About eVisas

An eVisa is a visa that is issued and recorded electronically. You do not need a visa label (sticker) in your passport.

Travelling on an eVisa

You can use your eVisa to travel to, enter, and stay in New Zealand for the time allowed by your visa. If you are currently outside New Zealand, you may only arrive in New Zealand on or after your visa start date.

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You need to print your eVisa letter and bring it with you when you travel to New Zealand.

You can also request an eVisa when transferring your original visa to your new passport. This means you will not have a physical visa label in your passport.

Your journey to New Zealand

Checking your visa status

You can use Immigration Online to view your eVisa.

If you applied for your visa through Immigration Online, log in to your account to see if has been approved. You will also see all of your visa conditions.

Immigration Online

Visa Verification Service

You can use the Visa Verification Service to check your visa details. You can also give organisations such as banks and health care providers the ability to view these details.

Visa Verification Service

VisaView

VisaView is an online system for employers and education providers. Registered users can use it to check if a person is allowed to work or study in New Zealand.

VisaView

If your eVisa does not match your passport

Check your eVisa details and contact us immediately if they are incorrect. If your eVisa details do not match your passport, you may be delayed when travelling to New Zealand. For example, if your name or your passport number is wrong. 

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An eVisa will only record your first and last name, not middle names. If your first and last names in your passport match your eVisa, your visa is still valid.

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If you get a new passport after your eVisa is issued

Your visa is linked to your passport. If you get a new passport because your old one has expired, was lost or stolen, or your name has changed, you must tell us so we can update your record and send you a new eVisa letter. If you do not do this, you will be delayed when travelling to New Zealand.

Transferring your visa to a new passport

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Entering, exiting, and transiting other countries

Some countries have specific entry, exit, and transit visa requirements. It is your responsibility to check departure or transit requirements if you are transiting or exiting through another country. You can do this with relevant government authorities, your airline, or a travel agent.

If you need to show proof of your New Zealand visa while travelling overseas, you can:

  • show a copy of your eVisa letter
  • log into your Immigration Online account or the Visa Verification Service to show a copy of your visa details (including on a mobile device), or
  • inform the government official of your visa details so they can log into the Visa Verification Service.

Request a physical visa label

You do not need a visa label in your passport to travel to, enter, or stay in New Zealand. If you have an eVisa and would like a physical label (sticker) in your passport, you can request this from us. You will need to complete an application form and pay a fee.

Request a visa  label for your passport

eVisa examples

Here are some examples of printed eVisas for visitor and residency visas. 

An example of a Visitor Visa eVisa

eVisa example for a visitor, work or student visa

This is an example only and actual details will differ between applicants.

eVisa example for a resident visa

This is an example only and actual details will differ between applicants.

An example of a Permanent Resident Visa eVisa

eVisa  example for a permanent resident visa

This is an example only and actual details will differ between applicants.