Fees & charges

Place of first arrival (PoFA) operators will be charged for services provided by MPI and other service providers.


What our fees cover

MPI calculates fees on a cost-recovery basis.

Activities and services you may be charged for include:

  • assessment and inspection services
  • travel costs.

Not all the charges on this page may apply to you and there could be other charges not listed here.

Charges for approved PoFAs

You will be charged for assessment and administrative costs.

Fee type Fee (excl GST) Fee (incl GST)
 PoFA assessment and administration costs  $102.27 (hourly rate)  $117.61 (hourly rate)

Travel charges

You will be charged for travel associated with assessment inspections. MPI charge for travel from the nearest MPI office.

Fee type Fee (excl GST) Fee (incl GST)
 Travel within zone 1 – up to 4 km from base  $34.86 $40.09
 Travel within zone 2 – over 4 km and up to 10 km from base  $70.75  $81.36
 Travel within zone 3 – over 10 km and up to 25 km from base  $109.24  $125.63
 Travel within zone 4 – over 25 km and up to 50 km from base  $149.19  $171.57
 Travel more than 50 km from base* Hourly rates, plus a mileage charge of $0.67 a kilometre. Other travel-related costs may also apply.  Hourly rates, plus a mileage charge of $0.7705 a kilometre. Other travel-related costs may also apply.

*Hourly rate charges also apply to waiting times.

Find out more

Who to contact

For more information about fees and charges, email info@mpi.govt.nz

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