Meeting the criteria

The criteria and evidence below will provide you with the information you need to meet the requirements.

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Group travel

A group leader must take charge of the group visa and travel arrangements

The group leader must complete a Group Visa Application, which must include:

  • the names of each group member
  • identifying details for the group, like dates of birth and passport numbers
  • a signed declaration confirming that the members of the group intend to travel to New Zealand for the same purpose, on the same day, and for the same length of time.

Group Visa Application (INZ 1021) PDF 241KB

When the group arrives in New Zealand, the group leader will need to:

  • present the group visa and each group member’s passport or certificates of identity
  • make sure the group stays together to complete all the necessary arrival formalities
  • make sure the group leaves together at the end of their stay.

Individual visitor visas

Each group member must complete an individual visitor visa application

Each group member must complete an appropriate Visitor Visa Application and show they meet the visa criteria.

The group leader must submit the individual visitor visa applications with the Group Visa Application.

Visitor Visa Application (INZ 1017) PDF 397KB
China Tourist Visitor Visa Application (INZ 1188) PDF 455KB
Tourist/Business Visitor Visa Application (INZ 1189) PDF 342KB

For more information about Visitor Visa criteria, see:

Visitor visa


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