The citizens of Zimbabwe are eligible for a New Zealand electronic visa, which means that as a Zimbabwean, you can apply online for your visa instead of going to the nearest embassy of New Zealand. However, for you to be able to do that, you need to meet all the requirements. Lucky for you, the list is not very long, and you should have an easy time achieving everything on it.
One of the benefits of getting a New Zealand visa online is that you do not have to deal with a whole bunch of other requirements imposed by an embassy. iVisa asks the minimum from you. Below you will find a list of what you need to provide so that they can get the process started. The list also includes a few things you need once you arrive in New Zealand.
Valid passport – Zimbabweans who wish to apply online need to have a passport. Moreover, 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 three 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.
Email address – iVisa sends you the visa via email 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 financially 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.
All government sites mention something about proof of 'good character'. This part is tricky, but what you need to know is that you must disclose your criminal history no matter the situation. Nobody is interested in your parking tickets or other misdemeanors, but if you have ever been convicted of a felony - serving prison time or not - you need to say something about it. Otherwise, you can get deported from New Zealand, and if it is discovered while your application is processed, you will not be granted the visa.
The last New Zealand requirement for Zimbabweans, as for anyone else for that matter, involves and application form. You need to fill one. Fortunately, with iVisa, the form must be completed online. It takes about 20 minutes to finish it, and if you have trouble doing it, iVisa has a fantastic support service that is at your disposal 24/7.
The truth is that the New Zealand visa requirements for Zimbabweans are the same as for every other eligible nationality. There are no differences whatsoever. Surely you can agree that nothing on that list is difficult to achieve, and once you do it, your job in the whole application process is done. iVisa handles the rest. The document you obtain is valid for 18 months since issue, and you can stay in New Zealand for a maximum of 9 months.