Visa Policy

When traveling to New Zealand, you must hold a valid passport and the right visa if you wish for a trouble-free entry into the country. Your passport has to be valid for at least three months beyond your intended departure date, and if required, have a valid visa.

Visitor Visa

If you come from a country that needs a New Zealand visa to enter, please be sure to apply in advance. Some countries may take up to 2-months for the visa process to be approved and finalized.

The fastest and easiest way to apply for a visitor visa is online.

Click Here to view Visitor Visa details and to apply.

Invitation Letter for Visa Application

For those who require a Special Invitation Letter for Visa Application, please CLICK HERE to fill out the mandatory details. All invitation letters will ONLY be sent to paid registered delegates and will be sent by the National Organizing Committee directly to the delegate’s email address.

Visa Waiver Countries & Territories

You do not need a visa to visit New Zealand if you are passport holder of a country which has a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand. These countries & territories include:


Andorra Argentina Austria Bahrain Belgium
Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Canada Chile
Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia
(citizens only)
Finland France Germany Greece Hong Kong
Hungary Iceland Ireland Israel Italy
Japan Korea, South   Kuwait Latvia
(citizens only)
(citizens only)
Luxembourg Macau
(only if you have a Macau Special Administrative Region passport)
Malaysia Malta
Mauritius Mexico  Monaco Netherlands Norway
Oman Poland Portugal
(if you have the right to live permanently in Portugal)
Qatar Romania
San Marino Saudi Arabia Seychelles Singapore Slovak Republic
Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Taiwan
(if you are a permanent resident)
United Arab Emirates United Kingdom (UK) United States of America (USA)
(including USA nationals)
Uruguay Vatican City

New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA)

If you are from a visa waiver country you must hold an NZeTA before you can enter the country.

Most NZeTA requests are processed within 72 hours. Many requests are processed more quickly but some may take longer.

To see more details and to request an NZeTA, please

Click Here