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Visa waiver for Mauritius and Seychelles nationals Monday, 3 October 2016

From the 21 November this year nationals of Mauritius and the Seychelles will no longer need a visitor visa to travel to New Zealand for up to three months at a time.

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) General Manager, Peter Elms says, “This visa waiver will make it easier for Mauritius and Seychelles nationals to visit New Zealand.

This agreement recognises the growing relationship New Zealand has with the two countries and will create tourism and business opportunities.”

With this visa people can holiday and sightsee, visit family and friends and enjoy New Zealand as a visitor without the need to apply for a visa.

Health and character requirements still apply to all non-New Zealand visitors and people from visa waiver countries are still required to provide travel tickets or evidence of onwards travel arrangements and evidence of funds to support themselves while in New Zealand.

For more information

Visa Waiver Visitor Visa

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