As an Indian citizen, you need to apply for a visa to visit New Zealand. You have two options when it comes to where you can do that. You either go to the New Zealand Consulate General in Mumbai, or you can take the easy way out and apply online with iVisa. We recommend that you take the second option because it is easier, faster, and there is less effort for you to make.
What are the requirements for an online application process?
The requirements you need to meet when you apply online with iVisa are about the same you need to achieve when you submit your application at the New Zealand Consulate General in Mumbai. However, there are a few differences, as in you need fewer things for the online option. iVisa does not ask very much of you, but you do need to provide some information and a few documents. They are as follows:
Passport – Indian citizens who wish to apply online need a passport. Plus, 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 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.
The application form
The next step that follows the requirements is the application form. You do not have to worry about that either because the form is as simple as it can be. It is comprehensible, short, and iVisa can help you if you have difficulties in filling it in. The support service is available 24/7 and it is free of charge.
The application form is broken down into three simple steps. Once you complete one, you can move on to the next. The first one asks you to insert your general information and select a processing time, which determines the cost of your visa. The second step is about payment and revision, while the third step requires you to upload some documents. iVisa will let you know which. Once you are through, just submit the application and wait for your visa to arrive via e-mail in the timeframe you chose during step one. It cannot get any easier than that, can it?
The bottom line is that while you can apply for a New Zealand visa in Mumbai at the Consulate General, you can also apply online. It is up to you which option you choose, but we consider that the online application process is more accessible, shorter, and cheaper. Your effort is close to non-existent, and you do not have to deal with the bureaucracy you usually come across to at the consulate.