Arts festival and entertainment promoters

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) works in partnership with festival organisers and entertainment promoters. Becoming approved with INZ will help to facilitate visa applications for performers and accompanying crew.

Approved arts and music festivals

We work with arts and music festival organisers to simplify the visa application process. Performers and direct support staff participating in an ‘approved’ arts or music festival can come to New Zealand as visitors.

Criteria for being granted arts and music festival approval status

Checklist for arts and music festival approval status PDF 161KB

Approved promoters

We also work with entertainment promoters to simplify the visa application process. Performers and direct support staff of short-term live entertainment acts promoted by an ‘approved promoter’ can enter New Zealand as visitors.

Crieria for being added to the approved music promoter list

Checklist for approved music promoter list PDF 160KB