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New Zealand Visitor Visa for citizens from Chad: Complete application guide for 2023
9 min read
Updated on May 14, 2024

Are you a citizen of Chad who is planning to visit New Zealand for tourism or business purposes? If so, then you need to apply for a New Zealand Visitor Visa before you go.

This guide will help you understand the application process, costs, and requirements for getting a New Zealand Visitor Visa as a citizen of Chad.

Let's get started and make your New Zealand trip a reality!

New Zealand Nature Landscape

Which New Zealand Visa do citizens from Chad need?

New Zealand offers various visas, and finding out which one you need as a Chadian passport holder can be a hassle.

Read more below about the main differences between New Zealand visas such as the Visitor Visa and the New Zealand ETA, and which one to choose for your trip.

What is the New Zealand Visitor Visa?

The New Zealand Visa for Chadian citizens is an official travel document that allows temporary entry to the country for the following reasons:

  • Tourism.

  • Playing sports and participating in cultural activities (without getting paid).

  • Visiting a family member or friend.

  • Short studies for less than 3 months.

  • Getting married (additional conditions may apply).

The New Zealand Visitor Visa is not an eVisa, requiring a visit to the embassy in Chad to drop off documents and more. However, with our tips and guidance, the process is a piece of cake!

Apply for your New Zealand Visa now!

What is the New Zealand ETA?

The New Zealand ETA is an electronic travel authorization allowing eligible travelers to visit the country for a short period for a holiday.

Passport holders from Chad cannot apply for the ETA. Instead, they must apply for the Visitor Visa.

The ETA is valid for shorter stays than the Visitor Visa, an additional benefit of the visa for New Zealand.

While it’s usually quicker to apply for an ETA, as it just needs a few details and can be done online, you can apply for the Visitor Visa quickly and easily with the help of iVisa!

Other short-term visa categories for New Zealand

New Zealand also offers Business Visas for attending conferences or meeting clients. You must be able to show enough funds or have the financial support of your employer.

If you are transiting through New Zealand, you need to apply for a Transit Visaunless you are traveling to Australia or are from a visa-waiver or transit visa-waiver country.

Work and study visas for New Zealand

The Visitor Visa allows Chadian travelers to study in New Zealand for less than 3 months.

If you want to work in New Zealand or study for longer than 3 months, you should apply for a Work Visa or Student Visa via the New Zealand embassy near you.

Are Chadian citizens eligible to get a New Zealand Visa?

Citizens from Chad must apply for a New Zealand Visitor Visa first to visit the country. Before you start the application process, ensure you meet the following requirements first:

  • You are of good character and do not have a criminal record.

  • You don’t health problems that can harm New Zealand society.

  • You’re not planning to visit New Zealand for longer than 9 months.

  • You have enough money to support yourself during your trip to New Zealand, or you can provide a sponsorship letter.

All set? Apply now with iVisa!

Validity of the New Zealand Visitor Visa

The New Zealand Visitor Visa is valid for stays up to 270 days in Total within an 18-month period. It’s a Multiple Entry visa, which means you can visit the country as often as you like as long as you don’t exceed a total of 9 months.

How to calculate the validity of your visa: You have a Visitor Visa and travel to New Zealand to do a short study program of 1 month, after which you leave the country.

However, you love New Zealand so much that you want to travel around for another 3 months. You can still enter New Zealand within 17 months (18 months minus 1) and visit for up to 8 months (9 months minus 1).

Is it possible to extend the New Zealand Visitor Visa?

Before your New Zealand Visa expires, you can apply for another 3 months’ stay and extend the visa to 12 months in a 24-month period if:

  • You need more time for your travel plans.

  • You cannot leave New Zealand for reasons beyond your control.

  • You applied for residency for the first time (conditions apply).

New Zealand Visitor Visa fee: Costs for Chadian citizens

The total costs of the New Zealand Visitor Visa application can be broken down into several parts:

  • The New Zealand government fee for Chadian citizens: US$153 - It’s a sum of the application, immigration, and international visitor fee.

  • The iVisa processing fee: US$149.99

We include the New Zealand government fee and conservation fees in the total costs when applying online with iVisa.

Why apply for the New Zealand Visitor Visa with iVisa?

Enjoy the following benefits when applying with us:

  • 100% government-compliant: An iVisa Expert will review your application carefully and ensure it’s 100% compliant with the government requirements.

  • Unlimited access to your iVisa Expert: You’ll be assigned a personal iVisa Expert to guide you through the entire application process and answer all your questions.

  • Simplified process: The visa application can be confusing and tedious. At iVisa, we only include relevant questions, making the form up to 50% shorter than usual.

  • Fill out at your own pace: Save your progress, make changes, and come back to it later whenever you need a break.

  • Step-by-step guide: Apply with us and receive a PDF manual with all the tips you need to answer difficult sections and a step-by-step guide to get your Visitor Visa without problems.

  • iVisa values your safety: We have a solid security system to protect your personal information and payment details.

Don’t stress, and apply for your valid New Zealand visa now!

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Processing time for the New Zealand Visitor Visa in 2023

We recommend applying well in advance, at least 2 months before your trip to New Zealand. An iVisa Expert will always carefully double-check your application to ensure it’s complete, correctly filled out, and meets all the New Zealand authorities’ requirements.

It can take up to 48 days for the New Zealand Visitor Visas (in 90% of cases) to be granted. This is influenced by the volume of applicants and the staff availability at the New Zealand visa application center.

Apply now with iVisa!

New Zealand Visitor Visa application: How to apply from Chad

To apply for the New Zealand Visitor Visa online, follow these three steps:

  • Step 1: Fill out our simplified visa application form. We will carefully double-check your info to ensure it’s complete and complies with regulations.

  • Step 2: Pay the New Zealand Visitor Visa fees securely online with a credit or debit card or PayPal.

  • Step 3: Follow the instructions in our step-by-step guide to gather all required documents, how to submit them to the New Zealand embassy, and more.

Get guidance from start to finish to get your visa approved quickly and affordably!

Complete your application form today!

New Zealand Visitor Visa requirements and documents for Chadian citizens

To apply online for the New Zealand Visitor Visa, travelers from Chad must provide the following documents:

  • Scanned copies of your original passport and proof of residency if you live in another country.

  • Applicant photo - Get an official photo using our digital photo service from the comfort of your own home, or read more about the photo regulations in the next section.

  • Travel plans such as confirmations of accommodation and a return ticket to Chad or onward journey.

  • Proof of sufficient funds to prove you can pay for your stay in New Zealand. These can be bank statements, salary slips, or a letter from a sponsor.

  • Australian Visa (if applicable)if you plan to visit Australia during or after your stay in New Zealand.

  • Proof of good health (if applicable): Chad citizens need to provide a chest x-ray or medical examination as evidence of good health if they plan to visit New Zealand for 6 months or longer.

  • Police certificate (if applicable) as part of the character requirements, if you intend to stay in New Zealand for more than 24 months.

Get a complete list of documents by applying with us online!

New Zealand Visitor Visa requirements for children

Of course, it’s possible to include your partner and any dependent children up to 19 years old by clicking ‘Add another person’ during the visa application process on our website.

Dependent children must meet similar health, character, and financial requirements as adult applicants for the application to be processed.

New Zealand Visitor Visa passport requirements

To apply for a New Zealand Visitor Visa, tourists must have a valid passport from Chad. Check the requirements here:

  • Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your intended date of departure from New Zealand.

  • It's important to ensure your passport is not damaged or expired.

  • Additionally, provide a copy of your passport bio page. It does not need to be a certified copy.

  • If you are applying from a country other than Chad, you must also provide proof of residency from that country.

New Zealand Visitor Visa photo requirements

The New Zealand photo requirements for Chadian citizens are as follows:

  • Color photo (not black and white).

  • Taken in the last 6 months.

  • Size of 45mm by 35mm.

To get a photo for your New Zealand Visitor Visa application that meets all criteria, use our affordable [digital photo service].

Simply fill out Chad as your home country, and New Zealand as your destination, and get a valid photo for as little as US$5.99. Or download the iVisa app for an even easier process!

What to do when your New Zealand Visitor Visa in Chad is denied

Was your New Zealand Tourist Visa application denied in Chad? In such cases, you can do the following:

  • Always request the reason your application was denied,by the immigration department of New Zealand. This will help you to avoid the issue in the future.

  • Reapply with iVisa. In some cases, it’s possible to appeal the decision. Find out more on the government website of New Zealand.

When applying with us, our experts will do their best to ensure your application meets all requirements. However, the approval of your Visitor Visa application is still up to the New Zealand authorities.

How to prepare for the New Zealand Visitor Visa interview in Chad

If you are required to attend an interview for the New Zealand Visitor Visa application in Chad, follow these tips to prepare:

  1. Check the visa and entry requirements: Including the necessary documents and criteria.

  2. Practice English: If you are not a native English speaker, practice speaking in English to build confidence and ensure you can answer all common interview questions about your reasons for visiting New Zealand.

  3. Be truthful: Answer all questions honestly and provide documentation to support your statements.

  4. Dress appropriately: Dress respectfully for the interview, like you’re dressing for an office visit.

  5. Remain calm and composed: Don't raise your voice or get angry. Ask for clarification if you’re unsure of any questions or requirements.

By applying with us, you’ll get all the tips from applicants and experts for a successful interview.

Contact us about the New Zealand Visitor Visa application

If you have any questions about the New Zealand Visitor Visa from Chadian citizens or another travel document, and can’t find the answer on this page, consult our customer support team via online chat or email [email protected].

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