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If you are from a country that does not have a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand you will need to apply for a visitor visa to holiday in New Zealand.

Passport holders of the following countries do not need to apply for a visitor visa before traveling to New Zealand:

  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea (South)
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Qatar
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City

However, be aware that some visa waiver countries will have different criteria to meet.

If your country is not on the list you will need to make an application for a visitor visa to visit New Zealand. Get in touch to discuss your requirements and the criteria of applying for a visitor visa.

There are also several special categories of visitor visas available for people who have specific reasons to come to New Zealand for a short period of time but not as tourists. Get in touch to discuss your situation and to see whether there is a category of visitor visa available for your circumstances.

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