- This is not current policy -
V3.105 APEC Business Travel Cardholders (24/04/2006)
- Business visitors from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies who hold an APEC Travel Card and who are not considered to be undertaking employment (see W2.1.1) may enter New Zealand as visitors. People in this category include sales representatives from overseas companies, buyers and people attending business consultations or negotiations.
- Details of APEC cardholders who have received clearance from their home economy will be sent to the Immigration Officer, APEC Business Travel Card Operations, New Zealand Immigration Service, Christchurch Branch, for pre-clearance approval. APEC cardholders who receive pre-clearance approval will be granted a three-month visitor’s permit on arrival.
- APEC cardholders from all APEC economies (except Australia) who intend a stay of more than three months must apply for a work visa under normal policy.
Note: APEC Business Travel Cardholders policy reflects New Zealand’s international trade commitments (see E9).