New Zealand tourist / visitor visa

If you want to visit family and friends or want to explore New Zealand you need to have New Zealand tourist/ visitor visa. New Zealand visitor visa is valid up to 9 months with multiple entry facility. It gives you right to study in New Zealand for 3 Months course.

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

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

If you are citizen of one of the following country and you want to visit New Zealand for the 3 months. Then you don’t need to apply New Zealand Tourist visa. You must hold 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,


New Zealand Tourist visa requirements

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

  • Genuine tourist/ Visitor:
    If you are applying for New Zealand temporary resident visa, you must satisfy that you have genuine reason for coming to New Zealand, genuine intention can be visit/ a holiday/ visit family friends/ institute/ organization.
    As a New Zealand visitor you must convince the visa officer that you will follow all New Zealand visitor visa conditions such as
    Will not stay in New Zealand more than the visa validity
    Leave the New Zealand before visitor visa expire
    Comply with the conditions of your visa after you arrive
  • Please note: INZ officer refuse more than 51% New Zealand tourist visa application every year because the applicants are unable to prove that they are genuine visitor/ tourist

    What documents/ evidence you can provide to prove that you are genuine visitor please contact our New Zealand Tourist visa expert.

  • Sufficient funds:
    You must have enough money to support your trip while you are in New Zealand, you must have at least NZ $ 1000 per month, if your trip is being sponsor by NZ resident / citizen still you need to show money minimum NZ $ 400 per month in your account. If you are pregnant and intent to give birth in New Zealand you must have Minimum NZ $ 9000 .
  • Health Care:
    This is most crucial requirement to apply for New Zealand tourist visa that 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 in New Zealand.
    We recommend you to buy full medical insurance for the length of your visit.
  • Onward Travel:
    This is another important miles stone 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 on.
  • Good health:
    You must be in good health when you are applying for New Zealand Tourist visa,
  • Good Character:
    If you are the age 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 New Zealand tourist visa, this simple question comes in 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 visa/ 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 decline by INZ office.
    If you have more than one applicant in the application then each person must pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) of NZD $35.
  • VAC charges in INR₹ 784For each application.
    Post receiving approval letter of your application you must send your passport to VAC with the instruction letter. You also need to pay The passport charge Rs. 784 per passport to Visa Application Centre (VAC) to receive and handle your passport.


New Zealand Visitor visa processing Time

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

  • Number of applications are in queue
  • Have you submitted complete documents
  • Have you paid correct visa application charges
  • Mode of application ( Online or paper based)

However please find the current New Zealand tourist visa application 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

New Zealand Work visas processing time

Visa 50% of applications completed within: 75% of applications completed within: 90% of applications completed within:
Essentials Skills 22 days 41 days 65 days
Partner of a New Zealander 57 days 4 months 6 months
Partner of student 26 days 50 days 3 months
Partner of worker 32 days 53 days 88 days
Post-study work visa 8 days 17 days 32 days

New Zealand tourist visa/ Visitor visa process

To apply for 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 out come

  • Step 1: Gather your Documents:
    The first step towards applying New Zealand Tourist visa is furnishing your documents as per New Zealand visa documents checklist.
    Please note: All documents must be in English; coloured copy of documents and must be readable.
  • Step2: apply for New Zealand tourist visa:
    Once you prepare your documents as per the requirement, now you can apply your New Zealand tourist visa in the two ways
    Online
    Paper based application
    It is always recommended please apply the visa as per your convenience.
  • Step 3: New Zealand Tourist visa out come
    Post submitting your application. INZ office assess your application to find out are you genuine visitor or not. If INZ officer found any grounds to believe that your intension is not of a genuine visitor your application will be refused and you don’t have 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 New Zealand tourist visa, you require the following documents, please note all the documents must be in English, Coloured copy and readable,

New Zealand tourist visa documents checklist

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

Please note above documents list is standard basis, New Zealand tourist visa documents checklist may vary case to case. For more clarification please contact our New Zealand Tourist visa expert or you can all 7503832132 / 8447281370 or you can write at info@aptechvisa.com.

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