Polish visitors to New Zealand do not need a visa for tourist travel, but from 1 October 2019 will need a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority before arriving in the country.
Immigration New Zealand (external link) (INZ) is the government agency responsible for establishing New Zealand immigration policies.
In general, you will need a visa 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 (external link) website provides comprehensive information in English about visa requirements when coming to New Zealand including information on:
- Commonly asked questions (external link)
- Forms and guides (external link)
- Fees (external link)
- Doctors for immigration medicals (external link)
- Where to lodge your application (external link)
- Visa-free countries (external link)
Visa applications can no longer be lodged with the New Zealand Embassy in Warsaw, and instead must be sent to the New Zealand Visa Application Centre (VAC) in London.
The VAC charges a visa facilitation fee of GBP24.00 per application. This fee should be submitted with each application in addition to the relevant visa application fee. For payment methods, please refer to the VAC website (external link).
Information regarding courier options for the return of passports and original documentation is also on this website.
All applications must be lodged by mail or in person to:
New Zealand Visa Application Centre London
TT Visa Services Ltd
14-16 Caxton Street
London SW1H 0QY
Phone: +44 203 582 7499
Office hours: Monday to Friday: 09.00am to 16.00pm
Call centre hours: Monday to Friday: 09.00am to 16.00pm
Lodging your application
Please refer to the Visa Application Centre Website (external link) for information on how to lodge your visa application.
New travel rules for New Zealand
The New Zealand Government has introduced a new travel requirement for some visitors 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.
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Applications are only required from people who need a visa (e.g. student, work, transit, resident etc) to travel to New Zealand. Visitors from visa waiver countries (external link), including Poland, can continue to travel to New Zealand visa free under certain conditions.
For additional information on New Zealand visas, please visit the Immigration New Zealand (external link) website.