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V3.80 Visitors arriving by yacht or private aircraft

See also Immigration Act 2009 s 103

  1. In addition to meeting the instructions and mandatory requirements for a visitor to New Zealand, all persons who arrive on a private craft must provide:
    1. evidence of funds of $400 per month, if living on board a yacht; and
    2. an outward ticket (or evidence of sufficient funds to buy an outward ticket) if departing by commercial transport.
  2. All persons who arrive on a private craft and are not departing by commercial transport must provide:
    1. (in the case of owners and their dependants), evidence of ownership of the craft and adequate insurance against major damage; or
    2. (for crew and passengers), a letter from the craft's owner or captain confirming that they will be departing on that craft.
  3. A visitor visa to stay in New Zealand beyond the maximum permitted period may be granted if:
    1. a yacht or aircraft needs to undergo refitting or major repairs; or
    2. yacht crews wish to wait out the South Pacific hurricane season (October to April).

Effective 29/11/2010


V3.1 Group visas

V3.5 Business visitors

V3.10 Partners and dependent children of student or work visa holders

V3.15 Partners of New Zealand citizens or residence class visa holders

V3.20 Dependent children of New Zealand citizens or residence class visa holders

V3.25 Children entering New Zealand for adoption

V3.30 Children adopted overseas before their New Zealand citizenship is confirmed

V3.35 Culturally arranged marriage

V3.40 Entry to New Zealand for the purpose of medical treatment or consultation

V3.45 Applicants wanting to obtain occupational registration in New Zealand

V3.50 Persons associated with a Contracting Party to the Antarctic Treaty and other Antarctic travellers

V3.55 Visiting Media Programme (VMP)

V3.60 Pitcairn Islanders

V3.65 Conference delegates

V3.70 Crew members joining vessels or aircraft

V3.75 Department of Conservation volunteers (to 25/08/2014)

V3.81 Owners and crew of super yachts

V3.85 Sports people, support staff, match and tournament officials and media and broadcasting personnel associated with sports events, tours or tournaments

V3.90 Visitor visas for refugee or protection status claimants

V3.95 German law students and graduates

V3.100 Guardians accompanying students to New Zealand

V3.105 APEC Business Travel Cardholders

V3.110 Parent and grandparent multiple entry visitor visa instructions

V3.115 Work visa holders dismissed during a trial period

V3.120 Temporary Retirement Category

V3.125 Partners and dependent children of military visa holders

V3.130 Visiting academics

V3.135 Visitor visas for child victims of people trafficking

V3.140 Approved arts or music festival

V3.145 Short-term live entertainment acts

V3.150 International Tour Escorts

V3.155 Persons departing New Zealand during COVID-19

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