A blog post about New Zealand’s visitor visa information and types. Information on requirements, processing times, cost of getting a visa, and the most common visas given to foreigners who are currently outside of NZ.
What is a Visitor Visa?
A visitor visa is an entry permit issued to foreign nationals who are visiting New Zealand for a specific purpose. There are three types of visitor visas: tourist, business, and student. NEW ZEALAND VISITOR VISA INFORMATION
Tourist visas allow visitors to stay in New Zealand for up to six months and can be used for visits of up to 90 days in a 180 day period. Tourist visas must be used within six months of issuance.
Business visas allow foreigners who are visiting New Zealand for business purposes to stay in the country for a period of up to 12 months and can be used for visits of up to 60 days in a 180 day period. Business visas must be used within 12 months of issuance.
Student visas allow foreigners who are enrolled in an eligible course or program at an accredited educational institution in New Zealand to stay in the country for a period of up to 18 months and can be used for visits of up to 30 days in a 180 day period. Student visas must be used within 18 months of issuance.
What are the different types of New Zealand Visitor Visa?
There are many types of New Zealand visas that foreigners can use to visit the country. These include tourist, business, student and work visas.
Tourist visas are the most common type, and allow visitors to stay for a period of up to six months. Foreigners who hold tourist visas are not allowed to work in New Zealand, but they can travel around the country and stay in specific tourist destinations. NEW ZEALAND VISA TYPES
Business visas are also popular among foreigners visiting New Zealand. These visas allow people to work for a specific company or organization in the country for a period of up to three months. Business visa holders are allowed to stay in designated areas of the country and cannot engage in any form of employment other than what has been agreed upon with their visa sponsor.
Student visas are another type of visa that is often requested by foreigners visiting New Zealand. These visas allow students to study in the country for a period of up to 12 months. Student visa holders are not allowed to work while they are studying, but they can engage in extracurricular activities and travel around the country during their time here.
Work visas are another type of visa that is often requested by foreigners visiting New Zealand. These visas allow people to work for a certain amount of time in the country as long as they meet certain criteria such as having a valid job offer from a company located in New Zealand. Work visa holders cannot extend their stay in New Zealand beyond the initial period of their visa
How to apply and what you need to know
If you are planning to visit New Zealand, please read the following information carefully. This will help you understand what you need to do in order to obtain a visa and how long it will take.
When is the best time to apply for a New Zealand visa?
There is no one definitive answer to this question. It depends on your nationality, the date of your intended arrival in New Zealand, and other factors. However, applying as early as possible is generally advisable. For example, British nationals can apply up to six months before their intended travel date. Australian citizens can apply up to four months before their intended travel date. Canadian citizens can apply up to 12 months before their intended travel date.
What are the requirements for a New Zealand visa?
The basic requirements for a New Zealand visa are that you: be a national of one of the countries listed below; have valid passport or identity card; meet health and character requirements; and have enough money to support yourself during your stay in New Zealand (if applicable). Please note that some countries require an entry clearance certificate from your home country prior to issuing a New Zealand visa. Nationals of some other countries must obtain a visitor visa prior to travelling to New Zealand. Please see our website for more information on each individual country’s requirements:
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Requirements for Visa Type
To enter New Zealand as a visitor, you will need a valid passport and a visa. Most visitors require a tourist visa.
The most common types of visas are:
-Tourist: For visitors who only intend to stay for short periods and visit specific tourist areas. Must be booked in advance through an immigration office or travel agent.
-Business: For visitors who intend to conduct business in New Zealand. Must be booked in advance through an immigration office or travel agent.
-Student: For students attending school or university in New Zealand. Must have an appropriate visa letter from their school/university.
-Working Holiday Maker: For people between the ages of 18 and 30 who want to take up seasonal work in New Zealand for at least six months. You must have an appropriate visa letter from your employer.