Travel in New Zealand

Travel in New Zealand

Explore New Zealand’s stunning landscapes and thrilling adventure opportunities. You can find walking and hiking trails all around the country. Choose a short walk or a multi-day trek to discover destinations such as Stewart Island/Rakiura, Fiordland, or Tongariro National Park.

On your outdoors adventure, you might spot some of New Zealand’s wildlife, including rare birds, dolphins, or even whales.

We enjoy welcoming visitors to New Zealand, so to ensure you have a memorable experience, it’s a good idea to make sure you’ve done your homework and have everything sorted before you leave.

Prior to your arrival, you’ll need to ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your intended departure date, and if required, have a valid New Zealand visa.

Process time:
  • Tourist visitor – 75% of applications: 7 months/90% of applications: 10 months
  • Business visitor – 75% of applications: 5 days/90% of applications: 11 days
  • Sponsored family visitor – 75% of applications: 5 months/90% of applications: 11 months

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    Processing time of visit visas are dependent on several factors:

    • You must have submitted all the required supporting documents when submitting your application
    • Your response time to requests for additional information
    • Time taken by the authorities to complete the required checks on the information in your application
    • Time taken to receive additional information pertaining to your health, character and national security
    • Decision to accept or refuse your visa application will be based on the information and documents you provide

    Documents Required

    • Show that they have sufficient funds to cover their trip costs for the duration of their visit
    • Have no criminal record and must comply with all Australian laws
    • Meet all health standards and submit medical records as necessary
    • Show valid documentation and invitation letters from sponsors
    • Meet any other requirements asked for
    • Valid passport
    • Recent passport size colored photographs
    • Confirmed return air tickets
    • Trip itinerary
    • Bank statements for a period of 3 to 6 months
    • Travel insurance
    • Proof of enough funds
    • Invitation letter: If visiting relatives or friends, a letter of invitation from the relative or friend in Australia
    • Hotel booking confirmation

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