Visitor's Entry Visa

If you would like to visit New Zealand as a tourist for a look round before deciding to move over you may need a Visitor's Entry Visa.

New Zealand has an agreement with a number of countries to allow their national to visit New Zealand for a short period without the need for a visa.

You will not need a Visitor's Entry Visa if you are:

  • A New Zealand citizen or you hold a New Zealand Residence Permit;
  • An Australian citizen or person who holds a current Australian permanent residence visa or a current Australian resident returning visa (temporary or provisional Resident Return Visa holders will need a visa to enter New Zealand);
  • A British citizen or a traveller holding a British passport who has the right to live in the United Kingdom can visit for up to six months without a visa;
    or
  • Visiting New Zealand for no more than 3 months and you are a citizen of a country which has a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand. The current list of countries supported by this policy can be found on the immigration web site here;
    http://glossary.immigration.govt.nz/visafreecountries.htm