Family Law Christchurch

Visiting New Zealand

IMMIGRATION LAW

Family Law Christchurch
Family Law Christchurch

Visiting New Zealand

IMMIGRATION LAW

Family Law Christchurch
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Visiting New Zealand

Thinking of visiting New Zealand but not sure if you need a visa? We’ve got you covered.

If you are visiting from certain ‘visa waiver’ countries, you do not need to apply for a visa to visit New Zealand, you will automatically be granted one when you enter the country. You will however need to apply for a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority or NZeTA. This can be completed via the New Zealand Immigration website.

Those who are not from a ‘visa-waiver’ country will need to apply for a Visitor Visa. There are limitations as to what one can do while visiting New Zealand on this visa and it is important to follow the conditions of the visa. Those on a visitor visa can come to New Zealand for a holiday, study for up to 3 months, and attend job interviews.

You will also need to apply for a visitor visa if you want to visit for more than 3 months (or 6 months if you are from the UK), are not of good character, i.e. you have a criminal conviction, or if you are not in good health or are coming to New Zealand for medical consultation or treatment.

Need some help? Talk to us today and we can help guide you on whether an application is required. If needed, we can determine the most suitable visa option and handle the entire application process on your behalf.