Conditions

These are the conditions that you must meet once you have your visa.

Entry permission

You must apply for entry permission when you arrive in New Zealand. You can do this by completing an arrival card, which you are given on the way to New Zealand.

Arriving in New Zealand

You can be refused entry permission if:

  • you don’t meet our character requirements
  • you refuse to let us take your photo or to provide us with your fingerprints or an iris scan, if asked for them
  • you’re unable to provide evidence you have made onward travel arrangements
  • you’re unable to provide evidence you have enough money to live on while you’re in New Zealand.

Travelling to and arriving in New Zealand

Onward travel

You must not stay in New Zealand for more than 3 months.

If you need to stay in New Zealand for more than 3 months, you must apply for a Business Visitor Visa.

Unless your visa label or letter states “Return/onward travel not required” you must have a ticket to leave New Zealand whenever you travel here.

Funds

You must have enough money to live on while in New Zealand.

You may be asked for evidence you have enough funds to support yourself when you check in or arrive in New Zealand.

Work

You can only carry out the trade and investment activities that are the reason you have an APEC Business Travel Card.

Study

You can study for up to 3 months in any 12-month period.