Information about Visitor Visa

You can come to New Zealand as a visitor. During your stay, you will need enough money to support yourself and everyone included in your application. While you are here, you can enjoy New Zealand’s scenery, adventure, culture, and friendly people.


Up to 9 months

All conditions

With this visa you can

  • Visit friends and family, explore New Zealand or enjoy amateur sports, or adventure activity.
  • Study for up to 3 months.
  • Include your partner, and dependent children aged 19 and under, in your visa application.

Things to note

  • Check if you need to apply for a Visitor Visa – people from visa waiver countries can travel to New Zealand without a visa but you must hold an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority). 
  • Members of some premium loyalty programmes such as frequent flyer programmes or flight clubs, can benefit from streamlined visitor visa processing.
    If you are a premium loyalty programme member

Information about NZeTA

Visa waiver countries and territories

Visa Waiver for Visitor Visa

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