What are the requirements?
Before thinking of filling in the application, you need to make sure that you have everything required of you. iVisa asks very few things of you, but you must provide some documents and some information to get the process started. Here is a list of everything you need to provide to obtain a New Zealand visa:
Passport – all travelers 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.
Proof of good character – if you have been convicted of a felony or served some time in prison, you need to disclose that information.
New Zealand visa for the citizens of South Africa – how to apply
You can move on and fill in the application once you have everything you need. The form is pretty straightforward, but if you need some help or have some questions regarding the application process, iVisa has a support service that is available 24/7.
The application form consists of three simple steps. The first one requires you to fill in your personal information such as name, address, date of birth, passport info. Some details regarding your trip are also needed. During the same step, you need to select a processing time as well. Just keep in mind that the sooner you want your New Zealand visa, the more you will be charged.
Step number two asks you to make the payment using one of the methods mentioned above and revise step one. The revision is essential since a single mistake can render your visa invalid. Check the spelling and the accuracy of the information you provide.
Last but not least, step number three requires you to upload some documents. This step is not the same for everyone, so do not be concerned if you are required to upload more documents than other people. After you are done, just submit your application and wait for the document to arrive via e-mail in the timeframe you selected.
As you can see, getting a New Zealand visa for the citizens of South Africa is a piece of cake with iVisa. The process is concise, you barely have to do anything, and the visa arrives in your e-mail inbox. The document is valid for 18 months since issue and it allows you to stay in New Zealand for up to 9 months.