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| Updated on Nov 2, 2018

How to apply for a New Zealand visa from Dubai

Typically, the citizens of the United Arab Emirates are not required to apply for a New Zealand visa when they go there on vacation. That is because the UAE is a visa waiver country as long as its citizens visit New Zealand for 3 months or less. However, if you want to stay there longer than 3 months, you need a visa. One option would be for you to go to the embassy of New Zealand in Dubai, but the easiest way for you to obtain your visa is to apply online with iVisa.

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What are the requirements?

When you apply online, you may not have to meet as many requirements as for when you apply at an embassy. But that does not mean you do not have to meet any at all when you choose the online application process. Nevertheless, iVisa does not have many demands. Here is what you need:

  • Passport – citizens of Malaysia who apply online need to have a valid passport. However, you need to make sure that the document is valid for at least another 3 months from your date of departure from New Zealand.

  • Digital photo – the picture needs to be as recent as possible and meet all the other guidelines for a passport photo.

  • Means of payment – iVisa requires that you make the payment during the application process. You can do that using a credit or a debit card, but you can also pay using PayPal, Alipay, or WeChat.

  • E-mail address – iVisa will send you the visa via e-mail in PDF format. Do not forget to print a few copies so that you have a spare or two.

  • Means of sustenance – once you arrive in New Zealand, you need to prove that you can support yourself during your trip. A bank account statement should be more than enough.

  • Return flight ticket – when you arrive at the airport, you may be asked to show a return flight ticket to your country of origin (or another destination if you are in transit.) If you do not have one, you need to prove that you have the financial means to purchase one.

While you cannot prove that you are of good character per se (you cannot prove that you did not go to prison, for example), you must disclose your criminal history if you have one.

The application process

If you have everything that is required of you, you are free to fill in an application. You do not have to be concerned about that either. iVisa created a simple and short application form that you should be done within 20 minutes or so. Plus, if you need assistance or you have any questions, you can call iVisa’s support service 24/7.

There are three steps you need to complete. The first one asks you to fill in your personal information and select a processing time. The latter affects the cost of your New Zealand visa, so be careful which one you go for.

The second step is all about payment and revision. You may think that you can just go over your application form, but you need to be very careful. Any small error can lead to you repeating the process because mistakes can invalidate your visa.

Step number three requires you to upload some documents. iVisa will tell you precisely which ones you need to upload. Once you are through, you can submit your application, and the visa will arrive in the timeframe you selected during step one.

As you can see, getting a New Zealand visa from Dubai does not present any challenges whatsoever. In fact, it does not matter where you are. You can apply from anywhere with iVisa. The document you receive is valid for 18 months, and you can stay in New Zealand for up to 9 months.

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