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Immigration requirements for visitors to New Zealand


The information below is a basic snapshot of the immigration requirements for entering New Zealand.

Please note, we cannot advise you on any specific individual prerequisites.

For any further information or questions we recommend you check the Immigration New Zealand website. 


All visitors to New Zealand must have a passport that is valid for at least three months after departure from New Zealand if your country does not have consular representation in New Zealand or one month after departure if it does.


After 01 October 2019 it is a requirement that most travellers obtain an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Tourist Authority) and pay the International Visitor Conservation Levy (IVL). There is a different arrangement with those holding an Australian passport but you can check if you will need to apply for a NZ Visa and how here.

Visa Exemptions - Note: A visa is NOT the same as a passport

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
  • If you are a citizen of a country which has a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand



No vaccinations are required to enter New Zealand.

Further Information

Please refer to the Immigration New Zealand website for more information. 

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