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New Zealand Visa

Type of New Zealand Visas

Tourist Visa
  • Processing time: 10-15 days
  • Stay period: As per Embassy
  • Validity: Upto 3 months
  • Entry: Single/Multiple
  • Fees: INR 11,499/-
Business Visa
  • Processing time: 10-15 days
  • Stay period: As per Embassy
  • Validity: Upto 3 months
  • Entry: Single/Multiple
  • Fees: INR 11,499/-
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Documents required for New Zealand Visa

  • Must have Documents for New Zealand Visa:
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any;
    • Visa Application form;
    • 2 recent colour photographs (Photo Specification);
    • Personal Covering letter (For Employed-Plain paper/ Self-Employed-Letterhead);
    • Original updated Bank Statements with sufficient bank balance (last 6 months);
    • Income Tax Returns/Form 16 for last 3 years;
    • Supporting Financial Documents such as Fixed Deposits, Property Investments, Other Investments etc. (Optional);
    • Evidence of funds of at least NZ$ 1,000 per month for maintenance and accommodation, or NZ$ 400 per month if your accommodation has been prepaid. In the form of bank statements, saving books or fixed deposit certificates, or Completed sponsorship form INZ 1025 if your visit is being sponsored by a New Zealand citizen/resident.

    Kindly note: The Govt is very strict on the photograph requirement; please ensure that your photos are as per the specifications.

  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Original Leave sanctioned certificate with company seal and signature;
    • Last 3 months salary slip.

    2. If Self Employed:

    • Business Registration License / MOA / Partnership deed;
    • Company’s updated bank statement of last 6 months;
    • Company’s IT returns for last 3 years.

    3. If Retired:

    • Proof of retirement like pension book, statement etc.

    4. If Student:

    • School / College / Institute ID Card;
    • Bonafide certificate.

    5. If Minor:

    • Birth Certificate;
    • No Objection Certificate from the parents / non-accompanying parent on Rs 100/- stamp paper;
    • ID proof of parent like passport or PAN card.

    6. If Visiting friend or relative:

    • Invitation letter;
    • Inviter’s ID proof like Passport or Resident Permit;
    • Address proof like any Electricity bill, any Utility bill etc.

    7. If Sponsored:

    • Original Sponsorship letter from NZ;
    • Sponsor’s national ID proof like Passport, PAN card or Resident permit;
    • Updated bank statement of last 6 months;

    8. For Business Visa:

    • Invitation letter from host Company stating purpose of trip, business details etc;
    • Covering letter from Indian company on company letterhead.
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New Zealand Visa FAQs

  • add What is a New Zealand Visa?

    A New Zealand Visa also referred to as a New Zealand ‘visitor’s visa’, is a document that is placed in your passport and used to enter or re-enter New Zealand. The visa can be viewed as having valid permission to enter New Zealand for tourism, business or transit purpose.

  • add Do I need a New Zealand Visa?

    All Indians who are not New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand require a visa to enter New Zealand. The requirement for a Visitor Visa also applies to visitors who are in transit through New Zealand.

  • add How long will you take to process my New Zealand Visa application?

    The time taken to process your application can vary depending on:

    • Fulfillment of the requirements of the New Zealand Immigration;
    • The completeness of your application;
    • Processing time can also depend upon how busy the New Zealand Embassy is.
  • add How early can I apply for a New Zealand Visa?

    You can apply for a New Zealand Visa up to 3 months prior to your departure date.

  • add What is the maximum duration of a New Zealand visitor visa?

    On a visitor visa the maximum allowable stay is 9 months. The visa is normally valid for 3 months or in some cases upto 6 months. Business persons travelling to New Zealand frequently for business purposes may be issued multiple entry visitor visas valid for a maximum period of 3 years. However the visa decision and its validity are at the discretion of the Embassy.

  • add Is a confirmed ticket or a return ticket required for applying for a visitor visa?

    An original travel ticket does not need to be submitted along with the visa application. We would however need the original ticket in case of a transit visa application.

  • add Do I need to provide confirmed flight tickets or hotel reservation for my New Zealand Visa application?

    No. Confirmed flight or hotel reservations are not required for Tourist or Business visa application but mandatory for Transit visa application.

  • add How can my sponsor support my application if he or she is outside of New Zealand?

    If a New Zealand resident/ citizen is outside of New Zealand at the time of sponsoring an application he or she can complete the sponsorship form and send the same along with the visa application and supporting documents to establish his eligibility as a sponsor. The sponsorship application can be approved by a visa officer.

  • add What is a transit visa?

    Transit visas are only for people who will be in New Zealand for less than 24 hours and will not leave the transit area of the airport. If you will be in New Zealand for more than 24 hours or want to leave the transit area, you will need a visitor’s visa.

  • add Do I need to pay an additional fee for a longer validity visitor visa?

    No additional fee is applicable for a longer validity visa. Please note that the validity of the New Zealand Visa is at the discretion of the Embassy.

  • add What is the eligibility criterion for a New Zealand Visa?
    • One can be granted a New Zealand Visa if the intention of Visit is genuinely expressed to the officer.
    • Demonstrate sufficiency of funds to stay in New Zealand for the time of stay.
    • Demonstrate the intention to return home after the mentioned time of stay.
    • No intention to study or work unless or otherwise mentioned.
    • No record of criminal offenses.
    • Be able to provide any other documents upon request.
    • Be healthy at the time of New Zealand Visa Application.

    Beyond this, you will need to also demonstrate your intended temporary purpose in New Zealand. Do not forget that you are applying for a temporary document and an officer will wish to see the temporary nature of your stay in all aspects of your application.

  • add I have a valid New Zealand Visa in my old Passport which has expired? What do I do?

    If you have a valid visa in your old passport and have recently renewed your passport (because it has expired, was lost/stolen or your name has changed), you need to transfer your valid visa into your new passport before you use it to travel. This applies regardless of whether you have a physical visa label or an eVisa.

  • add How can I extend my stay from within New Zealand?

    After you arrive in New Zealand, you may want to change the conditions of your visit. This is possible in special cases. To extend your stay; visa holders in New Zealand seeking further temporary visas should apply at least one month in advance of their visa expiry date. To extend your Visitor's Visa, you will have to show that during your stay: You have supported yourself financially, and have enough money to continue supporting yourself; and You have not worked, been sponsored, or held a Student Permit.

  • add What will happen after I submit my New Zealand Visa application?

    After receiving your complete Zealand Visa application, our Visa Experts will perform a completeness check based on New Zealand Immigration requirements and will then submit your application on your behalf to TT Services.
    Once the Embassy/Consulate has assessed your application they will make a decision and affix a visa counterfoil in your passport or otherwise issue you with a letter explaining why a visa could not be granted. The New Zealand Embassy/Consulate will then securely return your passport to TT Services New Zealand and the same will be collected by us and handed over to you.

  • add How do I check my application status online?

    You can check your visa status on the TT services website. TT services online tracking system can provide only status updates on your passport movement and not on your applications progress or decision. To track your documents, please enter your TTS receipt number OR Your passport number and date of birth with valid Captcha Text.  

  • add Do I need to take health/travel insurance?

    You are strongly advised to purchase a health / travel insurance to cover yourself as medical treatment can be very expensive in New Zealand. Your travel insurance offers protection against unexpected emergencies on international travel such as coverage of medical expenses, flight delay and cancellations, passport and baggage loss or personal accident. For financial safety and security on your international trip we highly recommend you to purchase travel insurance and avail our special offer.

  • add Can you fill out the application forms for me?

    Yes, we do all this for you. Our Visa Experts work with you to collect all the information required for successful completion of New Zealand Visa application process. We work as quickly as possible to complete & submit your application. How long this takes can depend on factors such as the type of visa you are applying for & how easy it is to collect your information. At our initial consultation we will advise you on the steps to take for you to be in New Zealand lawfully after which we will guide you throughout your application. We understand that your visa applications may be urgent and we have the capacity to deal with this.

  • add How will you help me with getting my New Zealand Visa?

    Applying for a New Zealand Visa through us will be an easy and hassle free process. It is highly advisable to process your visa through us as we will take care of your complete visa process right from getting your documents ready to stamping of your New Zealand Visa.

  • add What is the easiest way to apply for a New Zealand Visa?

    The easiest way to apply for a New Zealand Visa is to contact us. We are experts in the travel and tourism sector with over 40 years of experience. Through our expertise, in-depth knowledge and integrity, we commit to delivering an exceptional experience to our customers each and every time you use our service. In order to help us understand your unique visa needs, please drop in your query and our Expert will get in touch with you.

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Simple steps to get a New Zealand Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer a superior, quick and hassle-free Visa Facilitation service. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your New Zealand visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated Visa Expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for a New Zealand Visa through Akbar Travels:

Step 1: Provide your travel details to our Visa Expert and get all your queries answered.

Step 2: Pay the visa fee and upload your documents online through our secured online document locker to ensure its confidentiality.

Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify your documents and submit your application to the Embassy.

Step 4: Receive your Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit New Zealand

  • Have a valid Passport and valid New Zealand Visa;
  • Be in good health; Read more
  • Good moral character;
  • Be able to convince the immigration officer that you have your family, property, assets, etc. that would serve as an incentive to come back to your home country;
  • Be able to convince the immigration officer that you will leave the country before your New Zealand visa expires;
  • Have sufficient funds to support yourself and the amount depends on how long you will stay in New Zealand and whether you will be staying with family, friends or any paid accommodation.
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport;
  • Valid New Zealand Visa; Read more
  • Confirmed return Ticket;
  • Contact details of your relative, friends or business contact in New Zealand;
  • Confirmed hotel bookings (If Any);
  • New Zealand country Currency and other forms of forex;
  • An unlocked smartphone, preferable with a Sim card from India;
  • Any additional documents required to prove your purpose of visit (especially if you are travelling on a business Visa).
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What to do when you arrive in New Zealand

  • Keep your Declaration form in hand (provided to you on the flight); Read more
  • Keep all travel documents (passport, valid New Zealand Visa, return ticket, hotel bookings etc.) ready in case the immigration officer asks to produce any document;
  • If you are an unaccompanied minor, make sure you stay with the flight attendant who is in charge of your safety. Additionally, you must recognise the adult picking you up at the airport. If you have any doubts, you must inform the airline staff immediately.
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New Zealand country travel guide

New Zealand (or Aotearoa – land of the long white cloud), truly is one of the most picturesque and photogenic places on earth. A small island nation of just over 4.5 million people, New Zealand is made up of two major land masses (North Island and South Island) and a number of smaller islands including Stewart Island located in the south-western Pacific Ocean. Read more

The two main islands are divided by a 22km stretch of water called the Cook Strait. New Zealand is located approximately 1,500km east of Australia and about 1,000km from the Pacific Islands. Due to its relative remoteness and being water locked, New Zealand was one of the last countries to be found and settled.

The country is made up of some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes, from vast mountain ranges, steaming volcanoes to sweeping coastlines. It is a natural playground for thrill seekers and adventurers and those who simply want to visit for the culture and landscapes.

New Zealander's are affectionately known as "Kiwis". The name derives from the kiwi, a flightless bird native to New Zealand. It is also the national symbol. Kiwis are characterised as rugged, industrious problem solvers and people who innovate. Kiwis are great travellers themselves with many exploring and making an impact on the world (sport, business, politics, etc.). Younger New Zealander's often travel to England for working holidays before settling back in New Zealand and any New Zealander can travel and work in Australia indefinitely.

New Zealand is the adventure capital of the world. Hiking, skydiving, caving, bungy jumping, skiing — everything here is geared towards getting you outside and doing something incredible. As a popular destination for backpackers and budget travelers, New Zealand is surprisingly affordable and offers many ways to save money. You’ll find a variety of awesome landscapes in New Zealand, all within easy reach of each other. Spectacular glaciers, picturesque fiords, rugged mountains, vast plains, rolling hillsides, subtropical forest, volcanic plateau, and miles of coastline with gorgeous sandy beaches – it’s all here. No wonder New Zealand is becoming as popular as a location for movies! New Zealand has also developed into one of the cleanest and greenest countries in the world. There are 14 national parks throughout the country and almost a quarter of New Zealand is protected land. What else? There’s wildlife, wine and a cultural resurgence that’s seeing local films, literature and art gaining more and more attention. A blend of Maori and European culture, coupled with breath-taking landscapes provides New Zealand with a truly unique character.

Places to visit in New Zealand

1. Muriwai Beach, Auckland

Just a 40-minute drive from Auckland’s City Centre and you can find yourself on the West Coast. Massive black sand dunes, amazing surf and killer sunsets make this one of the best spots you can visit in New Zealand’s biggest “city”. Visit on a stormy day and see why it’s earned its nickname of the Wild West Coast. Don’t forget to check out the Gannet Colony that overlooks two stunning bays and has hundreds of huge birds flying right over your head!

2. Milford Sound

The ultimate New Zealand experience. This has to be hands down the most beautiful place in the entire country – if not the world. Get ready to be completely mind blown by expansive rainforest, towering mountains, hundreds of cascading waterfalls and DOLPHINS! The Sound can be explored by boat, kayak or plane each offering their own unique point of view. You’ll quickly realise not a single image you’ve ever seen compares to how magnificent this place is in real life.

3. Matapouri, Northland

One of the best places to visit in New Zealand if you’re looking for mermaids! OK, that was a lie. But you can find a place here that they would definitely hang out if they existed. Named “The Mermaid Pools” these huge hidden emerald rock pools are so deep you can right on dive in. Top tip: avoid visiting at high tide as the waves can crash over the rocks at an alarming speed and sweep you off your little sunbathing perch!

4. Piha

There’s no better way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city than to hit a cute little surf town. One of the best off-the-beaten track places to visit in New Zealand, Piha is known for its surf and rugged beauty. It sits on the West Coast of Auckland and hosts international surf competitions.

5. Mount Cook

The magnitude of this place needs to be seen to be believed. Taking the Hooker Valley walking track, you’ll be met with dramatic scenes of New Zealand’s highest mountain. An easy journey takes you alongside the rushing Hooker River, over very photogenic swing bridges and offers views of humongous ancient glaciers. If you stand still and listen, you can actually hear the glacier constantly cracking and moving. If you’re short on time, head to Tasman Lake – an easy 20-minute walk from the car park – where you can see Mount Cook reflected in the water and big icebergs just floating on by!

6. Wanaka

Over the Crown Range from Queenstown lies Wanaka. If you’re looking for places to visit in New Zealand where you can escape the tourist crowds of Queenstown and immerse yourself in a slower-paced mountain town. You can visit the famous Puzzle World, kayak the lake and explore the most incredible walking & biking trails. Nearby you can hit world class snow on the slopes of Treble Cone and Cardrona Ski Resorts. Even if you’re not a skier, the trip up to take in the view will be enough to keep you from ever wanting to go home.

7. Takapuna Beach

Nestled right in Auckland’s urban area of the North Shore you can find this stunning stretch of beach loved by all the locals (and their adorable doggies!). With frequent dolphin and orca sightings in the springtime and so many incredible restaurants right on its doorstep, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Head to the Takapuna Beach Cafe and get some of their famous gelato! Bonus adventure: the island you can see from the beach is a dormant volcano called Rangitoto Island – which you can actually climb to its summit! Well worth the hike with insane views of the entire Auckland Harbour!

8. Great Barrier Island

One of the magical places to visit in New Zealand that not many people make the effort to reach, but the trip is well worth it. A 4-hour ferry ride or a 30-minute flight will see you frolicking on white sandy beaches, jumping off secret waterfalls and chilling in natural hot springs hiding in the bush! More often than not you will find yourself alone while exploring this epic island. To blend in with the locals, don’t bother wearing any footwear and say hello to everyone you see!

9. Mahurangi West

A little-known place and somewhere I have only just discovered myself! Many people pass by this turn off on their way north from Auckland. If you can’t make it to the Bay of Islands on your trip, this is as close as you’ll get without the big drive! Hidden away here you’ll find stunning views & clear waters. There is a perfect little campground right on Sullivans Bay beach – the most amazing spot to watch the sunrise from your tent!

10. Cathedral Cove

While this is a top spot to hit on your New Zealand trip, it can get a bit crowded so it is well worth a sunrise mission! Head to the very right-hand side of the beach to find a fresh waterfall trickling down the Cliffside – the perfect way to rinse off after a salty swim! Also, don’t neglect the other bays you will pass on your walk back. Stingray Bay and Gemstone Bay are just as beautiful in their own way, and because people often don’t make the effort to visit you can have them all to yourself for a swim. Gemstone Bay is amazing for snorkelling, so take a snorkel & mask!

11. Russell, Bay Of Islands

As the first permanent European settlement, Russell’s original street plan from 1843 still stands and features some of New Zealand’s oldest historic buildings – some of which now house cute cafes and delicious restaurants. Russell is also the gateway to a stunning enclave with more than 140 subtropical islands. Imagine crystal clear waters, dolphins, incredible fishing and starry skies so bright you won’t believe your eyes.

12. Owharoa Falls, Karangahake Gorge

It wouldn’t be a successful road trip if you didn’t make a stop in the Karangahake Gorge to ogle the gorgeous Owharoa Falls. These are super easy to get to (right next to the road) making it an easy stop off on your travels! Perfect for a swim on a hot summers day!

13. Whangarei Falls

Many visit this picturesque spot to take their gram pics and just leave. But a lesser known secret is that you can actually climb in behind these falls! Head there nice and early to miss the crowds and if you’re lucky the rising sun will hit the water in just the right spot and you’ll be covered in rainbows! Take care climbing over the slippery rocks while getting in behind the falls!

14. Taranaki

This is the ultimate adventure playground. Surfing, mountains, great walks, snowboarding & sunsets – Taranaki has it all. The highly recommended Pouakai Crossing is a must-do. This full day hike will take you past the Pouakai Tarns – on a calm day you can see Mount Egmont reflected in the water and its crazy beautiful!

15. North Head

Another sneaky spot in Auckland that you can hit to escape the busy city. Located in the suburb of Devonport lays home to an underground system of old war tunnels built for WWII. Grab a torch and explore underground or frolic above on the grassy hills. On top of these hills you can see 360-degree views of Auckland. Be sure to take some flattened cardboard and have a go at grass surfing down the banks!

16. Roys Peak

If you’re keen for a mission, this 6-hour return hike is worth every step you take. Making the effort will reward you with some serious lactic acid build up and epic views of Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring, the Matukituki Valley and Wanaka (given it’s a clear day!). Be prepared for rapid weather changes here – take appropriate shoes and warm windproof clothing. You can get sun, rain, wind, sleet and snow in the space of just a few minutes!

17. Queenstown

No list of “best places to visit in New Zealand” would be complete without Queenstown. Renowned for its adventure activities (bungee jumping anyone?) thousands of tourists flock to see this incredible town every month and it’s not hard to see why. Heading up the gondola presents you with the most amazing views of the Southern Alps and the luge is also worth a nudge. Imagine flying down a mountainside on a small cart with the remarkable mountain range as your view. Too much. Fun!

18. Tongariro National Park

Sitting in the middle of the North Island you can find New Zealand’s oldest National Park. This area has 3 volcanos including Mount Tongariro and Mount Ruapehu – a huge active stratovolcano that you can ski and snowboard on in the winter! If you’re looking for places to visit in New Zealand from Lord of the Rings, then you might recognise Mount Ngauruhoe, which goes by the name of Mount Doom in the movies. For any hiking enthusiasts, the Tongariro Crossing is another must-do during the spring & summer months!

19. Glacier Country

Glacier Country is found on the Western Coast of South Island, and its jewel is the Westland National Park. In the park, you’ll have the chance to see the country’s two most spectacular glaciers: Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. Franz Josef Glacier is one of the most accessible glaciers on the planet, meaning that you can actually walk up to the glacier and even through the glacier valley itself. Guided tours give you a closer look at the expanding glaciers, and you can relax after a day of hiking by soaking in the incredible glacier hot pools.

20. Rotorua

Rotorua is known as the thermal wonderland of New Zealand. There are numerous geysers and hot springs in and around the city. Many of these are in parks and reserves. Natural eruptions of steam, hot water and mud occasionally occur in new locations. Nearby Wai-O-Tapu is also a popular place to visit with many hot springs noted for their colourful appearance, in addition to the Lady Knox Geyser.

21. Paihia

If you’re interested in exploring the Bay of Islands, then Paihia is a great place to visit in New Zealand. Paihia is all about the small-town feel, but it boasts an array of great hotels and recreational opportunities to appeal to travellers. If you’re feeling adventurous and active, you can swim with dolphins or even go scuba diving to see the underwater shipwreck called the Rainbow Warrior. Back on dry land, make your way to Marsden Road for exceptional restaurants serving up an array of freshly caught seafood.

22. Auckland

Known as the City of Sails, Auckland is the largest and most populated city in New Zealand. It is located on the North Island, and it is known for its vibrant culture and foodie landscape. For amazing views of this beautiful metropolis, climb the Auckland Harbour Bridge. If you’re interested in learning more about the history and heritage of New Zealand, then be sure to check out the Auckland Domain, which is the city’s oldest part. In the Auckland Domain, you’ll find great exhibits of Maori and Pacific Island artefacts at the iconic Auckland Museum

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New Zealand Facts and Figures

Name
New Zealand
Location:
South Pacific
Time:
IST (+) 6 1/2 hours Read more
Capital:
Wellington
Major cities:
Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton
Language:
English, Maori, Samoan, French & other
Area:
4,510,327 sq kms
Population:
30,493,433
National day:
06 Feb
Currency:
New Zealand Dollar  
Main Airline:
Air New Zealand (NZ)
International Airports:
Auckland (AKL)
Wellington (WLG)
Queenstown (ZQN)
Christchurch (CHC)
Hamilton (HLZ)
Best time to visit New Zealand:
December to February
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Other New Zealand Visa types

We currently only process Tourist and Business Visas. Kindly contact the Embassy for the following visa applications.

Listed below is a short overview of the different types of visas that New Zealand has to offer. New Zealand visas are based on what the purpose of your visit is leisure, family, business, or permanent migration. Certain visas are based on an offer of skilled employment in New Zealand, while others may rely on partnership criteria with a visa holder or New Zealand resident or citizen. Others yet are points-based or rely on investing in New Zealand.

1. Temporary Visas

NEW ZEALAND WORKING HOLIDAY

The working holiday scheme allows young tourists to travel through New Zealand with the ability to work on the side to subsidise their travels.

NEW ZEALAND WORK VISA

If you have an offer of skilled employment from a New Zealand employer then you can apply for a general New Zealand work visa.

WORK TO RESIDENCE VISA

Work to residence is initially a temporary work visa which can lead to New Zealand permanent residence after working on this visa for at least 24 months.

FAMILY VISA

If you have family permanently residing in New Zealand, or are in a relationship with a New Zealand citizen or resident, then you may be eligible to apply for a temporary and/or permanent residence visa under this category.

NEW ZEALAND STUDENT VISA

All students who are not New Zealand Citizens or Residents must apply for a student visa in order to study or attend school in New Zealand.

NEW ZEALAND VISITOR VISA

If you are looking to holiday in New Zealand, or wish to visit family and friends, then you can do so on a New Zealand visitor’s visa.

2. Business Visas

ENTREPRENEUR WORK VISA

Under this category, you can buy, invest or start up your own business in New Zealand.

NEW ZEALAND INVESTOR VISA

Investing money into New Zealand can lead to residence.

3. Residence Visas

SKILLED MIGRANT VISA

The most popular way to gaining New Zealand permanent residence is based on skilled migration.

PARTNER & FAMILY CATEGORIES

If you are either related to or in a relationship with a New Zealand citizen or resident then you could be eligible to migrate to New Zealand permanently.