V2.25 Onward travel requirements
See also Immigration (Visa, Entry, Permission, and Related Matters) Regulations 2010, reg 10, 11
Applicants for a visitor visa are required to have the means to leave New Zealand.
V2.25.1 Evidence of means to leave New Zealand
- Evidence of onward travel arrangements includes but is not limited to:
- actual travel tickets (confirmed or open-dated) out of New Zealand to a country which the person has right of entry to;
- (only for applicants on arrival in New Zealand) a visitor visa endorsed to show that the onward travel requirement has been met or waived;
- written confirmation from an airline or travel agency that onward travel has been booked and paid for;
- a letter guaranteeing that onward travel will be arranged from the applicant’s employer or home government, if they are travelling on business;
- travel arrangements to be confirmed subject to payment, provided the applicant has sufficient funds to confirm the arrangements.
- Sponsored applicants must provide a Sponsorship Form for Temporary Entry (INZ 1025) completed by their sponsor.
- Evidence of onward travel is not required if the applicant is applying on the basis being the partner or dependent child of:
- a work visa holder whose income is sufficient to purchase outward travel to a country which the person has right of entry to; or
- a student visa holder where the student holds a scholarship that guarantees onward travel for the family of the student.