Visas and Immigration

Visas and Immigration

A stress-free entry to New Zealand is the best way to kick-start your visit to our beautiful country. So, if you’re headed our way from overseas, make sure that you have all your visa and passport requirements taken care of before you leave home.

For all international guests arriving in New Zealand, you must have a passport that is valid for a minimum of three months after your expected departure date.

Many people will qualify for visa-free entry, but depending on your country of origin, some will need to apply for a visa before they travel.

You will not need a visa to enter New Zealand if you:

  • Are an Australian citizen, an Australian passport holder, or a Permanent Resident of Australia
  • Are a British citizen, a British passport holder, or a Permanent Resident of Britain
  • Are a citizen of a country that has a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand (you can stay up to three months)

If you are a citizen of country that has a visa-waiver agreement in place, you will not need a visa, but you will need to provide:

  • Travel tickets or evidence of onward travel arrangements
  • Evidence that you can support yourself in New Zealand (approximately NZ$1000 per month per person)

For further information, visit Immigration New Zealand: