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Visa free countries
People from some countries don't need a visitor visa to enter New Zealand.
However, they would still need to provide:
- Return ticket, or ticket to a country of which they have the right to enter, and
- Evidence of sufficient funds for maintenance.
Short visits to New Zealand
If you are visiting New Zealand for 3 months or less and your nationality is from one of the countries listed below, you will not need a visitor visa (unless for the purpose of medical consultation or treatment.
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong**
- Korea (South)
- San Marino
- Saudi Arabia
- Slovak Republic
- South Africa
- United Arab Emirates
- United States of America
- Vatican City
* Visa waiver does not apply to people travelling on alien (non-citizen's) passports issued by these countries.
** Residents of Hong Kong travelling on Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or British National (Overseas) passports.
*** Portuguese passport holders must also have the right to live permanently in Portugal.
**** Including nationals of the USA.
***** Greek passport holders whose passports were issued on and after 1 January 2006. (Greek passports issued before 1 January 2006 are not acceptable for travel after 1 January 2007.)
****** Permananent residents of Taiwan travelling on a Taiwanese passport.
United Kingdom and Australia
British citizens and other British passport holders who produce evidence of the right to reside permanently in the UK can visit for up to six months without a visitor visa.
Australian citizens and people who hold a current Australian permanent residence visa or a current Australian resident return visa do not need a New Zealand visitor visa to enter New Zealand.
More information about NZ visitor visa can be found at the website of Immigration New Zealand