The first thing you need to check off your list is the passport. All applicants must have one. It does not matter that you apply online or at an embassy. But the passport requirement does not stop to just having one. It must also maintain its valid status for at least 3 months AFTER you plan to leave New Zealand. Just take a look at its expiry date and take it from there.
The second requirement involves a photograph of yourself. All applicants need to provide a photo for easy identification. The picture needs to meet some guidelines such as white background, no face gestures, and so on. Also, make sure that the photo is as recent as possible. When you apply for a New Zealand visa online, the picture needs to be digital, but that just makes things easier for you.
When you use iVisa as your visa service and you apply online, you need to make the payment during the application process. For that to be possible, you need to have an online means of payment. iVisa accepts credit or a debit card, but you can also use PayPal, WeChat, or Alipay, whichever you find most convenient.
A valid e-mail address is necessary as well. The beauty of the online application is that your visa arrives via email. An electronic visa is linked to your passport automatically, but you need to copy of the document. Once it arrives in PDF format, print out several copies. You may lose one of them, in which case a spare may come in handy.
Once you arrive in New Zealand, you will/may be asked to present the following:
Return flight ticket – since New Zealand has an issue with illegal immigrants, the immigration officer will ask you to present a return flight ticket. They just want some proof that you plan to go back after your vacation. If you do not have one, you need to prove that you have the money to purchase a ticket.
Means of sustenance – for the same reason mentioned above, you need to present some proof that you have the means to support yourself while you stay in New Zealand. That way, you eliminate the thought that you may go to New Zealand to find illegal work.
Proof of good character – while this may seem a sensitive subject, you need to be of good character to go to New Zealand. People with a criminal record go through special procedures (they apply for a visa even if they are from a visa waiver country,) and it is of the utmost importance that you disclose your criminal history should you have one.
The bottom line is that the New Zealand visa requirements for Nigerian citizens are the same as for everyone who wants to apply. We think there is nothing on that list that is difficult to obtain, and you should have an easy time going through the list. iVisa does not ask anything that is not absolutely necessary, but you need to make an effort. It is still better than going to an embassy, don’t you agree?