New Zealand Visa
New Zealand Visa
|New Zealand is nestled in the South Pacific Ocean 1,600 kms (1,000 miles) from Australia, our closest neighbour and friend. By most other standards, New Zealand is a very young country, with European settlement on a large scale only occurring over the last 150 years.|
When you apply for a visitor visa, we want to know that:
- you are in good health
- you are of good character; and
- the visa you are applying for matches your intentions for your visit.
Proof that you plan to leave New ZealandYou will need to show us proof that you have plans and the means to leave within the period of your permit. Suitable proof may include:
- actual travel tickets (confirmed or open-dated) out of New Zealand to a country which you have the right to enter; or
- written confirmation from an airline or travel agency that onward travel has been booked and paid for.
Evidence of fundsYou will also need to show us proof that you have enough money to support yourself during your stay. This means you have a minimum of:
- NZ$1000 per person per month of the visit, or
- NZ$400 per person per month if accommodation has already been paid for – we will require proof of prepayment, such as hotel prepaid vouchers.
- travellers’ cheques
- bank drafts
- recognised credit cards with sufficient credit available – it is recommended that visitors have an up-to-date credit card statement.
Who cannot get a visa?
As well as people who don’t meet the basic requirements listed above, some people who have committed serious crimes will not be allowed into New Zealand at all. Section 7(1) of the Immigration Act outlines what disqualifies an applicant in these terms.
If your application is incomplete when you lodge it, you submit false information or you don’t meet our requirements we may refuse or deny your application.