VISAS & BIOSECURITY

We enjoy welcoming visitors to New Zealand. To ensure you have an experience to remember, make sure you’ve done your homework and have everything sorted before you leave.

Please note that this is guidance based on current criteria. We will update accordingly and all visitors to NZ should seek guidance dependent on their time of travel.

From 31 July 2022, people outside New Zealand can apply for visitor visas and Attending IALP congress, you can apply for a Visitor visa.

Immigration New Zealand is committed to processing applications for temporary visas within 20 working days, however we advise applying at least 3 months in advance.

Anyone travelling to New Zealand must meet health requirements when entering New Zealand. This includes completing a “New Zealand Travel Declaration”, and depending on the individual, being fully vaccinated.
For general Information and a step-by-step planning guide for travel to New Zealand– Click here

PASSPORTS, VISAS & NZ ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORITY(NZeTA)

Visa-waiver Country
A person from a visa-waiver country would be able to travel to New Zealand on an NZeTA and be granted a visitor visa on arrival.
Check if you are from a visa waiver country or territory- Click here
If you are from a country/territory on the list you can complete an NZeta.
An NZeTA is valid for two years.
To submit an NZeTA  please go to https://nzeta.immigration.govt.nz/

Visa-Required Country
A person from a visa-required country would need to apply for and be granted a Visitor Visa prior to travelling to New Zealand. To submit a visa application please go to www.immigration.govt.nz

BIOSECURITY

In order to protect New Zealand and its environment, certain items are not allowed to be brought into the country, have restrictions for entry, or must be declared if they are deemed to present a biosecurity risk. These include food, plants, animal products and outdoor recreational equipment. You may risk a fine if you fail to comply.

www.mpi.govt.nz/travel-and-recreation/arriving-in-new-zealand/items-to-declare

NZ EMBASSIES

For a listing of New Zealand embassies worldwide – click here

Passport holders of some countries and territories do not have to apply for a visa before they travel to NZ but must hold an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority).

All participants are responsible for arranging the appropriate VISA arrangements and costs, appropriate to their held passport and regional embassy.

The conference office will issue letters of confirmation of participation, following completion and payment for your IALP2022 attendance, as part of the online registration process.

The Conference office takes no responsibility for the application process or outcomes of an individuals application.