Paying for maternity care

If you are pregnant and apply for a temporary visa to visit, study or work in NZ you must tell us how you will pay for your maternity care while you are here.

Covering the cost of your maternity care

Depending on the visa you are applying for and your nationality:

Maternity care includes looking after you:

Who can get publicly funded maternity care

Some women can get maternity care no matter what visa they have for New Zealand. You are eligible if you:

Publicly funded health services — pregnancy services | Ministry of Health

Getting public health care in New Zealand

If you have a Limited Visa, you cannot get publicly funded maternity care.

Paying for your maternity care

If you are not eligible for public health care and have a temporary visa to visit, study or work in New Zealand, you need to show us you have a minimum of NZD $9000 to pay for your maternity care. You can:

Evidence that you can pay for your care

With your visa application, you must include evidence that you have:

Documents you can use as evidence of how you will pay include:

If you have a sponsor or guarantor

Your sponsor or guarantor must be able to show that they are an acceptable sponsor and can pay a minimum of NZD $9000 for your care.

Who can sponsor a visa applicant

Your sponsor or guarantor must complete a form to send in with your visa and provide evidence of how they will meet the cost of your maternity care.

Sponsorship form for temporary entry (INZ 1025)

Financial undertaking for a student (INZ 1014)