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Temporary entry of UK Business Persons under the New Zealand-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (NZ-UK FTA)

The NZ-UK FTA came into effect on 31 May 2023.

20 June 2023
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As part of this agreement, New Zealand has committed to facilitating the temporary entry to New Zealand of certain categories of business persons from the UK to ensure New Zealand meets its commitments under the FTA. This includes:

  • business visitors
  • intra-corporate transferees - Executives and Managers
  • contractual services suppliers, and
  • independent professionals.

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Guidance for businesspersons applying under these categories is available on our website.

Business visitors

Business visitors who are UK citizens travelling to New Zealand as a business visitor, for example, to attend meetings, conferences or for training seminars or commercial transactions can travel to New Zealand without applying for a visa and be granted a visitor visa on entry as the UK is a visa waiver country. They should request an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) at least 72 hours before they travel.

Visa waiver countries and territories

Information about NZeTA

Intra-corporate transferees - Executives and Managers, contractual services suppliers, and independent professionals

These people can apply for a Specific Purpose Work Visa.

How we define a specific purpose or event

More information:

Visa Pak Issue 547 — Temporary Entry Of UK Business Persons Under The New Zealand - United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (NZ-UK FTA) PDF 263KB