Immigration New Zealand (external link) (INZ) is the government agency responsible for establishing New Zealand immigration policies. Visa applications cannot be lodged with the New Zealand Embassy.
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)
Applications can be made online at www.immigration.govt.nz (external link).
Visitors from visa waiver countries (external link), including Mexico, can continue to travel to New Zealand visa free under certain conditions:
- return or onward air ticket for a date within the three-month period
- evidence of sufficient funds for the visit
- a passport valid for at least three months beyond the planned departure date from New Zealand.
- valid NZeTA
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.
Visit immigration.govt.nz/nzeta (external link) to find out if you need one.
All visa enquiries should be sent to the Immigration Contact Centre from 6:00am Monday to midnight on Saturday (NZT).
Contact details are:
Phone: +64 9 914 4100
For additional information on New Zealand visas, please visit the Immigration New Zealand (external link) website.