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New Zealand is a beautiful scenic country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. From high mountains to deep underground caves, heavenly beaches to long coastlines, massive glaciers to hot springs, this country is loaded with something for everyone. It is a favorite of people who love wildlife, incredible experiences, cool cities, and exploring more. Tourists from around the globe visit New Zealand for a vacation or some business purposes. But it's very important to get a visa while you plan your trip. Here is a guide for you to find more about the visa policy of New Zealand.

Types of New Zealand Visa - 

  1. Tourist Visa - 

New Zealand is a popular tourist destination for everyone who loves exploring nature and scenic beauty. Amazing wildlife welcomes you to the country with incredibly amazing cities and friendly natives. But, if you are planning a trip to New Zealand you must apply for a tourist visa unless you belong to an exempted country. You can get a tourist visa if you want to visit New Zealand for tourism or any personal reason. 

  1. Business Visa - 

If you are planning your trip to New Zealand for some work-related reasons you must apply for a business visa. A business visa allows you to stay in New Zealand for trading, global conferences, investments, or any other business reason. New Zealand is a great place for business for those who look for growth and innovation opportunities. 

Who needs a business visa -

You can apply for a business visa at New Zealand if -

  • You have a job offer from a New Zealand company. 

  • You are coming for a specific work-related purpose or event in New Zealand. 

  • You have a partner in New Zealand, and you want to join them and work.

  • You are from a country that has a special work scheme for which you have to visit New Zealand.

  • You have been studying in New Zealand and now want to work here.

New Zealand Online visa application - 

  • Apply for your visa through the Immigration New Zealand online system via the INZ website. 

  • You can upload supporting documents and photographs and pay for applications online itself. 

  • If you applied online for the visa, you can track the status of your visa anytime through the website. 

  • When you apply for the visa online, you set up an online account. You can log in to find out if it needs more information from you and other information about your application's progress.

Documents Required - 

You must have the following documents handy while you apply for your tourist visa to New Zealand -

  • Valid passport with at least 6 months validity at the time of arrival in New Zealand and old passport, if any.

  • Two recent photographs of 35mm x 45mm, with particularly white background and 80% face size. 

  • Visa application forms and a covering letter demonstrating the purpose of the visit.

  • Tour itinerary with air tickets

  • Hotel confirmation 

  • Bank statements of the last 6 months and International Credit card copies with bank statements.

  • Employers need to submit the salary slips of the last 3 months. 

Visa application fees - 

The country of your citizenship and where you are now will also affect the cost of the visa application. 

However, the fee is not refunded even if the visa application has been declined.

Fee waivers - 

  • ­Refugees, refugee claimants, and protected people do not have to pay a visa application fee. 

  • New Zealand also has agreements with some countries to waive the visa application fees for citizens of those countries. 

The citizens who belong to those countries do not have to pay the visa application fees. 

  • Victims of domestic violence do not have to pay an application fee.

Visa waiver countries -

If you belong to certain listed countries and territories, you do not need to apply for a visa to New Zealand. But you must hold a NZeTA ( New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) 

The following is a list of the visa waiver countries - 

New Zealand visa waiver countries
Andorra Argentina Austria Bahrain Belgium Brazil
Brunei Bulgaria Canada Chile Croatia Cyprus
Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany
Greece Hong Kong Hungary Iceland Ireland Israel
Italy Japan South Korea Kuwait Latvia Liechtenstein
Lithuania Luxembourg Macau Malaysia Malta Mauritius
Mexico Monaco Netherlands Norway Oman Poland
Portugal Qatar Romania San Marino Saudi Arabia Seychelles
Singapore Slovak Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland
Taiwan United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States of America Uruguay Vatican City

About NZeTA - 

If you are from a visa waiver country then you must hold an NZeTA to travel without a visa. 

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