Before you travel to New Zealand, please check that your passport is ready for the trip. Your passport must be:
You do not need a visa or permit to visit New Zealand if you are:
|Bahrain||France||Latvia||Portugal||United Arab Emirates|
|Belgium||Germany||Liechtenstein||Qatar||United States of America|
|Brunei||Hong Kong||Luxembourg||San Marino||Vatican City|
|Czech Republic||Italy||Netherlands||South Africa|
If you come from one these countries, you don’t need a visa to enter New Zealand. However, you are still required to provide:
Transit visas will be needed for all people travelling via New Zealand, unless they are specifically exempted by immigration policy.
If your country is not on the visa waiver list, or you wish to stay longer than three months (or six months if you’re British), you will need to apply for a Visitor’s Visa. You can download application forms from the Visitor Visa page of the New Zealand Immigration Service website, or contact your nearest New Zealand Embassy.
The New Zealand Immigration website also has information on work, business, and student visas. If you want to study in New Zealand, check out the websites of English New Zealand and Education New Zealand Trust.
If you are travelling with a group of visitors and acting as a tour guide or a tour leader in a co-ordination role, you require a work visa. Please contact us as we can organise this for you
Tour Guides should allow, at least, 10 working days for the processing of these applications and must present the following documentation to the nearest New Zealand Consulate, Embassy or Immigration New Zealand office: