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)Link
- work temporarily (external link)Link to
- have a working holiday (external link)Link
- reside permanently (external link)
- study (external link)
The Immigration New Zealand (external link)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)
Please be advised that the New Zealand High Commission in Kuala Lumpur does not process visa applications or deal with immigration matters. For all New Zealand visa enquiries and applications, please contact the New Zealand Visa Application Centre (in Singapore or Bangkok). Details can be found on the VFS Global (external link) website. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +65 66929872 (between 8am – 3pm, Mon – Fri) for further assistance.
Visa-Free Access for Malaysian Passport Holders
Holders of Malaysian Passports can gain visa-free access to New Zealand for short-term visits up to three months.
However, you must also
- Hold a valid return or outward ticket to a country where you have the right of entry
- Be able to show you have sufficient money to support yourself during your stay (NZ$1000 per month); this can be in form of cash, traveller's cheques or VisaCard/MasterCard useable in conjunction with your bank account;
- Hold a passport valid for three months beyond the date you are leaving New Zealand; and
- Only visit for the time granted on arrival.
If you intend to stay in New Zealand longer than three months you will need to apply for a Visitor’s Visa. Please check details of further requirements at the Immigration New Zealand (external link) website. You can also download forms for the Visitor's Visa from this site.
Change to receiving office for visas in Singapore.
From 25 March 2013 the Immigration New Zealand offices in Singapore will no longer receive visa applications.
All applications that were previously received by this office should be sent by mail or courier to the New Zealand Visa Application Centre (VAC) in in Singapore from 25 March.
Applications can be submitted to the relevant VAC by mail or in person.
New Zealand Visa Application Centre – Singapore (from 25 March 2013)
20 Cecil Street
Website: www.vfsglobal.com/newzealand/singapore (external link)
Office hours: Monday to Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm
(Application submission: 8am to 2pm. Document retrieval: 2pm to 4pm)
Call centre hours: Monday to Friday 8.00am – 3.00pm
The VAC will charge a visa service fee for each application.
Service fee – Singapore: SGD$40 (NZ$38)
The service fee should be submitted along with the relevant visa application fee.
How can fees be paid?
All fees are to be paid in Singapore dollars.
Methods of Payment:
Cash, credit card or bank cheque if submitting application to the VAC in person.
Credit card or bank cheque if posting the application to the VAC.