Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Zealand: Documents Needed for Entry

If you are a United States Citizen, you don’t need a visitor visa to come to New Zealand. If you need a visitor visa to come to New Zealand, you will need to meet below requirements:

• you are in good health
• you are of good character; and
• the visa you are applying for matches your intentions for your visits.

You will have to show New Zealand embassy/consulate your passport. This must be valid for at least three months past the date you are to leave New Zealand.

A proof that you have plans and the means to leave within the period of your permit is required. Suitable proof may include: actual travel tickets (confirmed or open-dated) out of New Zealand to a country which you have the right to enter; or written confirmation from an airline or travel agency that onward travel has been booked and paid for.

Evidence of funds will also be needed, that you have enough money to support yourself during your stay. This means you have a minimum of:

• NZ$1000 per person per month of the visit, or
• NZ$400 per person per month if accommodation has already been paid for – New Zealand embassy will require proof of prepayment, such as hotel prepaid vouchers.

Acceptable evidence of sufficient funds can be demonstrated in the form of: cash, travelers' checks, bank drafts, recognized credit cards with sufficient credit available – it is recommended that visitors have an up-to-date credit card statement.

Other acceptable evidence is a declaration by a New Zealand sponsor that they will pay for your accommodation and maintenance.


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