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New Zealand Visitor Visa for Guineans citizens: Complete guide for 2023
iVisa
9 min read
Updated on Feb 16, 2024

Are you a resident of Guinea eager to discover the beautiful country of New Zealand, but find yourself overwhelmed by the visa application process? We've got you covered! Learn everything you need in this complete guide to the New Zealand Visitor Visa application for citizens of Guinea.

We’re here to streamline your visa application process with a simple application form and with the help of visa experts that provide guidance at every step. Our helpful [iVisa app]](https://app.adjust.com/10grvaif) makes your process to apply for a New Zealand visa even smoother.

Read all the visa details in this article, from expert tips to everything about the application requirements.

New Zealand Hobbiton Tourism

Do Guinean citizens need a Visitor Visa for New Zealand?

Yes, as a citizen of Guinea you must apply for a Visitor Visa to travel to New Zealand before your arrival date. This visa allows you to stay in the country for tourist purposes for up to nine months.

Understanding and successfully navigating the visa application process is crucial in meeting this requirement. We are here to simplify said process and assist you in obtaining your New Zealand Visitor Visa.

You need a work visa for New Zealand to visit the country for employment. Find more info here.

What is the New Zealand Visitor Visa for citizens of Guinea?

The New Zealand Visitor Visa is an essential requirement that allows individuals from Guinea to travel to New Zealand for purposes such as tourism, visiting family, or conducting business activities.

Obtaining this visa before your departure is paramount to ensure a seamless entry process and compliance with immigration rules.

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

With the New Zealand Visitor Visa, Guinea passport holders can enjoy multiple visits to New Zealand for up to 270 days in Total within an 18-month period.

The final decision on the number of entries granted is up to the immigration officer upon reviewing your case based on your travel plans. So while we offer it as a Multiple Entry visa, you may only be given a single-entry visa.

Am I eligible for a New Zealand Visitor Visa from Guinea?

You need to fulfill specific New Zealand tourist visa requirements before applying. Here is an overview of the eligibility criteria:

  1. Valid passport: You must hold a Guinea passport valid for at least three months beyond your intended departure date from New Zealand.

  2. Good health: You should be in good health. Certain health conditions may require you to undergo a medical examination or provide a health certificate. You may also need medical insurance covering emergency medical treatment during your trip.

  3. Good character: You need to have a clean criminal record. New Zealand immigration may ask for police certificates to verify your character.

  4. Proof of enough funds: You must show that you can support yourself during your stay in New Zealand or that someone in the country will sponsor your visit.

  5. Ties to home country: Show strong ties to Guinea, such as employment, property ownership, or family, to ensure your intention to return from New Zealand.

  6. Genuine intentions: Demonstrate genuine intentions to visit New Zealand for the approved period and not engage in unauthorized or illegal activities.

  7. Return or onward ticket: You must have a ticket to leave New Zealand or sufficient funds to buy one.

Remember, the final decision to grant the New Zealand Visitor Visa is up to the New Zealand immigration authorities.

Note: If you are an Australian permanent resident visa holder or hold citizenship for a country eligible for a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA), then you don't need to apply for the New Zealand Visitor Visa. However, you will need the mentioned New Zealand ETA.

If you are unsure about which document you qualify for, use our Visa Checker Tool to review the specific requirements for your case and apply instantly online!

Required documents for the New Zealand Visitor Visa for citizens of Guinea

Depending on the purpose of your visit, you may need the following supporting documents to apply for your New Zealand Visitor Visa:

  • Applicant photo: If you don’t have one, use our affordable [digital photo service] (/photos/order).

  • Passport scan.

  • Travel itinerary: Including a confirmed return ticket to Guinea or proof of ability to purchase such a ticket.

  • Cover letter: Explaining your travel purposes, travel dates, and other details.

  • Business license: Needed if you intend to use this visa for business purposes.

  • Proof of enough funds: This could be bank statements, pay slips, or a letter from a financial sponsor showing you can cover your stay. You will be asked to complete work-related information to prove your ties to your home country.

  • Health and character certificates: Certain health checks and a police certificate may be required to prove you meet the health and character requirements.

Declarations you will need to make during the application

To complete your application, you will need to answer the following questions:

  1. Have you ever been convicted at any time of any offense, including any driving offense?

  2. Are you currently under investigation, wanted for questioning, or facing charges for any offense in any country, including New Zealand?

  3. Have you ever been expelled, deported, excluded, removed from, or refused entry to any country?

  4. Have you ever been refused a visa or permit by any country, excluding New Zealand?

  5. Is military service mandatory in your home country?

  6. Did you serve in the military in any country?

  7. How were you exempt from military service?

Answer these questions honestly and clearly for an increased chance of a successful application.

New Zealand Visitor Visa requirements for children in Guinea

Children applying for a New Zealand Visitor Visa need to include the following in their application:

  • Parental consent: A consent letter from the non-traveling parent(s) may be required if the child travels alone or with only one parent.

  • Birth certificate: The child's birth certificate must prove the relationship with the accompanying parents or legal guardians.

Remember, we allow you to apply for yourself and your family members all at once, making the process much more manageable.

New Zealand Visitor Visa passport requirements

Passport-specific requirements for the New Zealand Visitor Visa include:

  • Validity: The Guinean passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the intended departure date from New Zealand.

  • Blank passport pages: The passport must have at least one blank page for stamping by the Immigration Officer.

New Zealand Visitor Visa photo requirements

Photo requirements for the New Zealand Visitor Visa include the following:

  • Size: The photo must measure 35mm by 45mm.

  • Quality: The photo should be in color, clear, and good quality, with the applicant facing the camera directly.

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How to apply for the New Zealand Visitor Visa as a citizen of Guinea

Applying for the New Zealand travel visa with us is very simple. Just follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Complete our simplified visa application form with your details and travel information. Double-check this information carefully.

  • Step 2: Pay the visa application fee with a credit or debit card, PayPal, Venmo, or Amazon Pay.

After the payment, you will receive a complete PDF guide explaining how to complete the rest of the application form.

  • Step 3: Upload all the required documents, fill out all the extra information, and answer the declaration questions.

Once you submit your application to us, our iVisa Experts will thoroughly check all your documents and all the information you provided before submitting it to the government.

If you are requested to attend a medical examination or biometrics appointment we will email you to guide you on how to make said appointment at the Visa Application Center (VAC) and we’ll tell you what you will need for it.

How to prepare for the New Zealand Visitor Visa interview

An interview appointment is only necessary when requested by the New Zealand immigration authorities. If you find that you are invited to an interview, here are some tips on how to prepare:

  • Explain your travel purpose: The interview is usually conducted to verify the information you provided in your application and to assess your true intention of visiting New Zealand. It is crucial to prove the purpose of your visit and articulate it clearly.

  • Prepare the necessary documents: Ensure you have all the required documents for the interview. This can include your passport, application form, photographs, bank statements, employment letters, and other documents that support your case.

  • Be honest: It is essential to answer all questions honestly. Any discrepancies between your application and your interview could negatively impact your visa application.

  • Dress appropriately: While there is no strict dress code, dressing neatly and professionally can make a positive impression.

  • Be punctual: Arrive early for your appointment to allow time for any additional security or procedural requirements.

Remember, each interview may vary based on the individual's circumstances, so it's crucial to prepare adequately and be ready to answer any potential questions related to your trip.

New Zealand Visitor Visa fee for citizens of Guinea

The visa fees for the New Zealand Visitor Visa consist of two parts:

  • iVisa processing: We offer our services for a fee of USD $224.99.

  • Government processing: The government fee of USD $153.00 is added to our fee online, and you can pay the total amount via our secure platform with an accepted payment method.

During the application process on our site, you can add services such as an iVisa Plus subscription, Premium Concierge Service, Embassy Registration, or Premium Photo Services.

What is the New Zealand Visitor Visa processing time?

Our standard processing time is 30 days. Within this period, we'll handle your application, ask for any additional details, and ensure everything is in order before submitting it to the government. This timeframe doesn't account for the time the government takes to process the visa or the time it may take to schedule an interview or biometric appointment if requested.

The government generally takes about 1.5 months to process New Zealand Visitor Visas (in 90% of cases). However, processing times can fluctuate due to various factors.

We advise you to apply at least two months before your planned travel date to avoid issues.

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

If your New Zealand Visitor Visa application has been declined, we are committed to helping you understand your next steps.

  1. Understand the cause of rejection: The rejection letter sent to you by New Zealand immigration authorities will provide detailed reasons for your visa denial. Grasping these reasons will empower you to address them effectively in subsequent applications.

  2. Ask for advice: If you need further explanation regarding the reasons for your visa refusal or assistance on what steps to take next, contact our team of experts. They have invaluable insights drawn from our extensive history with visa applications and rejections.

  3. Investigate appeal or reconsideration possibilities: Depending on your situation, you may be able to contest the decision or ask for a review if you think your application was unfairly rejected. Appeal or review processes can differ; we're here to guide you through these options.

  4. Consider reapplying: If you can resolve the issues that led to your visa refusal, consider reapplication. Correct any mistakes or oversights in your previous application and include additional supporting evidence to fortify your case.

Remember, visa denial isn't necessarily the end of your dreams to travel to New Zealand. With the proper knowledge and support, we can lead you through the process and help you strategize your subsequent actions effectively.

Need further information about the New Zealand Visitor Visa?

If you have more questions about the New Zealand Visitor Visa or other travel documents, let our expert customer service team know via online chat or email at [email protected]. Our consular services are here to make your application a breeze!

Disclaimer
  • iVisa is NOT affiliated with any government agency. This site does not provide legal advice and we are not a law firm. None of our customer service representatives are lawyers and they also do not provide legal advice. We are a private, internet-based travel and immigration consultancy provider dedicated to helping individuals travel around the world. You may apply by yourself directly on the various government websites. The source of information: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/
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