UK Visas and Immigration will charge an additional NZ $465 for New Zealand citizens wishing to relocate to the UK.

“Our new priority visa service is part of our continued push to improve the visa application process and provide our customers with added value services,” said British High Commissioner to New Zealand Vicki Treadell.

“Feedback tells us that many Australians/New Zealanders who apply for a settlement visa would like faster processing and our new priority visa service will provide this.”

6,000 applications for visas are recieved by UK Visas and Immigration every year.

Find out more about the premium service on the UKBA website.