Immigration New Zealand(external link) (INZ) is the government agency responsible for establishing New Zealand immigration policies.
New travel rules for New Zealand
The New Zealand Government has introduced a new travel requirement for some visitors (including visa waiver countries such as Italy, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece and San Marino) and transit passengers.
It’s called the NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) and travellers need to request theirs via the official mobile app or website. Approval can take up to 72 hours, so get yours before you go.
The NZeTA is required for travel from 1 October 2019.
Visit Immigration.govt.nz/nzeta (external link)to find out if you need one. More information about the NZeTA can also be found here.
Applying for a visa
You'll need need a visa for NZ if you wish to:
- visit as a tourist(external link)
- work temporarily(external link)
- have a working holiday(external link)
- reside permanently(external link)
- study(external link)
The Immigration New Zealand website provides comprehensive information in English about visa requirements when coming to New Zealand including information on:
- Forms and guides (external link)
- Fees(external link)
- Doctors for immigration medicals(external link)
- Where to lodge your application(external link)
A reminder to all New Zealanders travelling to Europe’s Schengen area that visa-free access for New Zealand passport holders intending to stay for more than 3 months in the Schengen area can be complicated.
How to apply
Visa applications should be made using Immigration New Zealand’s online application service or sent physically to the New Zealand Visa Application Centre(external link) in London (external link).