Travel Visas to New Zealand
You will need to apply for a visitor visa before you come to New Zealand if you are not from a visa waiver country. For countries that do not require visas click here
Immigration New Zealand recommends to apply for a vister visa online, and at least 4-6 weeks before your intended travel date.
For more information on the visiter visa application process click here.
CHINESE VISITORS please find further information about the visa application process here
Passengers travelling to New Zealand via Australia and other countries
If you intend to travel through Australia or any other country on your way to or from New Zealand it is important that you consider the visa requirements for these countries.
Some nationalities are eligible to transit through Australia without a transit visa but others must hold a valid transit visa for Australia. More details can be found at:. If you require a transit visa for Australia, it is your responsibility to obtain this before travelling.
Please note that Australia will not grant a transit visa without confirmation that the New Zealand visa has been approved. This means that you should apply for your New Zealand visa as soon as possible.