VISAS


Visit/Tourist Business Visas

If you are planning to Visit on Tourism or visiting friends or relatives or for short duration courses or Business visit purpose one needs to have valid visa.


Travel to New Zealand as a visitor must be to:

  • Visit as a tourist, see friends and relatives
  • Study (one course of up to 3 months)
  • Play sport or perform in cultural events without pay
  • Undertake a business trip
  • Undertake medical treatment

Family Migration basic criteria

  • You are sponsored by your adult child, adult grandchild, adult sibling or parent.
  • You are not eligible for residence in New Zealand under any other residence category except the Refugee Family Quota category
  • Your New Zealand sponsor's registration was selected from the ballot
  • You apply within 6 months of us writing to your sponsor advising their registration has been drawn from the ballot
  • You are healthy and of good character.


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You must also

  • Have a passport that's valid for at least 3 months past the date you are to leave New Zealand
  • Be a genuine tourist, and can show evidence of your intention to leave
  • Provide proof that you have enough money to support yourself during your stay.

Work

You can’t work in New Zealand on a Business Visitor Visa, but you can carry out the specific business, for which you were granted a visa.


Business Visit Visa

Businesspeople travelling to New Zealand for less than 3 months may enter the country as a tourist, however, if they need to stay longer or plan to work in this time they will need to apply for a Work Visa and Permit.

Entry permission

You must apply for entry permission when you arrive in New Zealand. You can do this by completing an arrival card, which you’ll be given on the way to New Zealand.

Criteria you must meet

    A travel ticket to a country you can enter An acceptable sponsor who can pay for your travel ticket out of New Zealand to a country you can enter.<

Travel

If you want to travel in and out of New Zealand, you must have valid multiple entry travel conditions to return to New Zealand

Onward travel

Unless your visa label or letter says “Return/onward travel not required”, you must have either of the following:

Visa expiry

You must leave New Zealand before your visa expires.

Study

You can study for up to 3 months in any 12-month period."



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