About this visa Crew joining a Ship or Plane Visitor Visa

Crew members can come to New Zealand to join a vessel or aircraft leaving for another country. You must provide fully documented evidence of your engagement as a crew member in New Zealand. During your stay, you’ll need enough money to support yourself and everyone included in your application.

Overview

Up to 28 days


All Visa Conditions

With this visa you can

  • Come to New Zealand to join a vessel or aircraft leaving for another country.
  • Bring your partner, and dependent children 19 and under with you – you’ll need to include them in your visa application.

Things to note

  • You don’t need to apply for a Visitor Visa if you’re working as a crew member on a commercial flight travelling to New Zealand, and you’ll be in New Zealand for less than 7 days.
  • You don’t need to apply for a Visitor Visa if you're travelling to New Zealand as a crew member on a cruise or cargo ship, and you’ll be in New Zealand for less than 28 days.
  • If you won't be a working crew member when you travel to New Zealand, you must apply for a Visitor Visa before you travel - unless you’re from a visa waiver country.

Visa waiver countries  

Please check that you meet the detailed criteria before you apply for a visa or travel to New Zealand

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