Passport and Visas

When deciding to travel to New Zealand you must check and ensure that you have the appropriate Passports and Visas before leaving home. This is your responsibility and will give you peace of mind when arriving and clearing NZ Immigration.

All visitors to New Zealand must have:

  • A passport that is valid for at least three months after your departure from New Zealand
  • An onward or return ticket to a country that you have permission to enter
  • Sufficient funds to cover expenses and purchases whilst travelling

You don’t need a visa/permit to visit New Zealand if you are:

  • A New Zealand Citizen
  • An Australian citizen travelling on an Australian passport
  • An Australian resident with a current Australian resident return visa
  • If you are a citizen of a country that has a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand

Please Note:

  • If you have stayed in New Zealand for up to three months previously you may need to apply for a visa
  • British citizens and other British passport holders who have evidence of the right to live permanently in the UK may be allowed to stay for up to six months

For current visa and immigration requirements please refer to the Immigration Service website:

The Complimentary “Essential New Zealand” Book
Once you have booked and become an Absolute New Zealand client, we forward you a free copy of “Essential New Zealand”, this easy to read, 50 page book has been 10 years in the making and covers everything you need to know and more, before you leave home and whilst you are traveling. Smoothing your way for a perfect holiday. Incorporating comprehensive sections on – what to do before you leave, suggested packing, vital documentation, money and medical matters, driving on the left, safety in New Zealand and much much more.

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