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)
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/
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
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.
For a listing of New Zealand embassies worldwide – click here