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FIFA Women's World Cup - spectators encouraged to apply for a Visitor Visa early

INZ encourages spectators travelling to New Zealand in July and August 2023 for the FIFA Women's World Cup to apply for a Visitor Visa early.

10 March 2023
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Are you a football supporter thinking about coming to New Zealand to watch the FIFA Women’s World Cup in July?

It is important spectators wanting to travel to New Zealand for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in July 2023 apply for a visitor visa early, if you need one.

We encourage you to apply early to ensure your Visitor Visa is processed before travelling here.

Travelling in and out of new zealand

If you intend to travel in and out of New Zealand, to watch games in Australia for example, you must indicate you want a multiple entry visa when you apply for your New Zealand visitor visa. This is important as it will be included in the information on your visa.

Apply for a visitor visa

The fastest and easiest way to apply for a visitor visa is online. You can find out more about visitor visas and how to apply here on our website.

Visitor Visa

Check if you need a visitor visa

Some visitors and transit passengers can travel to New Zealand without a visa if they get an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) before they travel. This includes people travelling on a passport from a visa waiver country, cruise ship passengers or permanent residents of Australia. To avoid delays, we encourage you to request an NZeTA well in advance of your travel.

Information about the NZeTA

Visa waiver countries

If you intend to travel to Australia you may need an Australian visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). Information on Australian visas is available on the Australian Department of Home Affairs website.

Australian Department of Home Affairs website

Transit visa requirements

Tournament spectators transiting through New Zealand on their way to or from another country may need a transit visa for New Zealand.

Transit Visa

Spectators should also check the transit visa requirements for any countries they are transiting through while travelling to or from New Zealand.