fees review documentation for more information

Paying your application fees

From 1 August 2017, application fees will be requested when an application is accepted for assessment. We no longer require the fee to accompany the application when it is submitted.

We will not begin assessing an application until the relevant fee has been paid or we have received evidence of payment.

If the application seeks retrospective consent, we will not forward our recommendation to the decision maker until any administrative penalty has been paid.

The OIO does not have the power to exempt, waive, discount or refund fees. We will not refund fees if an application is withdrawn, or consent is declined, or if we find that no consent was in fact required.

Application fees and administrative penalties should be paid by direct credit.

Include “OIO – [Applicant’s Name]” in the reference field of the transfer. You may need to abbreviate the applicant’s name as the reference field is limited to a certain number of characters. It is important that you include “OIO” in the reference field so we can quickly identify and confirm your payment.

Payments should be made to the following bank account:

Land Information New Zealand National Office
Westpac account: 03-0049-0002402-00

Offshore deposits also require the following information: swift code WPACNZ2W and branch 318 Lambton Quay, Wellington.

Payees, and particularly those paying from offshore, need to ensure that any bank fee incurred for the electronic transfer is paid by them and not deducted from the transferred amount.

Fee schedule

The following tables detail the fees and charges effective from 4 July 2016.

Part 1: Sensitive land only

This table shows the fees for applications relating to overseas investments in sensitive land only.

ApplicationCost
Consent applications, where
  • section 16(1)(e)(i) of the Act applies, and
  • the value of the consideration is stated in the application and is less than $1 million

$22,500

Consent applications, where
  • section 16(1)(e)(i) of the Act applies, and
  • value of the consideration is $1 million or more, or is not stated in the application
$29,500
Consent applications, where

Relevant Ministers
$37,500

Regulator
$35,500

Consent applications, where

Relevant Ministers
$43,500

Regulator
$41,500

Consent applications determined by relevant Ministers or regulator, where

Relevant Ministers
$42,500

Regulator
$40,500

Consent applications determined by relevant Ministers or regulator, where

Relevant Ministers
$49,000

Regulator
$47,000

Variation of consent or consent conditions
(including addition to and revocation of conditions of consent)
$13,000
Each exemption under Regulation 37$25,500

Part 2: Significant business assets only

This table shows the fees for applications relating to overseas investments in significant business assets only.

ApplicationCost
Consent for a transaction$32,000
Variation of consent or conditions of consent
(including addition to and revocation of conditions of consent)
$13,000
Each exemption under Regulation 37$25,500

Part 3: Sensitive land and significant business assets

This table shows the fees for applications relating to overseas investments in sensitive land and significant business assets.

ApplicationCost
Consent for a transaction

Relevant Ministers
$54,000

Regulator
$52,000

Variation of consent or conditions of consent
(including addition to and revocation of conditions of consent)
$13,000
Each exemption under Regulation 37$25,500

Part 4: Fishing quota

This table shows the fees for applications relating to overseas investments in fishing quota.

ApplicationCost
Consent for a transaction$40,000
Variation of consent or conditions of consent
(including addition to and revocation of conditions of consent)
$13,000
Each exemption under Regulation 37$40,000

Part 5: Other applications

This table shows the fees for other applications.

ApplicationCost
Each exemption under Regulation 37 by addition to Schedule 3 or Schedule 4$560 per hour
Monitoring compliance with conditions of exemption under Regulation 37 by addition to Schedule 3 or Schedule 4$560 per hour

Part 6: Information and services

This table shows the fees for administrative and information services.

ServiceCost
Request for provision of information or services$168 per hour

 

Last Updated: 1 August 2017