Travel & Visa Information

Greetings and welcome to New Zealand! We are excited about your upcoming visit and want to ensure you have an unforgettable experience. Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with the entry requirements for New Zealand and make sure everything is in order before your departure.

Planning Travel to New Zealand

This Travel Advisory is for delegates planning to attend DFTB24 held in New Zealand and includes some basic preparation and visa information to ensure that you can fulfil the entry requirements and processes for New Zealand and will contribute to your experience in New Zealand being positive and memorable.

The following content is provided for information only and all participants must still complete their own specific individual requirements.

We encourage people to monitor the Immigration New Zealand (INZ) website (Immigration New Zealand) for any changes to the visa requirements for entering New Zealand, and up to date information on any travel requirements for New Zealand.

Immigration and Visa Requirements

Well before you leave for your trip, check to make sure you have all the travel documents you will need and that they are all up to date.

The following outlines the visa requirements, documents, and application processes that INZ authorities may require to facilitate your entry into New Zealand.

If you do not have the correct visa or travel authority when you check-in for your flight to New Zealand, you may not be able to board or you may be refused entry on arrival. It is your responsibility to make sure you hold the correct visa or travel authority.

For complete and more detailed information on passports and visas, you should visit the INZ website:

INZ introduced the NZeTA recently. You must request an NZeTA if you are travelling without a visa on a passport from a visa waiver country or travelling as a permanent resident of Australia.

You do not need an NZeTA if you have a valid New Zealand visa or are an Australian citizen travelling with an Australian passport.

Information on how you can request an NZeTA can be found here: Request an NZeTA.

If you intend to stay in New Zealand for more than 3 months, then you must apply for a Visitor Visa General online: Visitor Visa: Visa details | Immigration New Zealand

Visitor visa applications should be applied for online at:

In order for INZ to be able to process the application quickly, all relevant fields in the online application form must be completed.

Citizens of the following countries do not require a visa to travel to New Zealand, but only if the person concerned is seeking a visitor visa current for not more than three months and the purpose of the visit is not for medical consultation or treatment:

Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia (citizens only), Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (residents with HKSAR or British National (Overseas) passports only), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (South), Kuwait, Latvia (citizens only), Liechtenstein, Lithuania (citizens only), Luxembourg, Macau (Macau Special Administrative Region passports only),
Malaysia, Malta,
Portugal (with the right to live permanently in Portugal),
San Marino,
Saudi Arabia,
Slovak Republic,
Taiwan (permanent residents only),
United Arab Emirates,
United Kingdom (must have the right to reside permanently in the United Kingdom),
United States of America (includes USA nationals),
Vatican City

Important Note: It is a general guide only and there are some instances where special conditions apply. For full details of visa exemptions, and for the most complete information on all your immigration and visa requirements for visiting New Zealand, please go to

If you are not a citizen from the countries listed above, you will be required to apply for a visa before you come to New Zealand. To find out more about how to apply for a visa, please visit