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New Zealand Visitor Visa

 

The New Zealand Visitor visa allows you to visit New Zealand for various reasons. Among them, the primary reason is to spend your holiday or meet your family and friends. You can explore New Zealand enjoying the breathtaking landscapes and coastlines. If you are adventurous, then you can try some thrilling activities like river rafting, hiking, bungee jumping, skiing and more. Travelling around you can experience the rich Maori culture, as well as British European and Polynesian customs too. The New Zealand Visitor visa is of different types to help serve your purpose of visiting the country.

The following are the New Zealand Visitor Visa options and the eligibility criteria to help you decide:

The New Zealand Visitor visa helps you to travel to New Zealand with your family and engage in any of the following:

  • Explore New Zealand by going sightseeing, enjoying adventure sports and relishing the unique cuisines.
  • Meet family members and friends.
  • Stay and study up to 3 months.

Validity: The validity of the New Zealand Visitor visa is 9 months based on your plans.

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1.1 Essential Eligibility Requirements for New Zealand Visitor Visa

The eligibility criteria for the Visitor Visa are given below:

Proof of Identity: For the identity purpose, you need to provide:

  • The certified or original copy of your valid passport. Where you have a certificate of identity, issued by the government in your country to help you travel, you can produce that. It is advisable to furnish the original copy of your passport for quick processing.
  • Two acceptable photographs in case of sending a paper application. In case you apply online, you need only one acceptable photograph.

Health: The New Zealand Visitor visa requires you to conform to the health requirements by having a chest x-ray and medical examination to prove that you are in good health. However, your chest x-ray result must be within three months old. You must undergo a medical examination, which includes:

  • Physical examination.
  • Urine and blood tests.
  • Chest x-ray, if required.

For New Zealand Visitor visa, you are required to be in good health if you meet the acceptable standard of health requirements given below:

  • You will not cause danger to the health of the people residing in New Zealand.
  • Your stay in New Zealand will not cost a lot of money to the health and special education services offered by the government.
  • You can work or study for which the visa is granted to you.

Character: In case you will reside in New Zealand for more than 24 months and 17 years or more, you must submit a police certificate from:

  • Your native country.
  • Any other country where you have stayed for more than 5 years since becoming 17.

Where you have submitted a police certificate with the visa application sent earlier and if the certificate was issued in the last 24 months, then you do not have to provide one.

You are considered to be of good character if you do not have serious character issues like:

  • You are convicted of an offence and sentenced to imprisonment for a term of 5 years or more.
  • You are convicted of an offence in the last 10 years and sentenced to imprisonment for a term of 12 months or longer.
  • You are forbidden from entering New Zealand.
  • You have ever been deported, removed or excluded from any country.

For Family: You can have your family (partner and dependent children) accompany you to visit New Zealand and for the New Zealand Visitor visa application, you must submit the following evidence to bring your family:

  • Evidence like the marriage and birth certificates showing your relationship with them must be provided.
  • Their proof of identity.
  • Evidence showing they are in good health and of good character.

Bonafide: You must have a genuine intention of travelling to New Zealand and meet all the visa conditions. The immigration New Zealand will assess you to see whether you are bona fide by having all information in support of your claims in the application and about your circumstances.

Funds or Sponsorship: You must show that you have enough money to live while in New Zealand or you must have sponsorship. As for enough money, you must possess a minimum of NZ $1000 per month or NZ $400 per month in case you have paid for your accommodation. The following evidence must be provided in support of it:

  • Pre-paid voucher or receipts of the hotel showing the payment already made for accommodation.
  • Bank statements.
  • Credit card statements.
  • Bank drafts.
  • Travellers’ cheques.
  • A “Sponsorship Form for Temporary Entry” filled in by the acceptable sponsor.

Where you are sponsored, your sponsor must submit the following to show that he/she can look after you:

  • Current bank statements.
  • Employment agreement.
  • Payslips.
  • Payment of rent or accommodation ownership.

Health Care: You must take care of your health costs and must give a declaration that you will meet any expenses related to medical assistance or health care you receive in New Zealand.

Return: The New Zealand Visitor visa also requires you to have a ticket to leave the country or you must be sponsored for the onward travel expenses. You have to submit any of the following evidence:

  • The travel ticket, or
  • Enough money to buy a ticket to travel out of New Zealand. The proof must show funds in addition to the money you need to live in New Zealand.
  • A Sponsorship for Temporary Entry from an acceptable sponsor.

1.2 Processing Time for the New Zealand Visitor Visa

The processing time for the Visitor visa under New Zealand Visitor visa depends on the time you submit your application online or offline. The time-frame for applying online and visa processing take 20 working days. Where your visa application is a paper submission, it takes 25 working days for visa processing. However, it depends a lot on the time you take to produce supporting documents and any additional information to the immigration office.

1.3 Cost for the New Zealand  Visitor Visa

The cost for the Visitor visa under the New Zealand Visitor visa category depends on whether you submit an online application or a paper application.

For online application:

The visa application cost for the Visitor visa is NZD 165, which includes an immigration levy too. You can pay this using a credit or debit card. There is also a receiving centre fee of 665 – 1485 INR to be paid to the Visa Application Center (VAC), who receives and handles your visa.

For paper application:

The cost for the visa application is 8900 INR and it includes the immigration levy too. Moreover, you need to pay the Visa Application Center (VAC) service fee of 1000 – 1770 INR while applying.

Other Costs

You may also incur any fees and costs related to health examinations; nevertheless, they vary from country to country. The police checks for the character requirement has a fee and it can also vary from country to country.

Our Professional Services Fee

It depends on the type of visa and the work involved from our end.

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2. Group New Zealand Visitor Visa

If you want to travel to New Zealand as a group, where the group has a similar purpose and travel arrangements, you need to apply for the Group Visitor visa. For the purpose, the group must have a leader and takes the responsibility of the visa and arrival formalities. The validity of this visa is one month.

2.1 Essential Eligibility Requirements for Group New Zealand Visitor Visa

The eligibility criteria for the Group Visitor visa are given below:

Group Travel: As the group leader has to take the responsibility of the visa application and travel arrangements, he/she must fill in the Group Visa Application and include:

  • Each group member’s name.
  • Other details for identification like the passport numbers and date of birth.
  • A declaration which confirms the same purpose, day and duration of time of travel of the group and it must be signed by every member of the group.

Individual Visitor Visas: Though a group, each member must fill in an appropriate application for the Group Visitor visa and meet the eligibility criteria. Nevertheless, the group leader has to attach the individual visitor visa applications with the Group Visitor visa application and send it for consideration.

2.2 Processing Time for the Group New Zealand  Visitor Visa

If applying through ADS Agent:

The processing time for the Group Visitor visa under New Zealand Visitor visa depends on the time you submit your application online or offline. The timeframe for applying online and visa processing take 4 working days. Where your visa application is a paper submission, it also takes 4 working days for visa processing. However, it depends a lot on the time you take to produce supporting documents and any additional information to the immigration office.

If not applying through ADS Agent:

The processing time for online, as well as a paper submission here, is within 6 working days.

2.3 Cost for the Group New Zealand Visitor Visa

The cost for the Group Visitor visa under the New Zealand Visitor visa category depends on whether you submit an online application or a paper application.

For online application: If applying through ADS Agent:

The visa application cost for the Group Visitor visa is NZD 60 per person, which includes an immigration levy too. You can pay this using a credit or debit card. There is also a receiving centre fee of 665 – 1485 INR to be paid per applicant to the Visa Application Center (VAC), who receives and handles your visa.

If not applying through ADS Agent:

The processing fee for the visa application is NZD 95 per person, while the VAC service fee is the same Rs. 665 – 1485 INR per applicant.

For paper application:

The cost for the visa application is 2900 INR per person and it includes the immigration levy too. Moreover, you need to pay the Visa Application Center (VAC) service fee of 1000 – 1770 INR per applicant while applying. This fee is charged to receive and submit your application to Immigration New Zealand.

If not applying through ADS Agent:

The cost to process the application is Rs. 4600 per person, while the VAC service fee is the same Rs. 1000 – 1770 INR per applicant.

Our Professional Services Fee

It depends on the type of visa and the work involved from our end.

 

3. Occupational Registration New Zealand Visitor Visa

The Occupational Registration Visitor visa category under the New Zealand Visitor visa is essential if you want to visit New Zealand to acquire New Zealand occupational registration, or if you want more time to get your occupational registration while in New Zealand after applying for permanent residency. However, your eligibility for the registration process must be confirmed by the relevant New Zealand registration body. The validity of this visa is up to 3 months.

3.1 Essential Eligibility Requirements for Occupational Registration New Zealand Visitor Visa

The eligibility requirements for the Occupational Registration Visitor visa are given below:

Proof of Identity: For the identity purpose, you need to provide:

  • Two acceptable photographs in case of a paper application submission. As for online submission, you need to send only one.
  • The original copy or a certified copy of your passport in case you have submitted a paper application; nevertheless, it is recommended to submit an original passport for the faster processing of the visa. Where you apply online, you can attach a copy of your passport and follow it later by the original one.

Proof of Good Health: This New Zealand Visitor Visa requires you to produce a chest x-ray and medical examination to prove that you are in good health. For Occupational Registration Visitor Visa, you must be in good health if you satisfy the acceptable standard of health requirements given below:

  • Your health will not cause any danger to the New Zealand people residing there.
  • Your health will not cost a lot of money on the health and special education services offered by the government.
  • You can work or study for which the visa is granted to you.

Character: You have to produce a police certificate if you are above 17 years and will stay in New Zealand for more than 24 months from:

  • Your country.
  • Other countries where you have resided for more than 5 years after becoming 17 years.

You do not have to submit a police certificate if you have submitted it with the visa application earlier within 24 months.

Bonafide: Your intention of travelling to New Zealand must be genuine and you should meet the required visa conditions. The authorities will assess you and check if you are bona fide by having all information in support of your claims in the application and about your circumstances.

Registration Eligibility: For Occupational Registration Visitor visa, you must qualify for the New Zealand registration process. Confirmation in writing from the relevant registration body must be provided stating that:

  • You meet the eligibility standards of New Zealand registration process.
  • You have achieved the enrolment requirements, including English language skills.

Funds or Sponsorship: This visa category under the New Zealand Visitor visa requires you to furnish details of your financial position adequate to live in New Zealand or you must have sponsorship. For the purpose, you must have a minimum of NZ $1000 per month or NZ $400 per month in case your accommodation is paid. The following evidence must be provided in support of it:

  • Pre-paid voucher or receipts of hotel paid for accommodation.
  • Bank statements
  • Credit card statements
  • Bank drafts
  • Travellers’ cheques
  • A “Sponsorship Form for Temporary Entry” filled in by the acceptable sponsor.

If you are sponsored, your sponsor must produce the following to show that he/she can look after you:

  • Current bank statements.
  • Employment agreement.
  • Payslips.
  • Payment of rent or accommodation ownership.

Onward Travel: This New Zealand visitor visa also requires you to have a ticket to leave the country or sponsorship for onward travel expenses. You have to submit any of the following evidence:

  • The travel ticket, or
  • Sufficient money to buy a ticket to travel out of New Zealand. You must also provide evidence of having additional money to live in New Zealand.
  • A Sponsorship for Temporary Entry from an acceptable sponsor.

Health Care: You must agree to take care of your health costs. You need to provide a declaration in your application that you will meet the medical assistance or health care expenses, you receive in New Zealand. It is recommended that the visitor have full health insurance during the period of the visit.

3.2 Processing Time for Occupational Registration New Zealand Visitor Visa

The processing time depends on your application whether submitted online or offline. For the application submitted online, the visa processing time may take 20 working days, whereas the visa application for paper submission takes 25 working days for processing. Nevertheless, much depends on the time you take to produce supporting documents and any additional information to the immigration office.

3.3 Cost for Occupational Registration New Zealand Visitor Visa

The cost for the Occupational Registration Visitor Visa category under the New Zealand Visitor visa depends on the application whether it is online or paper submission.

For online application:

The cost for the visa is NZD 165, including an immigration levy. You have to pay an additional receiving centre fee of 665 – 1485 INR to the Visa Application Center (VAC) for handling your visa.

For paper application:

The cost for the paper application submission is 8900 INR and it includes the immigration levy too. Moreover, you need to pay the Visa Application Center (VAC) service fee of 1000 – 1770 INR while applying.

Other Costs

You may also have to pay costs related to health examinations and police certificate which may differ from country to country.

Our Professional Services Fee

It depends on the type of visa and the work involved from our end.

 

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4. Parent and Grandparent New Zealand Visitor Visa

The Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa under the New Zealand Visitor visa category allows parents and grandparents to visit their children or grandchildren, who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents. The visa gives you the following benefits:

  • Travel to and from New Zealand multiple times.
  • Visit your family members in New Zealand.
  • Add your partner in the visa application.

The visa allows you to stay up to 6 months at a time in New Zealand. However, you can stay a maximum of 18 months in 3 years.

4.1 Essential Eligibility Requirements for Parent and Grandparent New Zealand Visitor Visa

The eligibility criteria for the Parent and Grandparent Visitor visa are given below:

Proof of Identity: You need to provide for the identity purpose:

  • The certified or original copy of your valid passport. In case you have a certificate of identity, issued by the government in your country to help you travel, it will suffice. It is advisable to furnish the original copy of your passport for quick processing.
  • Two acceptable photographs in case of sending a paper application. In case you apply online, you need only one acceptable photograph.

Health: This New Zealand Visitor visa requires you to conform to the health requirements by having a chest x-ray and medical examination to prove that you are in good health. However, your chest x-ray result must be within three months old. You must undergo a medical examination, which includes:

  • Physical examination.
  • Urine and blood tests.
  • Chest x-ray, if required.

To have the Parent and Grandparent Visitor visa granted, you are required to be in good health if you meet the acceptable standard of health requirements given below:

  • You will not cause danger to the health of the people residing in New Zealand.
  • Your stay in New Zealand will not cost a lot of money to the health and special education services offered by the government.
  • You can work or study for which the visa is granted to you.

It is advisable to apply for this visa 4 months earlier than the time you intend to travel if you have a medical condition or have not undergone a medical examination and submitted certificates in the last 36 months.

Character: In case you will stay in New Zealand for more than 24 months, you must submit a police certificate if you are 17 years or more from:

  • Your native country.
  • Any other country where you have stayed for more than 5 years since becoming 17.

Where you have submitted a police certificate with the visa application sent earlier and if the certificate was issued in the last 24 months, then you do not have to provide one.
You are considered to be of good character if you do not have serious character issues like:

  • You are convicted of an offence and sentenced to imprisonment for a term of 5 years or more.
  • You are convicted of an offence in the last 10 years and sentenced to imprisonment for a term of 12 months or longer.
  • You are forbidden from entering New Zealand.
  • You have ever been deported, removed or excluded from any country.

Bonafide: You must have a genuine intention of travelling to New Zealand for visiting the country and meet all the visa conditions. The immigration New Zealand will assess you to see whether you are bona fide by having all information in support of your claims in the application and about your circumstances.

Be Sponsored: Your child or grandchild or their parent must sponsor you. To be eligible for it, they must be:

  • A citizen or resident of New Zealand.
  • Your family members like your child, grandchild, or their parent.
  • 18 years or above.
  • Acceptable sponsors meeting the criteria.
  • Sponsoring only you and your partner.

For sponsorship, they must submit a completed ‘Sponsorship Form for Temporary Entry’.

Immigration Status of your Sponsor: You must provide evidence of the residential status of your sponsor. It can be an original or a certified copy of:

  • A birth certificate, New Zealand passport, certificate of citizenship, or
  • New Zealand Resident Visa, or
  • Australian passport

Evidence of Relationship to the Sponsor: The following evidence is required to be submitted if your sponsor is your child’s parent or grandchild’s parent, but not your child.

  • Birth certificates
  • Adoption papers
  • Documents, if any that show your relationship to the sponsor or the sponsor’s relationship to your child or grandchild.

Health Care: You must take care of your health costs and must give a declaration that you will meet any expenses related to medical assistance or health care you receive in New Zealand.

For Including Partner: Your partner must also conform to the requirements of this New Zealand Visitor visa category. To include your partner in the application, you must furnish:

  • The marriage certificate, showing your relationship with the partner.
  • The evidence satisfying the identity, health and character requirements.

4.2 Processing Time for the Parent and Grandparent New Zealand  Visitor Visa

The processing time for the Parent and Grandparent Visitor visa under New Zealand Visitor visa depends on the time you submit your application online or offline. The time-frame for applying online and visa processing take 20 working days. Where your visa application is a paper submission, it takes 25 working days for processing. An extra of 2 months is needed for any medical conditions. However, it depends a lot on the time it takes to review your medical information if you have a medical condition and the time you take to produce supporting documents and any additional information to the immigration office.

4.3 Cost for the Parent and Grandparent  New Zealand Visitor Visa

The cost for the Parent and Grandparent Visitor visa under the New Zealand Visitor visa category depends on whether you submit an online application or a paper application.

For online application:

The visa application cost for the Parent and Grandparent Visitor visa is NZD 165, which includes an immigration levy too. You can pay this using a credit or debit card. There is also a receiving centre fee of 665 – 1485 INR to be paid to the Visa Application Center (VAC), who receives and handles your visa.

For paper application:

The cost for the visa application is 8900 INR and it includes the immigration levy too. Moreover, you need to pay the Visa Application Center (VAC) service fee of 1000 – 1770 INR while applying.

Other Costs

You may also incur any fees and costs related to health examinations; nevertheless, they vary from country to country. The police checks for the character requirement has a fee and it can also vary from country to country.

Our Professional Services Fee

It depends on the type of visa and the work involved from our end.

 

5. Guardian of a Student Visitor Visa

The Guardian of a Student Visitor visa under the New Zealand Visitor Visa category allows the parent and legal guardian to travel, stay, and take care of their children, who are on a student visa, in New Zealand. The visa is issued only to one parent or guardian at one time and where you need your partner or dependent children to accompany you, they need to apply separately.

5.1 Essential Eligibility Requirements for Guardian of a Student Visitor Visa

The eligibility criteria for the Guardian of a Student Visitor Visa are given below:

Proof of Identity: You need to provide for the identity purpose:

  • The certified or original copy of your valid passport. In case you have a certificate of identity, issued by the government in your country to help you travel, it will suffice. It is advisable to furnish the original copy of your passport for quick processing.
  • Two acceptable photographs in case of sending a paper application. In case you apply online, you need only one acceptable photograph.

Health: This New Zealand Visitor visa requires you to comply with the health requirements by having a chest x-ray and medical examination to prove that you are in good health. However, your chest x-ray result must be within three months old. You must undergo a medical examination, which includes: Physical examination, Urine and blood tests and Chest x-ray if required

Character: In case you will stay in New Zealand for more than 24 months, you must submit a police certificate if you are 17 years or more from:

  • Your native country
  • Any other country where you have stayed for more than 5 years since becoming 17.

Where you have submitted a police certificate with the visa application sent earlier and if the certificate was issued in the last 24 months, then you do not have to provide one.
The visa also requires you to be of a good character by not involving in any serious character issues, which are mentioned earlier in this page.

Bonafide: You must have a genuine intention of travelling to New Zealand for visiting the country and meet all the visa conditions. The Immigration New Zealand will assess you to see whether you are bona fide by having all information in support of your claims in the application and about your circumstances.

A child must have Student Visa: Your child must possess a current student visa for you to qualify for the Guardian of a Student Visitor Visa.

A child must be School-aged: To be a guardian, your child must be 17 years or under or must be enrolled in school years 1-13.

The parent or Legal Guardian: You must be the parent or guardian of the child, who has a student visa to apply for this visa.

Funds or Sponsorship: You must show that you have enough money to live while in New Zealand or you must have sponsorship. As for enough money, you must possess a minimum of NZ $1000 per month or NZ $400 per month in case you have paid for your accommodation. The following evidence must be provided in support of it:

  • Pre-paid voucher or receipts of the hotel showing the payment already made for accommodation.
  • Bank statements.
  • Credit card statements.
  • Bank drafts.
  • Travellers’ cheques.
  • A “Sponsorship Form for Temporary Entry” filled in by the acceptable sponsor.

Where you are sponsored, your sponsor must submit the following to show that he/she can look after you:

  • Current bank statements.
  • Employment agreement.
  • Payslips.
  • Payment of rent or accommodation ownership.

Health Care: You must take care of your health costs and must give a declaration that you will meet any expenses related to medical assistance or health care you receive in New Zealand.

Return: This category of New Zealand Visitor visa also requires you to have a ticket to leave the country or you must be sponsored for the onward travel expenses. You have to submit any of the following evidence:

  • The travel ticket, or
  • Enough money to buy a ticket to travel out of New Zealand. The proof must show funds in addition to the money you need to live in New Zealand.
  • A Sponsorship for Temporary Entry from an acceptable sponsor.

5.2 Processing Time for Guardian of a Student Visitor Visa

The processing time for the Guardian of a Student Visitor visa under New Zealand Visitor visa depends on the time you submit your application online or offline. The online submission for this visa offers you a timeframe of 20 working days. Where your visa application is a paper submission, it takes 25 working days for processing. Nevertheless, it depends a lot on the time you take to produce supporting documents and any additional information to the immigration office.

5.3 Cost for the Guardian of a Student Visitor Visa

The cost for the Guardian of a Student Visitor visa under the New Zealand Visitor visa category depends on whether you submit an online application or a paper application.

For online application:

The visa application cost for the Guardian of a Student Visitor visa is NZD 165, which includes an immigration levy too. You can pay this using a credit or debit card. There is also a receiving centre fee of 665 – 1485 INR to be paid to the Visa Application Center (VAC), who receives and handles your visa.

For paper application:

The cost for the visa application is 8900 INR and it includes the immigration levy too. Moreover, you need to pay the Visa Application Center (VAC) service fee of 1000 – 1770 INR while applying.

Other Costs

You may also incur any fees and costs related to health examinations; nevertheless, they vary from country to country. The police checks for the character requirement has a fee and it can also vary from country to country.

Our Professional Services Fee

It depends on the type of visa and the work involved from our end.

 

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6. Partner of a New Zealander Visitor Visa

The Partner of a New Zealander Visitor Visa under the New Zealand Visitor Visa allows you to join your partner, who is a New Zealand citizen or resident, and travel and explore New Zealand. The visa also permits you to stay and study but only up to 3 months. The validity of the Partner of a New Zealander Visitor visa is up to 24 months.

6.1 Essential Eligibility Requirements for Partner of a New Zealander Visitor Visa

You have to meet the following eligibility criteria to have this type of New Zealand Visitor visa granted.

Proof of Identity: You need to support your application with the following for the identity purpose:

  • The certified or original copy of your valid passport. Where you hold a certificate of identity, issued by the government in your country to help you travel, it will also be considered as the proof of identity. It is advisable to furnish the original copy of your passport for quick processing.
  • Two acceptable photographs in case of sending a paper application. In case you apply online, you need only one acceptable photograph.

Health: You have to meet the health requirements for this New Zealand Visitor visa by having a chest x-ray and medical examination to prove that you are in good health. However, your chest x-ray result must be not more than three months old. You must undergo medical examination like Physical examination, Urine and blood tests and Chest x-ray, if required.

Character: In case you will stay in New Zealand for more than 24 months and you are 17 years or more, you must furnish a police certificate if you are from:

  • Your native country.
  • Any other country where you have stayed for more than 5 years since becoming 17.

Where you have submitted a police certificate with the visa application sent earlier and if the certificate was issued in the last 24 months, then you do not have to provide one.

The visa also requires you to be of a good character, where you are not involved in any serious character issues mentioned earlier in this page.

Bonafide: You must have a genuine intention of travelling to New Zealand for visiting the country and meet all the visa conditions. The Immigration New Zealand will assess you to see whether you are bona fide by having all information in support of your claims in the application and about your circumstances.

Partner’s Immigration Status: The important condition of this New Zealand Visitor visa is your partner must be a resident or citizen of New Zealand and must submit the original or certified copy of any one given below:

  • A New Zealand birth certificate.
  • A New Zealand passport.
  • A New Zealand residence class visa.
  • A certificate of New Zealand citizenship.

Where your partner’s Australian citizenship or residence status gains him/her the New Zealand residency, then he/she may be required to submit the original or certified copy of the Australian permanent resident visa or resident return visa or passport.

Your Partner’s Character: When it comes to meeting the character requirements, your partner must also submit a police certificate from the country he/she has stayed for the past 12 months or more in the last 10 years. It is accepted though it is done in multiple visits. Where your partner is granted a character waiver, it will suffice.

Eligible NZ Supporting Partner: Your work visa application has to be supported by your partner. Moreover, your partner must also be eligible to support your residence by completing the ‘Partnership support form for Residence/Temporary entry. To determine the eligibility to support you for residence, he/she must not have:

  • Supported more than one previous partner for residence.
  • Supported a previous partner for residence in the last 5 years.
  • Included a previous partner in the successful residence application in the last 5 years.
  • Included themselves in the successful residence application as a partner in the last 5 years.
  • Been subjected to deportation or the deportation liability suspended.

Relationship with your Partner: Your relationship with your partner must be genuine and lasting and sufficient evidence of living together in such a relationship must be furnished. The evidence to show includes:

  • How long you are in a relationship with your partner.
  • How long you have been living together.
  • Your responsibilities and sharing of finances.
  • Photos of you and your partner spending time together and emails, chats and other social media messages or conversations between you.
  • Recognition from other people of your relationship.
  • Any other evidence to prove your genuine and lasting relationship.

Your Partner’s Plans: You need to furnish the plans of your partner, who must be in New Zealand when you visit.

Funds or Sponsorship: Visiting New Zealand under the Partner of a New Zealander Visitor Visa requires you to have sufficient money or acceptable sponsorship to live in New Zealand. You are required to have a minimum of NZ $1000 per month or NZ $400 per month in case you have paid for your accommodation. The following evidence must be provided in support of it:

  • Pre-paid voucher or receipts of the hotel showing the payment already made for accommodation.
  • Bank statements.
  • Credit card statements.
  • Bank drafts.
  • Travellers’ cheques.
  • A “Sponsorship Form for Temporary Entry” filled in by the acceptable sponsor.

In the case of sponsorship, your sponsor must provide essential documents to show that he/she can look after you:

  • Current bank statements.
  • Employment agreement.
  • Payslips.
  • Payment of rent or accommodation ownership.

Return: This New Zealand Visitor visa necessitates that you have a ticket to travel back to your country or you must be sponsored for the onward travel expenses. As evidence you have to submit any of the following:

  • A travel ticket, or
  • Enough money to buy a ticket to travel out of New Zealand. The proof must show funds in addition to the money you need to live in New Zealand.
  • A Sponsorship for Temporary Entry from an acceptable sponsor.

Dependent Children: Where you need your dependent children to accompany, you must:

  • Fill in an “Additional Dependents for a Visitor Visa” form
  • Submit the birth certificates or adoption papers showing your relationship with them
  • Furnish their identity
  • Prove that they are of good character
  • Provide evidence showing them in good health

6.2 Processing Time for Partner of a New Zealander Visitor Visa

The visa application, along with a ‘Form for Partners Supporting partnership-based Temporary Application’ is sent as a paper submission and it takes 25 working days for processing. Nevertheless, the processing time depends much on the time you take to produce supporting documents and any additional information to the immigration office.

6.3 Cost for Partner of a New Zealander Visitor Visa

The cost for the Partner of a New Zealander Visitor Visa under the New Zealand Visitor visa category is 8900 INR and it includes the immigration levy too. There is also an additional Visa Application Center (VAC) service fee of 1000 – 1770 INR while applying.

Other Costs

There is also cost incurred for health examinations though they vary from country to country. The police checks for the character requirement has a fee and it can also vary from country to country.

Our Professional Services Fee

It depends on the type of visa and the work involved from our end.

 

7. Partner of a Worker New Zealand Visitor Visa

If your partner has a work visa in New Zealand, you are eligible for a Partner of a Worker Visitor visawhich allows you to stay in New Zealand and explore and enjoy the country, as well as study bur only up to 3 months. The validity of this visa is the same as that of the work visa of your partner.

7.1 Essential Eligibility Requirements for Partner of a Worker New Zealand  Visitor Visa

Some of the eligibility criteria for the Partner of a Worker Visitor Visa are as follows:

Proof of Identity: You need to support your application with the following for the identity purpose:

  • The certified or original copy of your valid passport. Where you hold a certificate of identity, issued by the government in your country to help you travel, it will also be considered as the proof of identity. It is advisable to furnish the original copy of your passport for quick processing.
  • Two acceptable photographs in case of sending a paper application. In case you apply online, you need only one acceptable photograph.

Good Health: To be eligible for the Partner of a Worker Visitor Visa, you must produce a chest x-ray and medical examination reports to show that you are in good health. Nonetheless, your chest x-ray result must be not more than three months old. You must undergo medical examination like Physical examination, Urine and blood tests and Chest x-ray, if required.

Character: In case you will stay in New Zealand for more than 24 months and you are 17 years or more, you must furnish a police certificate if you are from:

  • Your native country.
  • Any other country where you have stayed for more than 5 years since becoming 17.

Where you have submitted a police certificate with the visa application sent earlier and if the certificate was issued in the last 24 months, then you do not have to provide one.
The visa also requires you to be of a good character, where you are not involved in any serious character issues mentioned earlier in this page.

Bonafide: You must have a genuine intention of travelling to New Zealand for visiting the country and meet all the visa conditions. The Immigration New Zealand will assess you to see whether you are bona fide by having all information in support of your claims in the application and about your circumstances.

Your Partner’s Identity: An original or certified copy of the passport has to be submitted as proof of your partner’s identity. The certified copy of your partner’s passport must be a photocopy duly signed or a stamped. The certifier, who could be lawyer, Justice of Peace, court official or notary, should be judicially authorized to carry statutory declaration at your native country or in New Zealand.

Your Partner’s Character: When it comes to meeting the character requirements, your partner must also submit a police certificate from the country he/she has stayed for the past 12 months or more in the last 10 years. It is accepted even if it is done in multiple visits. Where your partner is granted a character waiver, it will also suffice.

Relationship with your Partner: Your relationship with your partner must be genuine and lasting and sufficient evidence of living together in such a relationship must be furnished. The evidence to support includes:

  • How long you are in a relationship with your partner.
  • How long you have been living together.
  • Your responsibilities and sharing of finances.
  • Photos of you and your partner spending time together and emails, chats and other social media messages or conversations between you.
  • Recognition from other people of your relationship.
  • Any other evidence to prove your genuine and lasting relationship.

Eligible NZ Supporting Partner: Your application is valid only if it is supported by your eligible partner. However, your partner has to fill in a “Form for Partners Supporting partnership-based Temporary Entry.

Your Partner’s Visa: This New Zealand Visitor visa wants your partner to possess a relevant work visa. The New Zealand migration authority will verify the records for the proof of a proper work visa of your partner. You will fail to meet the required eligibility if your partner’s work visa was issued for:

  • 6 months or less.
  • A job of a foreign crew of fishing vessels.
  • A working holiday.
  • Employment with a Recognized or Supplementary Seasonal Employer.
  • Searching a Silver Fern or Skilled Migrant Category job.
  • A domestic employee of a consular, diplomat or official staff.
  • A short-term work while the refugee-status claim is being assessed.
  • Lower-skilled work under an Essential Skills visa.

Funds or Sponsorship: The Partner of a Worker Visitor visa requires you to have sufficient money or acceptable sponsorship to live in New Zealand. You are required to have a minimum of NZ $1000 per month or NZ $400 per month in case you have paid for your accommodation. The following evidence must be provided in support of it:

  • Pre-paid voucher or receipts of the hotel showing the payment already made for accommodation.
  • Bank statements.
  • Credit card statements.
  • Bank drafts.
  • Travellers’ cheques.
  • A “Sponsorship Form for Temporary Entry” filled in by the acceptable sponsor.

In the case of sponsorship, your sponsor must provide essential documents to show that he/she can look after you:

  • Current bank statements.
  • Employment agreement.
  • Payslips.
  • Payment of rent or accommodation ownership.

Onward Travel: The Partner of a Worker Visitor visa under the New Zealand Visitor visa requires you to provide evidence to show that you have a ticket to return or a sponsor to take care of your cost of onward travelFor evidence, you need to submit:

  • a travel ticket, or
  • Enough money to buy a ticket to travel out of New Zealand. The proof must show funds in addition to the money you need to live in New Zealand.
  • A Sponsorship for Temporary Entry from an acceptable sponsor.

Dependent Children: Where you need your dependent children to accompany, you must:

  • Fill in an “Additional Dependents for a Visitor Visa” form.
  • Submit the birth certificates or adoption papers showing your relationship with them.
  • Furnish their identity.
  • Prove that they are of good character.
  • Provide evidence showing them in good health.

7.2 Processing Time for Partner of a Worker New Zealand Visitor Visa

The visa application, along with a ‘Form for Partners Supporting partnership-based Temporary Application’ is sent as a paper submission and it takes 25 working days for processing. However, the processing time depends much on the time you take to produce supporting documents and any additional information to the immigration office.

7.3 Cost for Partner of a Worker New Zealand  Visitor Visa

The cost for the Partner of a Worker Visitor Visa under the New Zealand Visitor visa category is 8900 INR and it includes the immigration levy too. There is also an additional Visa Application Center (VAC) service fee of 1000 – 1770 INR while applying.

Other Costs

There is also cost incurred for health examinations though they vary from country to country. The police checks for the character requirement has a fee and it can also vary from country to country.

Our Professional Services Fee

It is based on the type of visa and the work involved.

 

8. Partner of a Student New Zealand Visitor Visa

The Partner of a Student Visitor Visa under the New Zealand Visitor Visa helps you to join your partner, who studies in New Zealand. The visa also allows you to travel across New Zealand, stay and study but only up to 3 months. The validity of the Partner of a Student Visitor Visa is up to the time of your partner’s student visa. The application for the visa can be submitted at the time your partner applied for the student visa. However, the visa will be issued only after the approval of your partner’s application.

8.1 Essential Eligibility Requirements for Partner of a Student New Zealand  Visitor Visa

The Partner of a Student Visitor Visa category under the New Zealand Visitor visa requires you to fulfil the following eligibility criteria.

Proof of Identity: You have to furnish the following for identity:

  • The certified or original copy of your valid passport. Where you hold a certificate of identity, issued by the government in your country to help you travel, it will also be considered as the proof of identity. It is advisable to furnish the original copy of your passport for quick processing.
  • Two acceptable photographs.

Health: This category of New Zealand Visitor visa asks for meeting the health requirements, wherein you need to undergo a chest x-ray and medical examination to prove that you are in good health. However, your chest x-ray result must be not more than three months old. As for the medical examination you have to have: Physical examination, Urine and blood tests and Chest x-ray, if required.

Character: In case you will stay in New Zealand for more than 24 months and you are 17 years or more, you must furnish a police certificate if you are from:

  • Your native country.
  • Any other country where you have stayed for more than 5 years since becoming 17.

Where you have submitted a police certificate with the visa application sent earlier and if the certificate was issued in the last 24 months, then you do not have to provide one.

The visa also requires you to be of a good character, where you are not involved in any serious character issues mentioned earlier in this page.

Bonafide: You must have a genuine intention of travelling to New Zealand for visiting the country and meet all the visa conditions. The Immigration New Zealand will assess you to see whether you are bona fide by having all information in support of your claims in the application and about your circumstances.

Your Partner’s Visa: To qualify for the Partner of a Student Visitor Visa, your partner must have a Student visa granted.

Proof of Identity of Your Partner: An original or certified copy of the passport has to be submitted as proof of your partner’s identity.

Your Partner’s Character: When it comes to meeting the character requirements, your partner must also submit a police certificate from the country he/she has stayed for the past 12 months or more in the last 10 years. It is accepted even if it is done in multiple visits. Where your partner is granted a character waiver, it will also suffice.

Eligible NZ Supporting Partner: Your application is valid only if it is supported by your eligible partner. However, your partner has to fill in a “Form for Partners Supporting partnership-based Temporary Entry.

Relationship with your Partner: Your relationship with your partner must be genuine and lasting and sufficient evidence of living together in such a relationship must be furnished. The evidence to support includes:

  • How long you are in a relationship with your partner.
  • How long you have been living together.
  • Your responsibilities and sharing of finances.
  • Photos of you and your partner spending time together and emails, chats and other social media messages or conversations between you.
  • Recognition from other people of your relationship.
  • Any other evidence to prove your genuine and lasting relationship.

Funds or Sponsorship: Visiting New Zealand under the Partner of a Student Visitor Visa requires you to have sufficient money or acceptable sponsorship to live in New Zealand. You are required to have a minimum of NZ $1000 per month or NZ $400 per month in case you have paid for your accommodation. The following evidence must be provided in support of it:

  • Pre-paid voucher or receipts of the hotel showing the payment already made for accommodation.
  • Bank statements.
  • Credit card statements.
  • Bank drafts.
  • Travellers’ cheques.
  • A “Sponsorship Form for Temporary Entry” filled in by the acceptable sponsor.

In the case of sponsorship, your sponsor must provide essential documents to show that he/she can look after you:

  • Current bank statements.
  • Employment agreement.
  • Payslips.
  • Payment of rent or accommodation ownership.

Onward Travel: This New Zealand Visitor visa necessitates that you have a ticket to travel back to your country or you must be sponsored for the onward travel expenses. As evidence you have to submit any of the following:

  • a travel ticket, or
  • Enough money to buy a ticket to travel out of New Zealand. The proof must show funds in addition to the money you need to live in New Zealand.
  • A Sponsorship for Temporary Entry from an acceptable sponsor.

Dependent Children: Where you need your dependent children to accompany, you must:

  • Fill in an “Additional Dependents for a Visitor Visa” form.
  • Submit the birth certificates or adoption papers showing your relationship with them.
  • Furnish their identity.
  • Prove that they are of good character.
  • Provide evidence showing them in good health.

8.2 Processing Time for Partner of a Student  New Zealand Visitor Visa

The processing time for the visa application, along with a ‘Form for Partners Supporting partnership-based Temporary Application’ as a paper submission is 25 working days. However, the processing time depends much on the time you take to produce supporting documents and any additional information to the immigration office.

8.3 Cost for Partner of a Student New Zealand Visitor Visa

The cost for the Partner of a Student Visitor Visa under the New Zealand Visitor visa category is 8900 INR and it includes the immigration levy too. There is also an additional Visa Application Center (VAC) service fee of 1000 – 1770 INR while applying.

Other Costs

There is also cost incurred for health examinations though they vary from country to country. The police checks for the character requirement has a fee and it can also vary from country to country.

Our Professional Services Fee

It depends on the type of visa and the work involved from our end.

 

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9. Medical Treatment New Zealand Visitor Visa

The Medical Treatment Visitor visa category under the New Zealand Visitor visa is meant for those who are on medical treatment or consultation to New Zealand. The visa requires you to have enough money to meet the cost of the treatment and stay in New Zealand. You need to apply for this visa even if you come from the visa waiver country. The validity of the Medical Treatment Visitor visa is up to 6 months.

9.1 Essential Eligibility Requirements for Medical Treatment  New Zealand Visitor Visa

The eligibility criteria for the Medical Treatment Visitor visa are given below:

Proof of Identity: For the identity purpose, you need to provide:

  • The certified or original copy of your valid passport. Where you have a certificate of identity, issued by the government in your country to help you travel, you can produce that. It is advisable to furnish the original copy of your passport for quick processing.
  • Two acceptable photographs in case of sending a paper application. In case you apply online, you need only one acceptable photograph.

Character: In case you will stay in New Zealand for more than 24 months, you must submit a police certificate if you are 17 years or more from:

  • Your native country.
  • Any other country where you have stayed for more than 5 years since becoming 17.

Where you have submitted a police certificate with the visa application sent earlier and if the certificate was issued in the last 24 months, then you do not have to provide one.

The visa also requires you to be of a good character by not involving in any serious character issues, which are mentioned earlier in this page.

Bonafide: You must have a genuine intention of travelling to New Zealand for visiting the country and meet all the visa conditions. The Immigration New Zealand will assess you to see whether you are bona fide by having all information in support of your claims in the application and about your circumstances.

Medical Treatment: Your medical treatment or consultation details are important for the visa application to be considered. The details to furnish are:

  • A completed ‘Details of Intended Medical Treatment’ form.
  • A letter showing your acceptance for treatment from the relevant medical authorities to the health authority in your country.
  • Expected treatment costs.
  • Any proof that shows your readiness to incur all the medical costs.
  • Where it is necessary that you need an accompaniment because of the condition you are in, then the evidence for it.

Funds or Sponsorship: Visiting New Zealand under the Medical Treatment Visitor visa requires you to have sufficient money or acceptable sponsorship to live in New Zealand. You are required to have a minimum of NZ $1000 per month or NZ $400 per month in case you have paid for your accommodation. The following evidence must be provided in support of it:

  • Pre-paid voucher or receipts of the hotel showing the payment already made for accommodation.
  • Bank statements.
  • Credit card statements.
  • Bank drafts.
  • Travellers’ cheques.
  • A “Sponsorship Form for Temporary Entry” filled in by the acceptable sponsor.

Onward Travel: This New Zealand Visitor visa necessitates that you have a ticket to travel back to your country or you must be sponsored for the onward travel expenses. As evidence you have to submit any of the following:

  • a travel ticket, or
  • Enough money to buy a ticket to travel out of New Zealand. The proof must show funds in addition to the money you need to live in New Zealand.
  • A Sponsorship for Temporary Entry from an acceptable sponsor.

Health Care: You have to take care of any costs related to health care in New Zealand and a declaration to this effect must be given in the visa application. It is advisable to have medical insurance covering your health during your stay in New Zealand.

Bring your Family: The visa also requires your family to meet the eligibility requirements. For the purpose, your family includes your partner and dependent children, who are 19 years and under. To bring your family, you must submit the following evidence:

  • The marriage and birth certificates showing your relationship with them.
  • Proof of identity of your dependent children.
  • Showing they are in good health and of good character.

Family’s Health: You also need to provide documents showing the good health of your family. The documents to include are medical examination and chest x-ray report.

9.2 Processing Time for Medical Treatment New Zealand  Visitor Visa

The processing time for the Medical Treatment Visitor visa under New Zealand Visitor visa depends on the time you submit your application online or offline. The online submission for this visa offers you a time frame of 20 working days. Where your visa application is a paper submission, it takes 25 working days for processing. Nevertheless, it depends a lot on the time you take to produce supporting documents and any additional information to the immigration office.

9.3 Cost for Medical Treatment New Zealand  Visitor Visa

The cost for the Medical Treatment Visitor visa under the New Zealand Visitor visa category depends on whether you submit an online application or a paper application.

For online application:

The visa application cost for the Medical Treatment Visitor visa is NZD 165, which includes an immigration levy too. You can pay this using a credit or debit card. There is also a receiving centre fee of 665 – 1485 INR to be paid to the Visa Application Center (VAC), who receives and handles your visa.

For paper application:

The cost for the visa application is 8900 INR and it includes the immigration levy too. Moreover, you need to pay the Visa Application Center (VAC) service fee of 1000 – 1770 INR while applying.

Other Costs

You may also incur any fees and costs related to health examinations; nevertheless, they vary from country to country. The police checks for the character requirement has a fee and it can also vary from country to country.

Our Professional Services Fee

It depends on the type of visa and the work involved from our end.

New Zealand Visitor Visa – Frequently Asked Questions

With different types of visitor visas and eligibility conditions applicable, it is essential to address the New Zealand Visitor visa needs of applicants. Here are some of the most important questions and answers to help you have a better understanding of the visa and procedure.

  • What do I need to know about the New Zealand visitor visas?

The New Zealand Visitor visas help you travel and stay in New Zealand. The length of time you can stay depends on the type of visitor visa you apply for. While in New Zealand, you must have sufficient money to support yourself and the dependents accompanying you.

  • Do I have to submit my passport along with the visa application?

You have to. If you are going to lodge a paper application, you need to have an original copy of the passport sent along with the visa application. Where you apply for the visitor visa online, you are requested to send the passport later through the nearest Visa Application Center (VAC). The VAC will charge you a fee for that.

  • I have to travel to New Zealand next week. Do I have enough time to apply and get a visitor visa?

The processing time for the visitor visas is 20 to 25 days, except for the Group Visitor visa, which is within 4 days. Though New Zealand Immigration offers the fastest possible service in processing and granting the visas, much depends on the appropriateness and adequacy of information provided.

  • How should I go about with my New Zealand visitor visa requirement?

Immigration Help can assist you through your New Zealand visitor visa application process.

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Get the Help of Licensed New Zealand Immigration Experts

To have the New Zealand Visitor visa granted, it is advisable and essential to find the service of an immigration and visa consultant, which is licensed by the Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA) to immigrate to New Zealand. We, at Immigration Help, have specialist expertise in dealing with a temporary visa and permanent residency in New Zealand. Being a professional in the field, we assure you that we meet the competency standards laid by the New Zealand government.

 

We can help you with the following:

  • Explore all the possibilities of your visa options and choose the appropriate visa for easy New Zealand Migration.
  • Help you with all the eligibility requirements for the New Zealand Visitor visa.
  • Assist you throughout the visa process until you reach New Zealand.
  • Provide you timely updates on the New Zealand immigration rules and processing time for New Zealand immigration from India.
  • Assess your situation and advise you whether you can appeal a declined visa.

For Assistance and Guidance, You Can Contact Immigration Help

Immigration Help can handle New Zealand immigration process for you at any time as a professional and reliable consultant. We are recognized as the best and licensed/registered immigration consultants for Australia / New Zealand / Canada providing immigration advice. We assist you with easy New Zealand immigration by offering various New Zealand visa services and choosing the best New Zealand Visitor visa.

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Being a licensed New Zealand Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA) agent, we take pride in having most of our clients completely satisfied, working with us for their New Zealand Visitor visas. Our knowledge and competence in the field combined with the core values of commitment, compassion and care has helped us give cent per cent result when it comes to filing the application and meeting the New Zealand immigration rules and New Zealand visa requirements for Indians.

If you are looking for appropriate Visitor Visa to New Zealand from India and are not aware of the New Zealand visa procedure, we can help you,  you can contact Immigration Help at Mobile/WhatsApp +61 433303774 or drop an email at [email protected]

 

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