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 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

If you want to travel in and out of New Zealand, you must have valid multiple entry travel conditions to return to New Zealand.

Varying the conditions of a work visa

If you don’t have multiple entry travel conditions and you leave New Zealand, your visa will expire.

Check your visa label for your travel conditions.

Funds or sponsorship

You must have enough money to live on while you’re in New Zealand or a sponsor.

We may ask for evidence when you arrive in New Zealand.

If you don’t need to provide evidence, we’ll record it on your visa label.

Work (Religious trainees)

You can only work for the organisation providing your religious training.

Work (Apprentice jockeys)

You can only work for the New Zealand trainer in the job that was the basis of your visa application.

If you want to change trainers, you’ll need to apply for a variation of conditions.

Application for Variation of Conditions or a Variation of Travel Conditions (INZ 1020)

Work (Practical work experience, dental and medical trainees)

You can only work for the education provider or employer doing the practical work experience or training that was the basis of your visa application.

Study

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

If you want to study for longer than this you’ll need to apply for a student visa.

Visa expiry

You must leave New Zealand before your visa expires.

If you’re a religious trainee, you may be able to apply for another Student and Trainee Work Visa.

Other trainees and students may be able to apply for a Work Visa.