Visitor Visa

Immigration New Zealand is currently not processing visitor visa applications other than Critical Purpose Visas. Check the link to know if you are eligible to apply for one. We will update as soon as we have information on offshore visa processing timelines for New Zealand visitor visas.

General Visitor Visa

A visitor visa allows you to stay in New Zealand for a period of up to 9 months. With a visitor visa you can come to New Zealand to visit friends and family or explore New Zealand. You can also include your partner, and dependent children aged 19 and under, in your visa application or study for up to 3 months.

Visitor Visa – Parent and Grand Parent Category

If you are a parent or grandparent you and your partner can visit family in New Zealand with the option of multiple entry. To apply under this category, you must intend to visit your children or grandchildren in New Zealand and you must have a child or grandchild who is a New Zealand citizen or resident.

This category also requires that you must be sponsored by your child or grandchild, or their New Zealand parent. With this visa, you can travel in and out of New Zealand multiple times and include your partner in your visa application.

Visitor Visa – Partnership Category

Under this category, you could be the partner of a New Zealand citizen or resident, work visa holder or a student visa holder. For this category, you and your partner must be living in a genuine and stable relationship and your partner must support your application. You and your partner must also intend on staying in New Zealand for the same length of time.

Visitor Visa – Extension

If you are already in New Zealand and have decided to stay longer than the granted duration of stay due to change of plans, you need to apply for an extension.
Please complete the ​enquiry form ​and one of our team members will contact you at the earliest.

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