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New Zealand Visitor Visa for Citizens of Madagascar: Apply Now!
10 min read
Updated on May 14, 2024

Are you planning a vacation in New Zealand? The country is an excellent destination for Malagasy citizens who love stunning views and adventure. But first, you'll need to get a New Zealand Visitor Visa.

This article will help you with that! Here, you'll find all the information on how to apply for a New Zealand visa from Madagascar. Keep reading to learn about the required documents, fees, and how we can guide you through the process.

Woman Hiking New Zealand

Do citizens of Madagascar need a visa for New Zealand?

Yes, they do! Malagasy travelers can only enter New Zealand with a visa. You must choose the New Zealand visa application that best suits your travel purpose. For example, if you're traveling to enjoy a vacation, it's the New Zealand Visitor Visa.

New Zealand Visa for citizens of Madagascar

  • New Zealand Visitor Visa: This New Zealand visa allows you to visit the country for up to 270 days in Total. It's a tourist visa, so you can travel on vacation, study for three months, or visit friends and family.

  • Business Visitor Visa: It permits traveling to New Zealand for business reasons for up to 3 months per year. You must apply for this visa if you attend business meetings, for example.

  • Medical Treatment Visitor Visa: You can travel to New Zealand for medical treatment or consultation you've been accepted for. You must be able to pay for your treatment.

  • Transit Visa: If you pass through New Zealand as a transit passenger, you must get a Transit Visa before your trip. The exception is if you're traveling to Australia, are from a visa waiver country, or a transit visa waiver country.

Visit the New Zealand Immigration website for further information on work and student visas.

All about the New Zealand Visitor Visa for citizens of Madagascar

If you're looking to visit New Zealand for tourism or other fun activities, the New Zealand Visitor Visa is perfect for you! Here are some of the awesome things you can do with this New Zealand visa:

  • Enjoy tourist activities and explore all that New Zealand has to offer

  • Play sports and participate in cultural events

  • Visit your family and friends who are living in New Zealand

  • Take part in short-term studies for up to 3 months

  • If you plan to get married, you can do that too! (Just keep in mind that there may be some additional requirements).

However, please note that with the Visitor Visa, you won't be allowed to work or do any business activities that involve payment. You'll need to apply for a Work Visa or Business Visa through the New Zealand government.

The visa process includes a list of required documents and a biometric appointment. Do you want more good news? You can count on our New Zealand Guided Visa to get your travel document hassle-free with expert guidance.

Apply now and prepare for an unforgettable New Zealand trip!

Am I eligible for a New Zealand Visitor Visa in Madagascar?

Regarding nationality, Malagasy citizens can apply for this New Zealand visa. However, there are character requirements you must meet to apply for a New Zealand Visitor Visa:

  • No criminal record or health issues that could harm New Zealand society.

  • You must be of good character.

  • You must have enough funds to cover your stay in New Zealand or have a sponsor who can support you.

Meet these requirements? So, you're ready to apply for the New Zealand Visitor Visa.

If you're from a country other than Madagascar, maybe you must hold a NZeta (Electronic Travel Authority) to enter the country. Use the Visa Checker Tool to see the options available.

Benefits of applying for a New Zealand Guided Visa with us

The New Zealand Guided Visa is our service to help you with your entire Visitor Visa application process. You don't need to be afraid of paperwork with us! We simplify and make the process as smooth as possible. Check out the benefits:

  • Short and straightforward visa application form: At iVisa, we've simplified the complex questions of the New Zealand Visitor Visa form, transforming it into a short, easy-to-answer survey.

  • Complete the visa application form at your own pace: Unlike the government website, you can save partial progress, edit your responses, and continue anytime.

  • Get personalized expert assistance: Have unlimited access to your iVisa Expert via WhatsApp or email to help you solve any doubts about the process.

  • 100% government-compliant application: Once you fill out the form, your iVisa Expert carefully reviews each one of your answers to ensure accuracy and help you avoid rejections.

Get your New Zealand Visitor Visa with us and travel hassle-free!

How long is the New Zealand Visitor Visa valid for citizens of Madagascar?

The New Zealand Visitor Visa is a Multiple Entry visa valid for up to 1.5 years after arrival; however, it's the immigration officer who finally decides the validity period. On average, this tourist visa allows you to stay for up to 270 days in Total in New Zealand. Enough time to explore New Zealand's beautiful natural attractions!

Get your New Zealand Visitor Visa now!

New Zealand Visitor Visa requirements in Madagascar

When applying for a New Zealand visa, you must meet some requirements. But don't worry! We're here to tell you all the information you need for a successful application. Check out the tourist visa requirements below.

Necessary documents for the New Zealand Visitor Visa for citizens of Madagascar

When applying for the New Zealand Guided Visa, we'll send you a complete list of documents according to your specific situation. Meanwhile, here are the essential documents for the New Zealand Visitor Visa application:

  • Scan of your valid passport - Your Malagasy passport must be valid for at least six months after you arrive in New Zealand.

  • Applicant photo - Use our [digital photo service] to get a 100% government-compliant photo from the comfort of your home.

  • Proof of residence - If you're a Malagasy citizen living in another country, you must upload a proof of residence which could be a utility bill.

  • Travel itinerary - Where you'll visit and return flight tickets to your home country to prove your travel purpose.

  • Proof of accommodation - Hotel reservation where you'll stay in New Zealand.

  • Proof of sufficient funds - Bank statements or salary slips that can prove you have enough funds to pay for your expenses during your trip to New Zealand.

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

  • An approved permission letter to be absent from work: If you're currently working, you'll have to upload a letter signed by your employer proving you can take time off work.

  • Medical and chest X-ray certificates - Only required if you stay longer than six months.

New Zealand Visitor Visa passport requirements

Ensure your Malagasy passport meets the following criteria:

  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your intended arrival date in New Zealand.

  • Your passport can't be damaged or expired.

  • Additionally, you must provide a scan of your personal details page as part of your visa application.

  • If you are applying from a country other than Madagascar and have a Malagasy passport, you must also provide proof of residency from that country.

New Zealand Visitor Visa photo requirements

Your photo for this New Zealand visa must meet the following criteria:

  • It must be a color photo with a white background.

  • It must have been taken within the last six months.

  • The size should be 45 mm by 35 mm.

Save your time and get your photo stress-free with our [digital photo service]. With a few clicks, you'll get a photo that meets all the New Zealand requirements.

New Zealand Visitor Visa requirements for children in Madagascar

When traveling with children, ensure they also have a New Zealand visa. If you apply with us, you can 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.

Remember that dependent children must also meet health, character, and financial requirements.

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New Zealand Visitor Visa application: How to apply in Madagascar

Our job is to simplify the visa process for you! That's why you only need to follow three steps to get a New Zealand Visitor Visa with our guidance:

  • Step 1: Complete our simplified visa application form. You must provide personal details and travel information. Check that all the information is correct to avoid mistakes, but know that we'll also carefully double-check to be government-compliant.

  • Step 2: Pay the visa fees with a credit or debit card.

  • Step 3: After the payment, you'll receive a step-by-step guide by email to gather all the correct documents, where to drop them off in Madagascar, and all the instructions for scheduling a visa appointment.

Apply now for the New Zealand Guided Visa

Tips for a flawless New Zealand visa application

  • Complete the visa application instructions carefully: Gather all the necessary documents before starting the application process. Please pay attention to each question and answer it carefully.

  • Provide accurate information: False information can lead to visa rejection. So be honest and accurate with every detail you provide, including personal details, travel information, and your travel purpose to New Zealand.

  • Submit all required documents: Upload all necessary documents for your visa application, such as a valid passport, a recent photograph, and proof of travel arrangements.

  • Submit your application well before the travel date: Avoid last-minute stress and complications. Submit your application well in advance. This will allow ample time for processing and avoid unforeseen delays.

With the New Zealand Guided Visa, you have professional assistance from start to finish, ensuring a flawless application!

How to prepare for the New Zealand Visitor Visa appointment in Madagascar?

After submitting your New Zealand Visitor Visa application with us, a biometrics appointment may be requested. No worries! Here's what you need to know:

  • We'll let you know if you need to attend an appointment to provide your biometrics and a possible health exam.

  • Your iVisa Expert will schedule the appointment and provide all the instructions you need to prepare for this application step.

  • You'll receive confirmation of your appointment from your iVisa Expert. The appointment will usually take place at a New Zealand Visa Application Center (VAC), which may be a New Zealand Embassy or Consulate near you. Please arrive on time.

  • Once your visa is approved, we'll email you a copy. Processing a New Zealand Visitor Visa often takes around 48 days, but we can expedite the process.

New Zealand Visitor Visa fee: Cost of the visa for citizens of Madagascar

There are two different fees when applying for the New Zealand Visitor Visa:

  • The iVisa processing fee of US$149.99 - It's the cost to access our many benefits and have an exclusive iVisa expert to support you throughout the application process.

  • The government fee of US$153 - This fee is the sum of the application, immigration, and international visitor fees.

We include the New Zealand government fee in the total New Zealand Guided Visa cost.

What is the New Zealand Visitor Visa processing time in 2023?

You also have two different processing times to get your New Zealand visa with us:

  • iVisa processing time: 30 days - This is the time it takes to complete the application, review each detail, and schedule the visa appointment.

  • Government processing time: 48 days (in 90% of cases) - This is the time it usually takes for the New Zealand government to process a Visitor Visa.

Arrival in New Zealand

Are you ready for this remarkable vacation? Here is some last travel advice before your trip:

  • Ensure you have all your supporting documents ready when you reach the immigration counters. You must present your passport, visa, and proof of payment for the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL).

  • Once the immigration officer is satisfied with your documents, he'll stamp your passport, and you'll enter New Zealand.

New Zealand Visitor Visa extension

You're in New Zealand and don't want to leave this paradise. We got it! You can ask for a New Zealand Visitor Visa extension. The immigration authorities can extend your visa for another three months, allowing you to stay for 12 months in a 24-month period, but only if:

  • You still need time to complete your tourist itinerary.

  • You can't leave New Zealand for reasons beyond your control.

  • You've applied for a resident visa for the first time.

My New Zealand Visitor Visa was denied in Madagascar. What should I do?

Unfortunately, that can happen. If your New Zealand Tourist Visa application is denied in Madagascar, you have some options:

  • Request an explanation from New Zealand authorities for why your application was denied. You must write to New Zealand Immigration.

  • Once you know the reason for the denial, you can reapply (correcting previous mistakes) or, sometimes, appeal the decision.

  • Apply with professional guidance. Choose the New Zealand Guided Visa to have our experts support for an error-free visa application.

Do you still have questions about the New Zealand Visitor Visa application from Madagascar?

No problem! Our customer support team can always help you with any questions about the New Zealand Visitor Visa or other travel documents. Contact them via online chat or email at [email protected].

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