Visa for New Zealand
New Zealand's visa policy defines the conditions for foreign nationals to visit the country or stay in the country for a long term.
New Zealand's immigration policy differs depending on the nationality of the traveler, so it is important to familiarize yourself with the visa requirements for your country before planning your trip.
Do I need a visa to New Zealand?
Citizens of the following countries do not need to apply for a visa to New Zealand, they need to apply for an NZeTA electronic entry permit. NZeTA entitles you to stay in New Zealand for 3 months (up to 6 months for UK citizens). Australian citizens do not need a visitor visa or NZeTA electronic entry permit. With NZeTA you can travel to New Zealand for tourism or short-term study for a maximum of 3 months.
However, if you are a citizen of one of these countries and you are traveling to New Zealand to receive medical treatment, you need a visitor's visa for medical treatment. This is valid for 6 months. If you require a companion, they must obtain their own visa.
This allows you to visit New Zealand for treatment or counseling for which you have an appointment. You can also stay in New Zealand until it is safe for you to fly to your country of citizenship.
Citizens of other countries must obtain a visitor visa to New Zealand. A visitor visa entitles you to stay in New Zealand for up to 9 months. With a visitor visa you can study for up to 3 months, but you cannot work.
New Zealand visitor visa can be either single entry or multiple entry.
This visa is valid for 18 months and you can stay in New Zealand for a maximum of 9 consecutive months.
Citizens of which countries need to apply for a visa through the embassy?
Transit through New Zealand
If you intend to travel through New Zealand to another country and do not plan to stop in New Zealand, you will be considered a transit passenger.
As a transit passenger, you will only be able to travel through Auckland International Airport, provided you stay in the transit area of the airport or on board your aircraft. You must stay no more than 24 hours within New Zealand.
If you want to go outside the international airport zone or spend more than 24 hours in New Zealand, you must have a transit visa or NZeTA to transit through New Zealand.
A visa or NZeTA is not required for Australian citizens and citizens who already have a valid visa or right of residence in New Zealand.
Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to transit through New Zealand, but must obtain an NZeTA online:
Australian citizens do not need to apply for a visa or NZeTA. Citizens of all other countries must have a transit visa.
How do I get a visa to New Zealand?
Most work, student and visitor visas can be applied for online. Applying online is faster and more cost-effective than sending paper documents. Before applying online, it is important to be sure what kind of visa you need and what the requirements are. We can help you understand and process the visa for you.
The cost of a New Zealand visa depends on the type of visa.
Types of visas to New Zealand
What documents do I need to apply for a visa?
valid for at least 3 months
Hotel booking confirmation
what you plan to visit and when
Visa for Australia
A passport is required for citizens of all countries, including Australia. If you plan to visit New Zealand and your passport expires in less than 3 months, you may need to renew it. Also make sure your passport has at least one blank page for visa stamps. Your passport must have your signature on it. Signatures are not required if the passport holder is unable to sign or is a child under the age of 10.
Who doesn't need a visitor's visa?
Some countries have a visa-free agreement with New Zealand. Here are some of them:
Europe: Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom (for permanent residents) and others. American countries: Canada, United States of America (including US citizens), Argentina, Brazil and others.
Asia: Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Israel, etc.
Do children need to get a New Zealand visitor visa?
Yes, minors under 18 years of age also need a New Zealand visitor visa to travel to New Zealand. The visa application for a minor must be completed by a parent or legal representative.
How long is a visitor visa to New Zealand valid for?
With a visitor visa, you can visit New Zealand as a tourist for up to nine months within an 18-month period. A visitor visa can be single-entry or multiple-entry. The number of entries is determined by immigration according to your travel plans.
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