Vistor Visas

Need to Know

Due to the COVID-19, the government take measures to prevent the spread of virus. Please pay attention to the important notice about the policy before you apply for Visa. Travel can change quickly because of COVID-19 — check the New Zealand government websites for the most up-to-date information.

If you plan to apply for Visitor visas and the NZeTA:
1. Check if you need a visitor visa or an NZeTA
If you come to New Zealand on holiday, you’ll need to get either an NZeTA or a visitor visa — unless you’re an Australian citizen.

2. How to apply for a visitor visa
If you come to New Zealand on holiday, you might need to apply for a visitor visa before you arrive. Work out what you need to do to apply.

3. How to request an NZeTA
Find out how to request an NZeTA (New Zealand electronic Travel Authority) and how much it costs. Allow 72 hours for your request to be processed.

4. How to pay the International Visitor Levy
Most people visiting NZ must pay the NZD$35 International Visitor Levy. You'll pay the IVL at the same time you pay for your NZeTA or visitor visa.

Invitation Letter

Please note the organizing committee of the conference is not authorized to assist with the VISA process beyond providing the Invitation Letter. The invitation letter of conference organizing committee cannot guarantee the approval of visa application. Should your application be denied, the organizing committee of the conference cannot change the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will the organizing committee engage in discussion or correspondence with the consulate or the visa center on behalf of the applicant. The invitation letter will be issued upon request after the successful registration.