Tourism partners

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) partners with a number of organisations to offer their premium members a streamlined visa application process. These special arrangements only apply to members who can demonstrate they meet certain qualifying criteria.

By partnering with selected tourism industry organisations, INZ provides high-value visitors a further incentive to choose New Zealand as a travel destination. Applicants still need to meet INZ’s basic requirements, including being of good character and an acceptable standard of health.

Partner Visa applicant must be a citizen of Eligibility requirements
Bank of China China Prestigious Wealth Management or Private Banking card holder
Air China China Air China Phoenix Miles Gold or Platinum
China Eastern Airlines China Eastern Miles Gold or Silver member
China Southern Airlines China China Southern Airlines Gold or Silver member
China UnionPay China UnionPay Diamond or Platinum status credit cardholder
Philippine Airlines The Philippines Mabuhay Miles membership with Elite, Premier Elite, or Million Miler status
Singapore Airlines China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam Singapore Airlines PPS Club, KrisFlyer Elite Gold or Elite Silver member
Thai Airways Thailand  Thai Airways Silver*, Gold or Platinum status member
Air New Zealand China Air New Zealand Gold Elite, Gold or Silver Airpoints member

* Silver cardholders must have held Silver status for a minimum of 12 months to be eligible.