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Hassle-Free Steps to Get Your New Zealand Visitor Visa

Visiting New Zealand as a tourist. This article tells you about how to obtain a New Zealand Visitor Visa that is most relevant to you. Read on.

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Before you arrive in New Zealand, you will need to prove that you have a ticket to go out of the country. You will also need to prove that you have enough money to live while you are here.

Having a valid passport and the right type of visa is key to a trouble-free entry into New Zealand. The Visitor Visa allows you to live and holiday in New Zealand for 9 months at the most.

What is a New Zealand Visitor Visa?

The New Zealand Visitor Visa allow you to visit the country and do the following 

  • Visit friends and family.
  • Enjoy amateur sports or adventure activities.
  • Study for up to 3 months.

See that you include your partner and dependent children in the Visitor Visa application.

What are the Eligibility Requirements for a New Zealand Tourist Visa?

You will require an NZeTA and not a Visitor Visa if you fulfill the following.

The immigration officer will see to that.

  • You are an Australian citizen or resident.
  • You can stay up to 6 months in New Zealand if you are a UK citizen and/or passport holder.
  • Citizens from Visa-Waiver agreement countries can stay in New Zealand for 3 months.

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What Documents are Required for a New Zealand Visitor Visa?

The following documents are required by Indians to obtain a New Zealand Visitor Visa.

  • Duly completed (Form No. INZ 1017) New Zealand Visitor Visa Application Form.
  • Your valid passport for at least 3 months from the intended date of departure from New Zealand.
  • Proof of funds to buy one or an onward ticket from New Zealand.
  • Proof of funds to sustain during your stay in New Zealand.
  • A sponsorship form is required for Temporary Entry when a New Zealand resident is supporting you.
  • Proof of travel insurance. 

Note: There is no visa on arrival facility for Indian citizens. Indian Nationality passport holders are required to obtain a Visitor Visa before entering New Zealand. You will be required to submit the following documents along with your visa application.

How to Apply for a New Zealand Tourist Visa?

The first step is to gather information needed to be provided with the Visitor Visa application.

You need to prove or provide documents as well.

  • You should be in good health and bear a good character.
  • You will get a label in your passport or a letter when your Visitor Visa is approved. 
  • The expiry date of the visa will be mentioned here. 
  • You will require another visa to stay back in New Zealand after that.
  • New Zealand Visitor Visa is not extendable.
  • You will be considered and deported as an illegal migrant if your visa expires while you are still in New Zealand.

People from Visa-Waiver countries can travel to New Zealand without a Visitor Visa but should hold an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) Visa.

How Much Does a New Zealand Visitor Visa Cost?

The cost of a New Zealand Visitor Visa depends upon the method you use to apply. It usually costs less to apply online.

New Zealand Visitor Visa Fee

Standard Processing

USD 57

Rushed Processing

USD 77

Super Rush Processing

USD 97

What is the Processing Time for a New Zealand Tourist Visa?

You can check out the status of your New Zealand Visitor Visa application online.

Average processing times for Visitor Visa (Holiday Visa) as per New Zealand immigration services statistics are as given below:

  • 50% of Visitor Visa applications are completed within 76 days.
  • 75% of Visitor Visa applications are completed within 90 days.
  • 90% of Visitor Visa applications are completed within 120 days.

How long can you stay in New Zealand on a Tourist Visa?

In 18 months, you can visit New Zealand as a tourist for 9 months.

  • These 18 months are calculated backwards from the last day you plan to be in New Zealand.
  • Your 18-month period will start on 1st June of the year before if you will be leaving New Zealand by 1st December.

In 24 months, you can apply for an extension and stay for 12 months if you meet the following conditions.

  • You require more time to complete the tourist itinerary.
  • You are unable to leave New Zealand for reasons beyond your control.
  • You are applying for residence in New Zealand for the first time.

However, you must be financially supported to apply for another 3 months’ stay in New Zealand. You should not work or study during your stay.

Visitors staying in New Zealand for a total of 12 months will have to remain outside New Zealand for another 12 months before applying for another Visitor Visa.

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