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New Zealand Holiday Visa

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You will not require a visa to enter New Zealand if you plan to stay for less than 3 months and you are a citizen of a country which has a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand.

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 6 months in New Zealand.

Visa Waiver Agreements
  • Countries who have visa waiver agreements with New Zealand:
Andorra Argentina Austria Bahrain
Belgium Brazil Brunei Bulgaria
Canada Chile Cyprus Czech Republic
Denmark Estonia* Finland France
Germany Greece***** Hong Kong Hungary
Iceland Ireland Israel Italy
Latvia* Korea (South) Kuwait Latvia
Liechenstein Lithuania* Luxembourg Malaysia
Malta Mexico Monaco Netherlands
Norway Oman Poland Portugal***
Qatar Romania San Marino Saudi Arabia
Singapore Slovak Republic Slovenia South Africa
Spain   Sweden  Switzerland United Arab Emirates 
 United States of America****  Uruguay  Vatican City  

 * VIsa waiver does not apply to people travelling on alien's (non-citizen's) passports issued by these countries.

** Residents of Hong Kong travelling on Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) 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 or after 1 January 2006.  Greek passports issued before 1 January 2006 are not acceptable for travel to New Zealand.

Visitors not requiring a visa are initially allowed a stay for up to 3 months for their holiday, after which they can apply in New Zealand for an extension of up to 9 months.

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