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V3.105 APEC Business Travel Cardholders

  1. Business visitors from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies who hold an APEC Travel Card with New Zealand clearance and who are not considered to be undertaking employment (see W2.2.1) may enter New Zealand as visitors. People in this category include sales representatives from overseas companies, buyers and people attending business consultations or negotiations.
  2. Details of APEC cardholders who have received clearance from their home economy will be sent to Immigration New Zealand for pre-clearance approval. APEC cardholders who receive pre-clearance approval will be granted a visitor visa on arrival allowing a stay of three months.
  3. APEC cardholders from all APEC economies (except Australia) who intend a stay of more than three months must apply for a work visa under normal work instructions.

- Business visitors who hold an interim APEC Travel Card without New Zealand clearance are required to meet normal visa requirements before they travel to New Zealand.
- APEC Business Travel Cardholders instructions reflect New Zealand's international trade commitments (see E9).

Effective 21/11/2016


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)

V3.80 Visitors arriving by yacht or private aircraft

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

V3.110 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


V3.105 APEC Business Travel Cardholders (29/11/2010)

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