Visa waiver countries
A country whose citizens don’t have to apply for a visa before coming to New Zealand for a short visit.
Citizens of visa waiver countries don’t have to apply for a visa before travelling to New Zealand if:
- they are visiting for 3 months or less
- they are visiting for 6 months or less and are a British citizen.
A visa must be applied for if the travel is for medical consultation or treatment.
|The following countries are visa waiver countries:
Estonia (citizens only)
Hong Kong (residents with HKSAR or British National (Overseas) passports only)
Latvia (citizens only)
Lithuania (citizens only)
Macau (Macau Special Administrative Region passports only)
Portugal (with the right to live permanently in Portugal)
Taiwan (permanent residents only)
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom (must have the right to reside permanently in the United Kingdom)
United States of America (includes USA nationals)