People from visa free countries do not need a visa to enter New Zealand.
The Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA) in New Zealand has a register of licensed immigration advisers, see www.iaa.govt.nz. Immigration New Zealand accepts applications from clients or through their authorised representatives (such as licensed immigration advisers).
You can lodge your application in person between 8.30am to 12.00 noon from Sunday to Thursday or your application can be submitted by courier. If you are submitting your application by courier, please ensure you provide a return courier envelope so your passport can be returned to you.
You can take a look at our checklists to find out what documents you need to provide.
You do not need to submit an original travel ticket with the visa application.
We do ask for copies of travel booking but recommend clients do not purchase a ticket before the visa is approved.
One visitor visa application can include a husband and wife and their dependent children 19 years of age and under.
No. You can send your application by courier or arrange for someone else to bring your application to our office.
Yes. You will either need to collect your documents from our office or arrange for a return courier. We recommend you do not use postal services. If a friend is collecting your passport from our office, you will need to give us written permission to give them the passport.
See our visa application processing times.
Your application will be treated as urgent only in extreme circumstances such as a serious family illness, to attend a funeral in New Zealand, or to seek urgent medical treatment.
No. Applications will only be processed urgently in emergencies and no extra fee is charged.
You should travel to New Zealand within the period that your visa is valid. If you are unable to do so, you must lodge a new application along with the processing fee and all relevant information to obtain a new visa.
You will need approximately NZ$1000 per person per month.
If your visa label states 'Outward Passage Waived' or 'Funds Waived', you will not be required to show evidence of return journey or evidence of funds at the airport. However, if these are not waived you will be required to carry a return ticket and sufficient funds to meet the expenses of your visit to New Zealand.
No, the entire family does not need to travel at the same time. However, everyone needs to enter New Zealand before their visa expires.
If your passport has a valid New Zealand visa (including a returning resident's visa) and has expired, you must apply for your visa to be transferred from your old passport to your new passport. You cannot travel to New Zealand on a visa in an expired passport.
Please submit your old and new passport along with the current processing fee which can be found in our Office and Fees finder.