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:
- 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)
New travel requirements for visitors to NZ
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 the NZETA page on the Immigration New Zealand (external link) to find out if you need one, and for more nformaton about the NZeTA.
New process from 1 October 2019 / Nouvelles procédures depuis le 1 Octobre 2019 - NZeTA
IMPORTANT: Since October 1st 2019, visitors coming from visa waiver countries like France and therefore New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Wallis and Futuna have to obtain an NZeTA to allow their entrance in New Zealand.
To require your NZeTA, please use the following link: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/about-visa/nzeta (external link) and click on REQUEST AN NZETA at the bottom of the screen.
If you wish to enquire about your request status, please use the following link: https://nzeta.immigration.govt.nz/check-status (external link)
If you want to check if you need a visitor visa or an NZeTA, please use the following link:https://www.govt.nz/browse/immigration-and-visas/visitor-visas-and-the-nzeta/check-if-you-need-a-visitor-visa-or-an-nzeta/ (external link)
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