For Career news, Resume tools, Interview questions, Career advise, CV tips, etc

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Entry to New Zealand: Visa-waiver countries

People from some countries don't need a visitor visa to enter New Zealand. However, they are still required to provide:
  • travel tickets or evidence of onward travel arrangements, and
  • evidence of funds for maintenance (for more details go to Operational Manual E4.50.35)

Short visits
If you are visiting for three months or less and are from a country in the list below, you will not need a visitor visa (where the purpose of the visit is not for medical consultation or treatment).

AndorraBahrain BruneiChile
DenmarkFrance
Hong Kong**Ireland
JapanLatvia*
LuxembourgMexico
NorwayPortugal***
San MarinoSlovak Republic
SpainTaiwan******
Uruguay
ArgentinaBelgium Bulgaria
Cyprus
Estonia*Germany
HungaryIsrael
Korea (South)Liechtenstein
MalaysiaMonaco
OmanQatar
Saudi ArabiaSlovenia
SwedenUnited Arab Emirates
Vatican City
AustriaBrazil CanadaCzech Republic
FinlandGreece*****
IcelandItaly
KuwaitLithuania*
MaltaNetherlands
Poland
Romania
Singapore
South Africa
Switzerland
United States of America****
* Visa waiver does not apply to people travelling on alien's (non-citizen's) passports issued by these countries.
** Residents of Hong Kong travelling on Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or British National (Overseas) passports.
*** Portuguese passport holders must also have the right to live permanently in Portugal.
**** Including nationals of the USA.
***** Greek passport holders whose passports were issued on and after 1 January 2006. (Greek passports issued before 1 January 2006 are not acceptable for travel after 1 January 2007.)
****** Permananent residents of Taiwan travelling on a Taiwanese passport.


United Kingdom and Australia
British citizens and other British passport holders who produce evidence of the right to reside permanently in the UK can visit for up to six months without a visitor visa.
Australian citizens and people who hold a current Australian permanent residence visa or a current Australian resident return visa do not need a New Zealand visitor visa to enter New Zealand.
See section E2.1 of our Operational Manual for full details about visa-waiver countries.

Search This Site

Google+ Followers

Contact Form

Name

Email *

Message *