Information about Escort of Medical Patients Visitor Visa

This visa is for people escorting patients who are coming to New Zealand for medical treatment or consultation. To apply, you must be a medical professional, a family member or friend of the patient, and needed because of the patient's condition. While you’re here, you’ll need enough money to support yourself and everyone included in your application.


Up to 6 months, or as long as the patient can stay in New Zealand for medical treatment

All conditions

With this visa you can

  • Escort a patient, family member or friend who is coming to New Zealand for medical treatment or consultation.
  • Include a partner, and dependent children aged 19 and under, in your visa application.

Things to note

  • If there’s an emergency situation, contact us - we may be able to make special arrangements.
  • You can’t work in New Zealand on a Visitor Visa.

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Visitor visa