NEW ZEALAND VISA FOR THE CITIZENS OF CHINA

NEW ZEALAND VISA FOR THE CITIZENS OF CHINA
iVisa | Updated on Feb 04, 2020

IMPORTANT NOTE: WE DO NOT OFFER THIS E-VISA AT THE MOMENT, BUT STAY TUNED BECAUSE WE WILL OFFER IT VERY SOON!

China is not one of the 60 visa waiver countries, this means that all Chinese people who want to go to New Zealand must apply for a CONSULAR visa. However, that should not be something that scares. Lucky for you, iVisa can help you get your visa.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I'm a Chinese citizen, do I need a visa to visit New Zealand?

Yes. Chinese citizens need a Consular Tourist Visa, at least for now. Chinese citizens can stay up to 9 months in New Zealand with a visitor visa. The fastest and easiest way to apply for a visitor visa is online. If you hold a passport from the UK, or another country under the visa-waiver agreement, you do not need a visa to holiday in New Zealand.

For the moment, iVisa does not provide this type of e-Visa. But you can always check your eligibility for an eVisa here. Just write your nationality and the country of destination and information will unfold in seconds.

How long can I stay in New Zealand?

If you're from China, you can stay in New Zealand for

What are the requirements?

Applying for a New Zealand visa for the citizens of China does not come with many requirements. In fact, the online application process requires basic things. iVisa asks only for some information and a couple of documents. Here is what you need for the entire process, as well as for when you land in New Zealand:

  • Passport – Chinese citizens who want to apply online need to have a valid passport. However, you need to make sure that the document keeps its validity 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.

Note: if you have a criminal record, you should disclose that information from the very beginning. That aspect comes with its own requirements, and special procedures may apply.

What are the processing times and prices for Chinese citizens?

iVisa offers different processing time for chinese's needs. They are as follows:

  • Standard processing – you can receive your New Zealand ETA within 24 hours, and you are charged USD 57.00
  • Rush processing – your application is ready within 4 hours, but the total price is a bit higher. You must pay USD 77.00
  • Super Rush processing – with this option you must wait just 30 minutes for your application to be processed. As you can imagine, this is the most expensive choice. You are charged USD 97.00.

These prices listed above are for Chinese citizens. At the same time, don't forget that the service fees charged by iVisa are already included. You will be happy to learn that iVisa does not practice hidden charges or surcharges

How can I apply?

Once you have all the items on the list above, you can move forward with the process and fill in the application form. But this is an easy part. Way easier than going to an embassy. Plus, if you have any questions regarding the form or anything else related to your visa, iVisa has a support service that is available 24/7 and is free of charge.

There are three steps you need to complete:

  1. During the first one, you need to write your personal information and some details about your trip. You must also select a processing time at this point, but remember that your choice affects the cost of your New Zealand Visitor Visa.

  2. The second step is about payment and revision. The payment part is simple since you can use multiple means, but as for the revision, it is more important than you think. You need to ensure that every bit of information you provide is accurate, including the spelling, otherwise you could get a denied visa.

  3. The third step is based on uploading other documents if needed. After all the three steps are complete, you can submit your application and then wait for your visa to arrive in your e-mail inbox.

Needless to say, obtaining a New Zealand visa for the citizens of China is more accessible than you think. iVisa makes everything easy so that you do not waste time and effort on a complicated application process.

Do I need to get a New Zealand e-Visa if I travel with kids?

Yes, you have to do it since every foreign citizen who wants to travel to New Zealand requires a visa, even kids.

Where can I read more?

In case you still have some doubts about the New Zealand ETA, please do not hesitate to contact iVisa’s customer support. You can contact us via online chat or phone 24/7, and it is entirely free of charge.

Don't forget that you can also read more about the New Zealand ETA here, so don't lose the chance to be informed about this destination.

You can see that New Zealand is a great destination for Chinese travelers. And there are a lot of things that you'll surely love. So, there are no excuses to visit the best places in New Zealand. Good trip!

IMPORTANT NOTE: WE DO NOT OFFER THIS E-VISA AT THE MOMENT, BUT STAY TUNED BECAUSE WE WILL OFFER IT VERY SOON!

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