Information about Sports Events Visitor Visa

You can visit New Zealand for a sports event or tour, if you’re a sports person. You can also visit as support staff, as a match or tournament official, or as a media or broadcasting worker, if you meet certain requirements. During your stay, you’ll need enough money to support yourself and everyone included in your application.


Up to 3 months

All conditions

With this visa you can

  • Visit New Zealand for a sports event or tour.

Things to note

  • You can only work at the sports event you are coming to New Zealand for.
  • If you need to be in New Zealand for more than 3 months for your sports event, you’ll need to apply for a work visa.
  • If you are from a visa waiver country and you meet all the criteria for this visa, you do not need a visa before you travel to New Zealand but you must hold an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority).

Visa waiver countries and territories
Information about NZeTA

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Visitor visa