New Zealand Tourist visa

  • 3 -6 months
  • Multiple Entry
  • 1 person      $ 246
  • 2 person      $ 281
  • 3 person      $ 316
  • 3 person      $ 351
Processing Time
  • 16 months
With this visa you can
  • Live, work, and study in New Zealand.
  • Include dependent children, aged 24 and under, in your visa application.
You must know
  • You must be age 55 years or under
  • It is point based system, must have minimum 100 points
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Visit your family or friends

If you want to visit family and friends or explore New Zealand, you need to have a New Zealand tourist/ visitor visa. New Zealand visitor visa is valid for up to 9 months with a multiple entry facility. In addition, it gives you the right to study in New Zealand for 3 Months of courses.

New Zealand is the only country where you can extend your New Zealand visitor visa for 12 months in the following cases.

  1. If you require more time to complete your tourist itinerary.
  2. If you are unable to leave New Zealand for reasons beyond your control.

Suppose you are a citizen of one of the following countries and visit New Zealand for three months. Then you don’t need to apply for New Zealand Tourist visa. Instead, it would be best if you held an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority).

Europe union country, Canada, Australia, USA, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bahrain, Israel, Japan, Korea- South, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar,

Apply for New Zealand tourist Visa

New Zealand Tourist visa requirements

To apply for a New Zealand tourist visa, you need to meet the following requirements

  • Genuine tourist/ Visitor:
  • If you are applying for a New Zealand temporary resident visa, you must satisfy a genuine reason for coming to New Zealand; true intention can be to visit/ a holiday/see family friends/ institute/ organization.

    As an NZ visitor, you must convince the visa officer that you will follow all New Zealand visitor visa conditions, such as

    1. Will not stay in New Zealand more than the visa validity
    2. Leave New Zealand before visitor visas expire
    3. Comply with the conditions of your visa after you arrive

    Please note: INZ officers refuse more than 51% of New Zealand tourist visa applications every year because the applicants cannot prove that they are genuine visitors/tourists.

    What documents/ evidence can you provide to prove that you are a genuine visitor? To know more, please get in touch with our New Zealand Tourist visa expert.

  • Sufficient funds:
  • You must have enough money to support your trip while in New Zealand; you must have at least NZ $ 1000 per month; if an NZ resident/citizen is sponsoring your trip, you still need to show a money minimum of NZ $ 400 per month in your account.

    If you are pregnant and intend to give birth in New Zealand, you must have a minimum of NZ $ 9000.

  • Health Care:
  • The most crucial requirement is to apply for a New Zealand tourist visa is health insurance. You must declare in your visa application that you have sufficient funds to pay the costs of any health care or medical assistance if you need it in New Zealand. We recommend you buy full medical insurance for the length of your visit.

  • Onward Travel:
  • Another significant milestone in your tourist visa application decision, You need to prove that you have enough money to buy a ticket to leave New Zealand, in addition to the funds you have to live.

  • Good health:
  • You must be in good health when you are applying for New Zealand Tourist visa,

  • Good Character:
  • If you are 17 years or older, You also need to prove that you are in good character. You may need to provide police certificates as proof of your good character.

New Zealand tourist/visitor visa fee

While you are applying for a New Zealand tourist visa, this simple question comes to mind, how much does a visitor visa cost? So please note New Zealand visitor visa fee depends upon the number of applicants in the application, and location where you are applying from, and mode of application (Online application or paper-based application)

Please find New Zealand Tourist visa fee:

S.N. Fee type Fee in NZ $ Fee in INR
1 INZ – visitor visa primary application fee $ 246 Rs. 13,133
2 Additional per applicant $ 35 Rs. 1870
3 VAC charge $ 14 Rs. 784

New Zealand tourist/visitor visa fee Description

  • Immigration costs- NZD ($) Application cost$ 246
  • Immigration New Zealand office charges NZD 246 to process your New Zealand tourist visa application. Please note these charges are not refundable either your New Zealand tourist visa gets approved or declined by the INZ office.

    If you have more than one applicant in the application, each person must pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) of NZD 35.

  • VAC charges in INR₹ 784For each application.
  • After receiving your application's approval letter, you must send your passport to VAC with the instruction letter. You also need to pay the passport charge of Rs. 784 per passport to Visa Application Centre (VAC)

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New Zealand Visitor visa processing Time

New Zealand visa processing Time depends upon various factors such as:

  1. Number of applications are in queue
  2. Have you submitted complete documents
  3. Have you paid the correct visa application charges
  4. Mode of application (Online or paper-based)

Please find the current NZ tourist visa processing time below

New Zealand Visitor visas processing time

Visa 50% of applications completed within: 75% of applications completed within: 90% of applications completed within:
Visitor (holiday) 30 days 60 Days 90 Days

New Zealand Student visas processing time

Visa 50% of applications completed within: 75% of applications completed within: 90% of applications completed within:
Fee Paying Student 10 days 18 days 30 days
Variation of conditions on a student visa 11 days 15 days 25 days

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New Zealand tourist/visitor visa process

To apply for a New Zealand tourist visa/ Visitor visa, you need to follow the below steps.

Step 1: Gather your Documents

Step 2: Apply for New Zealand tourist visa

Step 3: New Zealand Tourist visa outcome

  • Step 1: Gather your Documents:
  • The first step towards applying New Zealand Tourist visa is furnishing your documents as per the New Zealand visa documents checklist.

    Please note: All documents must be in English; colored copy of documents and must be readable.

  • Step2: apply for a New Zealand tourist visa:
  • Once you prepare your documents as per the requirement, you can now apply for your New Zealand tourist visa in two ways.

    1. Online
    2. Paper-based application

    It is always recommended please you apply at your convenience.

  • Step 3: New Zealand Tourist visa outcome:
  • Post submitting your application. INZ office assesses your application to find out are you a genuine visitor or not. If the INZ officer found any grounds to believe that your intention is not a genuine visitor, your application will be refused, and you don't have the right to appeal. However, you can submit your new Visa application.

    If your New Zealand tourist/Visitor visa application is approved, now you can fly to New Zealand.

New Zealand tourist/visitor visa checklist

To apply for a New Zealand tourist visa, you require the following documents; please note all the documents must be in English, Colored copy and readable,

New Zealand tourist visa documents checklist

  1. A completed application form.
  2. Two passport-sized color photographs of each applicant are included in the application.
  3. Bio pages of valid passport(s) for each person.
  4. Evidence of funds such as bank statements, saving books or FD certificates, etc.
  5. Employer NOC letter – in a specified format.
  6. If self-employed, provide a company registration certificate, recent business tax returns with the income statement and current account statements.
  7. If you intend to stay in New Zealand for more than six months, an e-Medical Chest X-Ray Certificate issued by one of our appointed panel physicians.
  8. Travel plan
  9. Health cover
  10. Cover letter
  11. INZ New Zealand tourist visa application fee
  12. VAC charges for each applicant
  13. Family ties

Please note: Above documents list is on a routine basis; the New Zealand tourist visa documents checklist may vary from case to case. For more clarification, don't hesitate to contact our New Zealand Tourist visa expert or call (+91) 750 383 2132 or write at info@aptechvisa.com


Frequently Asked Questions

When your visa gets expired you are not allowed to stay in that country any longer. In case you have certain humanitarian grounds on which you need to stay in New Zealand then the government might grant you an extension. In case you are incapable of leaving the said country after the expiration of your visa, then you might have to face charges and could be deported or even banned from again entering in some situations. In situations where you want to stay a little longer then you need to get your visa extended in certain timeframe.

In order to get your visa extended you must have a legitimate cause to do so in the first place. You can get your New Zealand Tourist Visa extended by applying to New Zealand Immigration online where you will be required to pay the necessary fee. Thereupon your request will be processed and you will be granted with the extension. Although, you are required to fulfill certain parameters to do so.

An approved doctor will conduct a health examination known as a medical test to make sure the applicant is free of any contagious diseases. These include not only HIV/AIDS but also other dangerous illnesses that have the potential to spread. However, not all types of visas absolutely require this medical examination. These are required for long-term visas but may not be for all short-term visa categories.

You are not allowed to change one form of visa into another; therefore changing your tourist visa into a work permit is not an option. While you may be permitted to perform any type of volunteer work while visiting the nation, you will need to apply separately for a work permit if you want to work for pay.

The New Zealand High Commission does not make it clear how much is needed in your savings account. You must provide documentation that you have at least $1000 NZ for each month of your stay. Typically, depending on the type of visa, there are additional criteria.

It's crucial that you apply at least a month before your trip in order to ensure that you receive your New Zealand tourist visa on time. In addition to processing time, a specific number of days are needed for document approval and verification. If you provide adequate time for processing, it is safer.

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