New Zealand Visa Requirements, New Zealand Visa Information, New Zealand Visa, New Zealand Visa Application, New Zealand Visas, New Zealand Tourist Visa
Who Requires a Visa
Depending on the length of study, as well as nationality, either a visitor or student visa may be required.
Citizens of the following countries may not require a visa if:
– staying 90 days or less
– studying one course
For longer stays, a student visa and/or a student permit may be required.
Andorra, Ireland, Portugal***, Argentina, Israel, Qatar, Austria, Italy, San Marino, Bahrain, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Korea (South), Singapore, Brazil, Kiribati, Slovenia, Brunei, Kuwait, South Africa, Canada, Liechtenstein, Spain, Chile, Luxembourg, Sweden, Denmark, Malaysia, Switzerland, Finland, Malta, Tuvalu, France, Mexico, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Germany, Monaco, Uruguay, Greece****, Nauru, USA, Hong Kong**, Norway, Vatican City, Hungary, Netherlands, Zimbabwe, Iceland, Oman, Latvia*, Slovak Republic, Taiwan, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia*, Czech Republic, Lithuania*, Poland, Romania.
* Visa waiver does not apply to people travelling on alien’s (non-citizen’s) passports issued by these countries.
** Residents of Hong Kong travelling on Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or British National (Overseas) passports.
*** Portuguese passport holders must also have the right to live permanently in Portugal.
**** Greek passport holders whose passports were issued on and after 1 January 2006. (Greek passports issued before 1 January 2006 are not acceptable for travel after 1 January 2007.)
British citizens and other British passports holders who have evidence of the right to live permanently in the United Kingdom, may be granted a Visitor’s Permit valid for 6 months on arrival.
Nationals of countries not listed above may need to apply for a visa to enter New Zealand.
What documents will be Required
Required by all entering New Zealand:
a valid ticket to exit New Zealand
sufficient money for self-support
a passport valid for 3 months beyond the scheduled date of departure from New Zealand
In addition, those applying for a visitor’s visa may also need to supply the following
Completed application form
A recent passport-size photograph
Evidence of financial-support or sponsorship
Evidence of onward travel
Valid offer of employment in writing from a New Zealand employer with a full job description and, in many cases, confirmation that that position cannot be filled by a New Zealander.
Confirmation of placement at an approved educational institution.
Time required to issue visa:
Visitor visa: up to 9 months
Study Visas: Normally valid for the duration of the study period
What is the Cost of a Visa
Visitor’s visa or permit NZ$130
Student visa NZ$200
Transit visa NZ$120
Fees may be waived, depending on nationality
How long is the Visa Valid for
The maximum period of time most visitors can remain in New Zealand is 9 months within an 18-month period.
Visitors not requiring visas are initially allowed a stay for up to 3 months, after which they can apply in New Zealand for an extension of up to 9 months
All nationals listed above must have sufficient funds to cover the duration of stay.
This may be NZ$1000 for each person for every month or NZ$400 if the accommodation is already paid for.
Students Undertaking Employment
You may apply for authority to work under the following circumstances:
to fulfill course requirements; or
up to 15 hours per week for tertiary students undertaking a long term course of study; or
during the Christmas and New Year holiday period; or
on completing your course of study; or
as a postgraduate student.
Do I Need A Medical Certificate
You must be of an acceptable standard of health. This is to ensure that you are:
not likely to be a danger to public health; and
not likely to be a burden on the health services; and
fit for the purposes of entry.
Do I Need A Police Certificate
If you are 17 years of age and over and intend to stay in New Zealand for a total of more than two years, you must provide a police certificate to show you are of good character. In order to prove you are of good character, you must supply the following:
a police certificate from your country of citizenship; and
police certificates from any country you have lived for five years or more since reaching the age of 17 years.
Your police certificate must not be more than six months old at the time your application is lodged.