I have a 3-month visitor visa. Can I enter New Zealand without a return air ticket?

Your visa conditions explain if you need a return ticket or not. If you should have a return ticket and do not, find out what can happen.

Check your visa conditions

You must have a return ticket unless your visa says you do not need one. If you need a return ticket, we may refuse you entry or make you buy one when you arrive.

You do not need a return ticket if you:

  • are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or
  • already have a visa label or letter that says 'Return/onward travel not required' or 'The holder of this visa is sponsored'.