Visitor visa and NZeTA wait times

Find out how long it takes us to process visitor visas and NZeTAs.

Wait times

Find out how long it takes us to process visitor visas and NZeTAs. The wait times on this page are based on applications decided in January 2024.

Note

80% of visas are processed within these times. Your visa application may take longer than what is shown here. 

Visa type Wait time
New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) 72 hours
Visitor Visa 4 weeks
Partner of a New Zealander Visitor Visa 3 months
Business Visitor Visa 2 weeks

Find other visa wait times

To find the wait time for a visa that is not listed on this page you can use our fees, decision times and where to apply tool.

Fees, decision times and where to apply

Check your application status

To find out information on your visa application you can log in to your Immigration Online account and check your visa status.

Checking your visa application status

Some applications can take longer to process

Some visa applications may take longer to process than others. If your application is taking longer than what is shown on this page you can find out what factors may affect visa wait times.

Why some visa applications take longer to process than others