Whether you’re visiting New Zealand on a short-term vacation, working or studying in the country, you’ll want to know your options for getting a visitor visa to New Zealand.
How to Apply for a New Zealand Visitor Visa
If you are considering a visit to New Zealand, please read this guide first. Visitor visas are required for citizens of most countries. The following tips will help you apply for a visitor visa: NEW ZEALAND VISA FOR VISITORS
– Start by gathering all the necessary documents. You will need your passport (valid for at least six months after your planned departure from NZ), an application form (available from any post office or government website), two photographs (to be attached to the application form), and the applicable visa fee.
– Complete the application form and photocopy it. In Section 1, list your full name, date of birth, passport number, country of citizenship, purpose of visit and duration of stay. In Section 2, list each destination you will be visiting in NZ (e.g., Auckland, Nelson, Christchurch). Note that you are not allowed to travel to National Parks or Conservation Areas without a permit. Finally, in Section 3 list all your assets (including bank account numbers and contact information for family members who can vouch for your financial stability).
– Submit all documents together with the visa fee to your local post office or immigration office. If applying online, be sure to enter the required information correctly into the online application form before clicking submit. Please note that if you submit an incomplete or incorrectly completed application form, your visa may be refused and you may have to start the entire process over again. NEW ZEALAND ENTRY VISA
– If applying for a temporary visitor visa (for stays up to three
What Will Happen if my Application is Granted?
If you are applying for a visitor visa to New Zealand, the following will happen:
- You will be required to submit an application form.
- You will need to provide supporting documentation, such as your passport and visa application fee.
- You will need to attend an interview at a New Zealand embassy or consulate.
- If you are granted a visitor visa, you will be allowed to stay in New Zealand for up to three months.
What are the Requirements for an Entry Visa?
An entry visa is required for citizens of most countries who want to visit New Zealand for less than three months. Nationals of Brunei, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Taiwan do not require an entry visa.
To apply for a visitor visa to New Zealand, you will need to submit the following:
-A completed visa application form
-Your passport photo
-Two passport size photos (taken within the last six months)
-Proof of financial support (if travelling on a tourist visa)
-Evidence that you have booked your accommodation in advance (e.g. hotel booking confirmation or airline ticket)
-Evidence that you have medical insurance coverage while in New Zealand (recommended)
Important Facts about New Zealand Visas
If you are planning to visit New Zealand, it is important to understand the visa requirements. The most common type of visa is a visitor visa.
To apply for a visitor visa, you will need to provide documentation that proves your identity, citizenship, and eligibility to visit New Zealand. You will also likely need to provide documentation proving your financial stability.
Once you have submitted all of the required documents, the Department of Immigration will review your application and may request additional information or documentation. If your application is approved, you will be notified of the date and time of your interview. You must attend the interview at the appointed time or risk losing your visa application.
If you are denied a visitor visa, there are several options available to you. You may be able to appeal the decision through the New Zealand Immigration Review Tribunal or take your case to court