Accommodation in New Zealand is often difficult to find so the New Zealand government is trying to make things easier by releasing this helpful information on visa information. The article also goes over the different types of visas that are available to eligible visitors.
Visa Types: Tourist and Work
If you are a tourist, your visa will be for up to 183 days.
If you are a work visitor, your visa will be for up to 12 months. NEW ZEALAND VISITOR VISA INFORMATION
You may also need a student visa.
To apply for a New Zealand visa, you must provide proof of your identity and travel documents. This can include your passport, airline tickets, and any other evidence that shows you are travelling to New Zealand for tourism or work purposes. You will also need to pay the application fee.
Once you have applied for a visa and paid the application fee, you will need to submit an application form along with the required documents to the nearest New Zealand embassy or consulate.
Please note that some countries do not allow their citizens to visit New Zealand without first obtaining a New Zealand visa. If this is the case for your country, please contact an embassy or consulate in advance of your trip so that they can help you obtain the correct visa type.
Visa Types: Student, Business, Temporary or Permanent
If you plan to visit New Zealand for tourism, business, or as a permanent resident, you will need to apply for a visa.
The most common visa types are: tourist visa, business visa, and residence visa.
Tourist visas are valid for up to 30 days and are good for visits to only one country in the world.
Business visas allow you to stay in New Zealand for up to three months and work here.
Residence visas allow you to live and work in New Zealand permanently. NEW ZEALAND VISA TYPES
What to Bring for Your Visa Application
When applying for a New Zealand visa, you will need to provide certain documentation to support your application. This documentation can vary depending on the type of visa you are applying for.
Here are some things that you may need when applying for a New Zealand visa:
-Your passport with at least 6 months remaining validity
-Your completed visa application form
-Two recent passport size photos (taken within the last 6 months)
-Proof of your financial stability, such as a bank statement, income tax return, or confirmation of employment from your employer
-Evidence that you have enough money to cover your stay in New Zealand, such as proof of traveller’s insurance or sufficient funds to cover your initial expenses in NZ (this could be anything from an advance on your credit card to cash or travellers checks)
-If you are applying for a business visa: Proof of business ownership
What Happens After you Apply
After applying for a New Zealand visitor visa, you will need to provide your passport and visa application form to your local New Zealand immigration office. The immigration officer will then review your application and may ask for additional documentation or questions. Once the visa has been issued, you will receive a notification in the mail. You must present your valid visa when arriving in New Zealand.
Tips for Successful Visitor Visa Application
There are a few things you can do to make sure your visa application goes as smoothly as possible. Here are some tips for achieving success:
-Research the required documentation. Make sure you have all the required documents ready before you start your application. This includes your passport, visa application form, and supporting documentation (if any).
-Prepare ahead of time. Have all of your documents ready before you go to the embassy or consulate. This will save time in the embassy or consulate and help reduce chances of errors.
-Be organized. When preparing your application, be as organized as possible. Try to keep everything neat and tidy so it is easier to read and understand.
-Be patient. Don’t get discouraged if your application takes a little longer than expected. The embassy or consulate will only process applications that are complete and accurate.
-Follow the instructions carefully. Do not try to shortcut or change the instructions given to you by the embassy or consulate. Doing so may result in an invalid or incomplete visa application, which could delay or prevent your travel plans from going forward altogether [source: U.S Department of State].