Conditions

These are the conditions that you must meet.

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 do not meet our character requirements
  • your circumstances have changed since you were granted a visa
  • you refuse to let us take your photo or to provide us with your fingerprints or an iris scan, if asked for them
  • you are unable to provide evidence of any onward travel or funds required by the conditions of your visa.

If you are refused entry to New Zealand

Before you travel to New Zealand

Travel

After you arrive, you can travel in and out of New Zealand as many times as you like before your visa expires.

Funds

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

Work

You can work in any employment you like, as long as:

  • the work you do is legal
  • you don’t provide commercial sexual services
  • you don’t invest or operate in a business that provides commercial sexual services
  • you have any occupational registration that’s needed to do that work in New Zealand.

Occupational registration

Study

You can study for up to 3 months.

Visa expiry

You must leave New Zealand before your visa expires.

Visa expiry dates are printed on a visa label or included in a visa letter.