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V2.20 Funds or sponsorship requirements

See also Immigration Act 2009 s 48

Applicants for a visitor visa must have either:

  1. funds that will be genuinely available to the applicant for the duration of their visa to New Zealand of at least NZ$1000 per month for maintenance and accommodation, or NZ$400 per month if the accommodation has been prepaid; or
  2. sponsorship by a person, an organisation or a Government agency which meets generic sponsorship requirements set out at E6.5.

V2.20.1 Evidence of funds or sponsorship

  1. Evidence of sufficient funds includes, but is not limited to the following:
    1. cash
    2. travellers' cheques
    3. bank drafts
    4. recognised credit or debit cards with sufficient credit available
    5. (for group visas) certification from a reputable travel agency
    6. a bank statement showing funds in an account the applicant will have access to in New Zealand
    7. a letter of financial support from the applicant’s employer or home government, if the applicant is travelling on business
  2. Sponsored applicants or their sponsors must provide the relevant sponsor or supporting partners form.
  3. Evidence of funds or sponsorship is not required if the applicant is applying on the basis being the partner or dependent child of:
    1. a work visa holder whose income is sufficient (V2.20(a)) to provide maintenance and accommodation to the applicant; or
    2. a student visa holder where the student holds a scholarship that guarantees maintenance and accommodation to the family of the student.

V2.20.5 Sufficient funds for maternity related services

In addition to V2.20 pregnant applicants for a visitor visa who are due to give birth while in New Zealand must provide evidence that they:

  1. have funds of at least NZ$9,000 available to pay for maternity related services; or
  2. have sponsorship by a person, an organisation or a Government agency which meets generic sponsorship requirements set out at E6.5, to cover maternity related services; or
  3. are eligible for publicly-funded maternity related services.

Effective 31/01/2022

IN THIS SECTION

V2.1 Visitor visa requirements

V2.5 Length of permitted stay

V2.10 Single journey visas

V2.15 Multiple journey visas

V2.25 Onward travel requirements

V2.30 Waiver of funds and/or sponsorship requirements and/or tickets for visitor visa applications (to 25/08/2014)

V2.35 Short-term study in schools

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V2.20 Funds or sponsorship requirements (25/08/2014)

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