New NZ Visa Application Centers (VAC) | VFS Global to Take Over from PIASI

Just recently, the Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has pulled out Philippine Interactive Audio Services, Inc. (PIASI) as their visa application service provider. The job was given to VFS Global, the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments. VFS Global currently serves 50 client governments and has Visa Application Centres (VACs) that cater visa applications to popular destinations like United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. New Zealand is their newest addition to the list.

When we applied for visa last year, we went to the old NZ VAC in Visa Information and Application (VIA) Center Magallanes (which was operated by PIASI).

Starting May 1 2016, visa applicants are advised to get in touch with VFS Global’s VACs in the Philippines for processing.



New Zealand Visa Application Center – Manila

VFS Global Services Philippines Private Inc.,
Mezzanine Floor Unit M01, Ecoplaza Building,
2305 Chino Roces Avenue Extension Makati City, Metro Manila 1231

New Zealand  Visa Application Center – Cebu

VFS Global Services Philippines Private Inc.,
9th Floor, Keppel Center, Unit 905, Samar Loop
cor. Cardinal Rosales Avenue,
Cebu Business Park, Cebu City 6000

Contact Number

632 790 4905


Here is an excerpt from Immigration New Zealand’s announcement

On 30 April 2016, the existing Visa Information and Application Centres (VIAs) in Manila and Cebu, which are operated by PIASI, will cease the provision of services on behalf of Immigration New Zealand (INZ).

From 1 May 2016, VFS Global’s Visa Application Centres (VACs) in Manila and Cebu will take over the provision of application submission, and general enquiry services for INZ in the Philippines. VFS Global’s VACs will operate from new premises.