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Complete our user-friendly online application in just 20 minutes, or feel free to take breaks and return at your convenience.

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Move closer to an approved visa with our team of iVisa Experts, who not only review your answers but also provide you with the necessary tools to prepare.

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Make use of our feedback and free templates to confidently submit accurate information, and experience a surprisingly stress-free process!

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Once government-approved, your visa will be ready for collection, marking the start of your travels.

How to Apply: Embassy Registration

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Travel Safely

Your embassy will assist you if an emergency (eg. Natural disasters, civil unrest, etc) occur

Why Register with the Embassy

Travel Registration is a service provided by the government. This service allows you to record information about your upcoming trip abroad to the Department of State so it can be used to assist you in case of an emergency. People residing abroad can also get routine information from their nearest embassy or consulate if registered.

Required Information to Apply

Once You Have Registered With Your Embassy Or Consulate, You Will Need To Update Your Data If:

  • your contact details change,
  • your civil status changes,
  • you are going back to your home country.

Learn More: Visitor Visa

What you need to know

  • The New Zealand Visitor Visa is a travel document that allows you to visit New Zealand for tourism, visit friends and family, do short studies, play sports, do cultural activities, and get married.

  • The New Zealand Visitor Visa can be multiple-entry or single-entry, depending on the decision of the immigration officer.

  • This visa is valid for 18 months, and you can stay in New Zealand for a maximum of 9 months.

  • We advise you to apply for this visa 2 months ahead to avoid any delays.

  • You can complete the visa application form online with iVisa. We assigned you an iVisa Expert that reviews your application to be 100% government-compliant, and you can avoid rejections.

  • If you want to know if you are eligible to apply for this visa, you can use our handy Visa Checker Tool.

  • For this visa you will have to pay a government fee of $153 USD which is equivalent to $246 NZD.

  • iVisa is a legitimate company, accredited and recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). For more information, see the FAQs below.

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Last updated: July 2023

Tourist Top of the Mountain New Zealand

Experience the breathtaking allure of New Zealand, a hotspot for business travelers, tourists, medical visitors, and those attending family events. To embark on this journey, you need a New Zealand Visitor Visa.

We are your hassle-free solution to acquiring this visa. Using our intuitive platform or mobile app, secure your visa easily and efficiently. We deliver your New Zealand Visitor Visa directly to your inbox, freeing you from tedious paperwork. With iVisa, your Kiwi adventure is just a click away!

What is the New Zealand Visitor Visa?

The New Zealand Visitor Visa is an official document that permits international travelers to enter and stay in New Zealand for a temporary period. It's designed for many visitors, from tourists wanting to explore the country's stunning landscapes to business travelers seeking new opportunities and individuals traveling to visit family or attend events.

Implemented to regulate and monitor foreign visitation, the New Zealand visa ensures New Zealand's safety while promoting cultural exchange and boosting the local economy through tourism. Whether you're a nature lover planning to trek through the Southern Alps, a businessperson attending a conference in Wellington, or visiting loved ones in Auckland, the New Zealand Visitor Visa is your essential pass to this incredible country. Accessible and straightforward, it's a gateway to a memorable Kiwi adventure.

What can you do with the New Zealand Visitor Visa?

Tourism: Explore the rich landscapes, culture, and heritage of New Zealand.

Business: Attend business meetings, conferences, and seminars, or conduct short-term work obligations.

Medical treatment: Receive medical care or treatment at New Zealand's world-class healthcare facilities.

Family visits: Spend time with family or friends residing in New Zealand.

Study: Engage in a short-term study course for at most three months.

What can you not do with the New Zealand Visitor Visa?

Full-time employment: You cannot take up full-time employment. This visa is not a work visa.

Long-term study: You cannot enroll in a long-term course that lasts longer than three months.

Residency: You cannot apply for permanent residency while on a visitor visa. This visa does not lead to permanent residence.

Public funds: You are not eligible to receive any form of financial assistance or public funds from the New Zealand government.

Who can apply for a New Zealand Visitor Visa?

You can apply for a New Zealand Visitor Visa if you meet the following requirements:

Non-VWP: You are not part of a Visa Waiver Program (VWP) country. Citizens of VWP countries can enter New Zealand without a visitor visa under specific conditions.

No New Zealand ETA: You currently do not possess a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA). The NZeTA allows eligible travelers to visit New Zealand for short-term stays.

Short stay: Your intended stay in New Zealand is for nine months or less.

Purpose of travel: Your primary purpose is tourism, short-term business, visiting friends or family, or short-term study.

Individual or group application: Whether you're an individual traveler or part of a group, you can apply for the New Zealand Visitor Visa.

Who is eligible for the New Zealand Visitor Visa

The New Zealand Visitor Visa is accessible to a multitude of nationalities across the globe. As eligibility can depend on several factors, such as the purpose and duration of your visit, the most effective way to confirm your eligibility is by utilizing our Visa Checker Tool.

This tool provides quick and accurate information on visa requirements based on your nationality and intended destination. It is a simple way to ensure you have the correct travel information.

Visa-exempt: Who doesn't need to apply for New Zealand Visitor Visa?

Several countries enjoy visa waiver agreements with New Zealand. Some of these include:

European countries: Germany, France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom (for permanent residents), and more. Americas: Canada, United States of America (including USA nationals), Argentina, Brazil, and others.

Asia: Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Israel, etc.

This list is not exhaustive, and many of these countries will need to apply for a New Zealand ETA instead of a visa; use our Visa Checker Tool for more information.

Do minors have to apply for the New Zealand Visitor Visa?

Yes, minors or children under 18 also need a New Zealand Visitor Visa to travel to New Zealand. When applying for a visa for a minor, the application must be completed by a parent or legal guardian.

Minors applying for the New Zealand Visitor Visa will generally need the following:

  • The visa application completed by a parent or legal guardian.

  • A birth certificate to verify the child's age and parentage.

  • A letter of consent from the non-accompanying parent(s), if applicable.

New Zealand Visitor Visa validity: How long is the New Zealand Visitor Visa valid?

You can visit New Zealand as a tourist for up to nine months within an 18-month period with the Visitor Visa.

You can choose between a multiple-entry and a single-entry visa when applying with us. However, the immigration officer decides the number of entries according to your travel plans.

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Can I extend my New Zealand Visitor Visa?

Before your visa expires, you can apply for another three months’ stay and extend the visa to 12 months in 24 months if:

  • You want more time for your tourist itinerary.

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

  • You applied for residency for the first time.

  • You must again prove that you have enough money to support yourself. If you have already visited New Zealand for 12 months, you must leave New Zealand and wait for another 12 months before you can apply for another Visitor Visa.

New Zealand Visitor Visa required documents

To apply online for the Visitor Visa, you must submit the following documents and information:

  • Applicant photo: If you don’t have one, don’t worry! Get a photo that meets all government requirements using our digital photo service from the comfort of your own home.

  • Scan of your valid passport and proof of residency if you live in another country than where your passport is issued.

  • Travel itinerary such as a hotel reservation and return ticket to your home country to show you’re a genuine tourist.

  • Provide evidence of enough funds to pay for all expenses during the trip and onward travel—for example, bank statements, credit card statements, term deposits, or loan statements.

  • Australian Visa (if applicable): This document is only necessary if you plan to visit Australia during or after your stay in New Zealand.

  • Provide proof of good health (if applicable): Certain travelers need to provide a chest x-ray or medical examination as evidence of good health.

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

Certain you meet all requirements? Apply now!

How to apply for the New Zealand Visitor Visa

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

  • Step 1: Complete our simplified visa application form with your passport details and travel information.

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

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

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

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

Suppose you're requested to attend a medical examination or biometrics appointment. In that case, we'll email you instructions on making the appointment at the Visa Application Center (VAC) and what you'll need.

If you aren't required to attend an interview, simply sit back and relax. We'll take care of the rest.

New Zealand Visitor Visa costs and processing times

We offer standard processing, which takes 30 days to process. The cost of the visa varies depending on your nationality. You also need to pay the government visa fee. When you apply with us, we allow you to make one total payment to save you time.

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.

We also offer iVisa Fee Protection, which allows us to process a new application for no additional processing fee if you're unable to make your trip, as well as the option to get a flight reservation or itinerary that is valid for two weeks and can be used to apply for a visa, as proof of return to show to immigration officers while traveling, for car rental purposes, etc.

All these additional services carry varying costs. Use our application form to check your application's total cost based on your circumstances.

Do I need the New Zealand Visitor Visa to transit through the country?

You don’t need a (transit) visa to transit in New Zealand if you:

  • Are from a visa-waiver country - see the section ‘Who can apply’ for more info.

  • Are from a transit visa-waiver country.

  • Are an Australian citizen.

  • Have an Australian Visa and are transiting to fly to Australia.

Benefits of getting your New Zealand Visitor Visa with us

When you apply with us, you get more than just your visa. You pay for:

  • Best chances of visa approval - Applying with iVisa maximizes your approval chances, ensuring an error-free application.

  • Flexible form completion - Fill out your forms at your own pace, take breaks, and save progress.

  • guaranteed appointment scheduling - We'll secure your visa appointment promptly, sparing you the search for available dates.

  • Expert agent support - Receive end-to-end agents´assistance for any doubt or worry during the process.

  • Real-time order tracking - Easily monitor your visa application process through your iVisa account.

New Zealand entry requirements or restrictions

Some tourists, travelers on working holidays, and students coming to New Zealand must pay the so-called International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) of NZ$35.

Check if you need to pay this fee on the New Zealand government website.

The IVL fee is a contribution towards maintaining the natural environment you will enjoy during your stay. Usually, the payment is part of the visa application process

Differences between the New Zealand Visitor Visa and the New Zealand ETA

Besides that, different nationalities are eligible for an ETA or a Visitor Visa; there are a few more distinctions:

  • An ETA is not a traditional visa but an electronic authorization allowing eligible travelers to visit the country without a visa.

  • It’s usually easier to apply for an ETA, as it just needs a few details and can be done online. Luckily, with our help, you can now also apply for the Visitor Visa more quickly and easily!

  • The Visitor Visa allows you to stay longer in New Zealand, unlike the ETA, which is meant for shorter visits.

Where can I learn more about the New Zealand Visitor Visa?

If you have any questions about the New Zealand Visitor Visa or any other travel documents, you can contact our outstanding customer support team via online chat or by email at [email protected].

They are free to assist you if you run into any difficulties!


Our Company is accredited and recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and has a validated IATA Agency Code. If you want to check this information you can verify our membership using our bearing No. 23716873 at http://store.iata.org/ieccacfree.

Remember that the customer service team at iVisa is here 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about our service.

90% of the time it takes 48 days to process this visitor visa. This is a long time, and it can take even longer if you apply alone. For that reason, we recommend you apply 2 months in advance for this Visa to avoid any delays.

Remember that with iVisa you can apply easily and fast for the New Zealand Visitor Visa with the help of an iVisa Visa Expert. Forget about going through a stressful visa application for yourself and start to enjoy planning your trip!

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It will only take around 20 minutes to fill out our simplified form online.

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The New Zealand Visitor Visa has a validity period of 18 months and a permitted stay of a maximum of 9 months.

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No, you can’t. You will need to pay a government fee of $153 USD which is equivalent to $246 NZD. This fee is the sum of the application, immigration, and international visitor fee. We include the government fee in our service fee, so you can pay all at once!

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There are no COVID-19 requirements to enter New Zealand.

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At iVisa, we understand that your time is valuable, and we strive to provide you with the fastest service possible. Our processing times are estimated based on the average duration it takes governments to process visa applications. These estimated times begin from the moment we receive all the correct information for your application until you receive your visa. While we work diligently to expedite the process, it’s important to note that we are reliant on the processing times set by the government authorities.
  • 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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