Having the right passport and visa organised is the key to a trouble free entry into New Zealand. Read more about New Zealand's immigration requirements.
We enjoy welcoming visitors to New Zealand and we’d like to think that when you come here that you have an experience to remember - but for the right reasons. So if you’re coming to New Zealand, it’s a good idea to make sure you have everything ready.
When you arrive in New Zealand, you’ll need to be carrying a passport that is valid for at least three months beyond your intended 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.
Do you need a visa or permit?
You do not need a visa or permit to visit New Zealand if you are:
A New Zealand/Australia citizen or Resident Permit holder
An Australian citizen travelling on an Australian passport
British citizen and or British passport holder who can produce evidence of the right to reside permanently in the UK (you can stay up to six months)
A citizen of a country which has a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand (you can stay up to three months).
If you come from Visa-waiver countries, you don't need a visa to enter New Zealand, but are still required 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).