All visitors to New Zealand must carry a passport that is valid for at least three months beyond the date you intend to leave the country.
You do not need a visa or permit to visit New Zealand if you are:
• A New Zealand citizen or Resident Permit holder
• An Australian citizen travelling on an Australian passport
• An Australian resident with a current Australian resident return visa
• A citizen of a country which has a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand.
Currently, travellers from more than 50 countries do not require a Visitor's Visa for stays of less than three months. To find out if your country qualifies for a visa waiver, check out the Visiting New Zealand section on the Immigration New Zealand website: www.immigration.govt.nz where you’ll find a list of all eligible countries and other useful visa information.
Your travel agent, airline or nearest New Zealand Embassy will also be able to advise if you require a visa.
British citizens and other British passport holders who have evidence of the right to live permanently in the UK may be allowed to stay in New Zealand for up to six months.
You do require:
• A passport that is valid for at least three months after your planned departure from New Zealand
• An onward or return ticket to a country that you have permission to enter
• Sufficient money to support yourself during your stay - approximately NZ$1000 per month per person.
Visitor's Visa Applications
If your country is not on the visa waiver list, or you wish to stay longer than three months, you will need to apply for a Visitor's Visa. You can download application forms from the New Zealand Immigration Service website or contact your nearest New Zealand Embassy.