New Zealand visitor visa from India

NZ Visitor visa from India

New Zealand tourist visa from India

If you wish to visit family and friends or explore New Zealand, you need to have a New Zealand tourist/ visitor visa. A 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.

  •  If you require more time to complete your tourist itinerary.
  •  If you cannot leave New Zealand for reasons beyond your control.


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

New Zealand tourist visa fees

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 the mode of application (Online application or paper-based application)

Please find the New Zealand Tourist visa fee:

S.N.Fee TypeFee in NZ $ Fees in Indian Rs.
1.INZ – visitor visa primary application fee
$ 246
Rs. 12,300
2.Additional per applicant $ 35Rs.1750
3. VAC charge $14 Rs. 700

Please note:the New Zealand visitor or Tourist visa application fee is nonrefundable. Even if your visa application is not approved, the fee is usually not refunded. 

How to pay New Zealand visitor visa Application Fee:
 
New Zealand visitor visa application fees can be paid using various methods, such as credit/debit cards, bank transfers, or other electronic payment methods.  However, the specific payment options available may vary based on the country where you are applying.
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New Zealand visitor visa processing time

The New Zealand visitor visa processing Time is 33 Days. Please the New Zealand Tourist visa processing time also depends upon various factors such as:

  1.  The number of applications in the 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.

VISA50% OF APPLICATIONS COMPLETED WITHIN 75% OF APPLICATIONS COMPLETED WITHIN 90% OF APPLICATIONS COMPLETED WITHIN 
1.15  DAYS  25DAYS33 DAYS

New Zealand tourist visa requirements 

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

1) 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; the 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
 
  •  Will not stay in New Zealand for more than the  visa validity
  •  Leave New Zealand before visitor visas expire
  •  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.

To learn more, how to demonstrate your purpose is a genuine visit. Don't hesitate to get in touch with our New Zealand tourist visa expert at 750-383-2132/928 928 9006/928 928 9007.


2) Sufficient funds:
You must have enough money to cover your trip while in New Zealand, so you should demonstrate that you have sufficient finances to stay in New Zealand. This may include bank statements or other financial documentation.

Please note that Immigration New Zealand does not set minimum funds requirements for a New Zealand (NZ) tourist visa. However, Please find the Generic funds requirements for a New Zealand visitor visa below. 
 
Number of PeopleFunds in NZ $Funds in Indian rupees
 1 $ 10,000 Rs. 5,00,00
 2  $ 12,000 Rs. 6,00,00
 3 $ 14,000 Rs. 7,00,00
 4 $ 16,000 Rs. 8,00,00

It is essential to know that. Funds requirements may vary depending upon the duration and travel itinerary, so please ensure you have sufficient funds or know in detail. Please consult with our NZ visitor visa expert at 750-383-2132. 

3) Strong home tiles: 
You must demonstrate strong home ties to your home country, including stable employment, property ownership, or family connections. This helps establish that you have reasons to return after your visit to New Zealand. 

4) Accurate information and documentation: 
Be honest in your application, fill application form accurately and ensure that the information you provide is consistent throughout all documents. Any discrepancies can lead to a rejection.


5) Avoid Overstaying History:
If you overstayed in any country in the past, then it is essential to address this concern. Provide explanations and evidence that demonstrate your commitment to adhering to visa conditions.

6) Apply Early: 
It is advisable for each applicant to apply for a New Zealand visitor visa well in advance of the planned travel date. This allows for sufficient processing time and minimizes the risk of any last-minute issues.

Aptech visa Note:
Remember that each New Zealand visitor visa application is unique, and success depends on individual circumstances. If your application has been rejected in the past or you are applying for the first time, you must consider consulting with a licensed immigration advisor for personalized guidance at 750 383-2132/ 928 928 9006/928928 9007. 

If you want to get a call back from our NZ visitor visa expert, please complete the New Zealand visitor visa-free assessment form.
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New Zealand tourist visa Process

The process for getting or applying for a New Zealand tourist visa, also known as a visitor visa, includes the following steps.

1)Determine Your Eligibility:
Before applying for your New Zealand visitor visa from India, you must ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria or requirements set out by Immigration New Zealand authorities, including a clear purpose for an NZ visit and the ability to demonstrate sufficient funds.

2) Complete the Visa Application Form:
Once you are sure that you are meeting predefined prerequisites, you fill New Zealand Visitor Visa Application Form (latest version) and please provide or Fill out the Visa application form accurately and completely.


3) Gather Required Documents:
You and all the members must provide all required documents as per the New Zealand visitor visa checklist. All documents must be translated into English and coloured. You can find the New Zealand visitor visa checklist below.


4) Documents submission and payment:
You should upload all documents and Pay the visitor visa application fee by appropriate methods such as credit card/ online banking.

5) Wait for Processing:
After submitting your application, wait for it to be processed. The processing time can vary, so it's advisable to apply well before your planned travel date.


6) Visa Decision:
Once your application is processed, you will receive a decision on your visa application. If approved, the visa will be issued electronically.


7) Fly or Travel to New Zealand:
If your visa is approved, you can travel to New Zealand on the specified dates. Make sure to adhere to the conditions of your visa.

It is important to remember that the New Zealand visitor visa process we guided is standard or generic. So, there may be specific requirements completely depending upon the individual circumstances.  So, it is advisable to consult with a licensed immigration advisor at 750-383-2132/ 928 928 9006 for the most accurate and current details.

You may request for an immediate call back by filling out the New Zealand visitor visa-free assessment form.

How much funds are needed for New Zealand visitor visa

When applying for a visitor visa to New Zealand, it's necessary to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to cover your stay and related expenses. Immigration officials want to ensure that you can support yourself financially during your time in New Zealand and that you are not likely to become a burden on the country's resources.
The New Zealand Immigration (INZ) typically does not confirm anywhere or fix any number or amount to satisfy the fund's requirements to apply for a New Zealand visitor visa. So now the question is how much funds are needed for a New Zealand visitor visa.

The fund's requirements for a New Zealand visitor visa may vary based on various factors, including the duration and purpose of your visit, as well as your intended activities. However, as per our experience, we can provide your generic figure on funds needed for a New Zealand visitor visa.

Number of PeopleFunds in NZ $Funds in Indian rupees
 1 $ 10,000 Rs. 5,00,00
 2  $ 12,000 Rs. 6,00,00
 3 $ 14,000 Rs. 7,00,00
 4 $ 16,000 Rs. 8,00,00


To determine the specific amount of funds required, you may consider factors such as:

1)Accommodation Costs:

Please estimate the cost of accommodation for the duration of your stay. This could include hotel bookings or confirmation of a place to stay.

2) Daily Expenses:
Estimate daily expenses for food, transportation, and other miscellaneous costs. Consider the local cost of living in the areas you plan to visit.


3)Activities and Sightseeing:
Account for any planned activities or sightseeing that you intend to do during your visit.


4)ReturnTicket:
Ensure you have a return ticket or evidence of onward travel, as immigration authorities may consider this when assessing your financial capacity.


It's important to provide accurate and realistic estimates of your expenses when completing your visa application. While there may not be a fixed amount specified, immigration officials will assess whether your financial situation aligns with the intended duration and purpose of your visit.

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Documents checklist for Zealand visitor visa

The document requirements for a New Zealand visitor visa from India can vary based on individual circumstances and the purpose of your visit. Please find the general checklist of documents required for applying for a New Zealand visitor visa application from India:

1) Visa Application Form:
You, as an applicant, need to provide a complete filled application form. Please ensure this form is filled properly and accurately.

2)Passport:
You must ensure that the passports of all the applicants included in the visa application are valid for at least three months beyond your intended departure from New Zealand. Include a photocopy of the bio-data page.

3)Passport-Sized Photos:
Provide coloured, recent passport-sized photographs that meet the requirements outlined by Immigration New Zealand.

4) Travel Itinerary:
You must include a detailed travel itinerary with information on your planned dates of arrival and departure, accommodation details, and a list of activities or places you intend to visit.


5)Proof of Funds:
Demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to cover your stay in New Zealand. This may include bank statements and other financial documentation.


6)Return Ticket:
Provide proof of a return ticket or evidence of onward travel. This shows that you intend to leave New Zealand after your visit.

7) Employment docs:

Include a letter from your employer confirming your employment status, position, and the leave period, if applicable.

8)Hotel Bookings or Accommodation Details:
Provide confirmation of hotel bookings or details of the place you will be staying during your visit.

10)Marriage Certificate or Family Documents:
If applicable, provide marriage certificates or other family documents to establish family ties.

Additional Supporting Documents:

Include any additional documents relevant to your specific situation or purpose of visit. This could include an invitation letter, conference registration details, etc.

If you have any doubts or need clarification, kindly consult with our New Zealand visitor visa experts at 750-383-2132/ 928 928 9006/ 928 928 9007 for personalized guidance based on your individual circumstances.
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