As claimed by New Zealand’s visa policy, the citizens of all European Union countries are exempt from getting a visa if they wish to travel and stay in New Zealand for 3 months or less. The only exception is the United Kingdom, whose citizens have the same right but for 6 months or less. As a result, the nationals of Germany are visa exempt. However, as a German national who wants to stay in New Zealand for more than 3 months, you need to apply for a New Zealand Visitor Visa. Lucky for you, you have the opportunity to apply online with iVisa.
What are the requirements?
An online application process does not entail that many requirements. At least not as many as an embassy. However, when you apply online with iVisa, you must provide some information and some documents. Below you will find a list of everything you need both when you apply, and when you arrive in New Zealand.
Valid passport – German citizens who wish to apply online need to have a passport. Furthermore, you need to make sure that the passport is valid for at least another 3 months from your date of departure from New Zealand.
Digital photo – the photo needs to be as recent as possible and meet all the other guidelines for a passport photo. For example, it needs to be taken against a white background.
Means of payment – iVisa asks that you make the payment while you complete the steps of the application form. You can do that using a credit or a debit card, but you can also pay using PayPal, WeChat, or Alipay.
E-mail address – iVisa sends you the visa via e-mail in PDF format. Do not forget to print a few copies so that you have a couple of spares.
Means of sustenance – once you arrive in New Zealand, you need to prove that you can provide for yourself during your trip. A bank account statement should be sufficient.
Return flight ticket – when you arrive at the airport, you may be required 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 money to buy one.
New Zealand visa for the citizens of Germany – the application form
The last requirement you need to go over is the application form. iVisa gives you the opportunity to fill in a form that is easy to comprehend and entirely online. If you need some help with it, the company has an excellent support service that is available 24/7 and free of charge.
You need to complete all three steps of the application form. The first one regards your personal information and the processing time. The latter determines the cost of your visa. The second step is about payment and revision. Make sure that all the information you provide is spelled correctly. The last step is about documents upload. iVisa asks you that you give a copy of your passport, a digital photo, and so on. If there are any additional required documents, you will be notified. After you finish all three steps, you just submit your application and wait for your New Zealand visa to arrive in the timeframe of your choice.
As you can notice, getting a New Zealand visa for the citizens of Germany does not present any challenges. That is of course, if you plan to stay in New Zealand for more than 3 months. If not, just take your passport and be on your way. The visa you receive, on the other hand, is valid for 18 months since issue, and it allows you to remain in New Zealand for up to 9 months.