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 Important notice: All information contained in this topic about visas to New Zealand, only serve as a guide and are not official information. We cannot guarantee they are correct. For official and up-to-date information, see the official website of New Zealand Immigration official or web of the New Zealand Embassy in your country. Consult the navigation bar for more information about the different Visas to New Zealand.


The Intrepid Captain James Cook (statue above), did not need a visa to enter or stay in New Zealand.  But in fact he had some problem at the entry, as he has to face the Maoris screaming with their tongues out, wanting him as a meal. But many things changed from the 18 Century and nowadays you may need a Visa to enter and stay in New Zealand.


 
Each Visa has the appropriate condition and intention to enter in the country. For the visitor visa upon arrival, the immigration officer at the airport in NZ, will or may not, give you a visa to enter the charming New Zealand. By diplomatic agreements with other countries, New Zealand allows people to come as tourist without submiting a visa application( with exception certain types that still needit), and at the arrival in New Zealand, the official will decide about it. If the immigration officer is satisfied with the reason of your trip to New Zealand and it is legitimate visitor to travel or study up to 3 moths rotourist, then will be given a visa to enter as a visitor. Other reasons to travel such an art event, sport competions work or business etc should have an appropriate visa and submitted before travelling.

The little room in the immigration area at Auckland airport has received many people trying to convince the officer they had enough money and reasons to come. Many failed to do that. For the visitor visa basically it is required a minimum of NZ $ 1000 per person per month of stay in NZ, usually proven through a bank account, credit card, travel-check, commodity money or even financial responsibility a letter signed by a sponsor. All the officer wants to know and to be sure if the person has genuine intentions and comply with the law within NZ.o convince the officer they had enough money and reasons to come. Many failed to do that. For the visitor visa basically it is required a minimum of NZ $ 1000 per person per month of stay in NZ, usually proven through a bank account, credit card, travel-check, commodity money or even financial responsibility a letter signed by a sponsor. All the officer wants to know and to be sure if the person has genuine intentions and comply with the law within NZ.


The immigration department has been changing and facilitating the rules for tourist visa, student visa also working visas for professionals to work in various sectors in demand making it much easier and giving more points in the process for residences for certain skills. This interest is easily noticed by the inclusion of lists of priorities regarding the different types of jobs that are in demand. Furthermore the inclusion of more countries in the list reciprocal working holiday visa to NZ, has helped to fill the need of short term labor in the fields and farms. Tourism has never been so active and the visitor may get extensions for up to 9 months. It seems that New Zealand wants to attract as many people as possible, not only for tourism as well as to help build their future.
 

Big John showing his intentions to the immigration officer, to get his Visa to New Zealand.
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