New Zealand Visa Guide For Indians

Ultimate New Zealand Visa Guide For Indians

After reading this visa guide, you will be able to understand what are different types of New Zealand visas for Indian Citizens, what is the procedure for applying for a New Zealand Visa.

 

    Page Content – Index

 

  All About New Zealand & Visa Formalities for Indians

 

    Introduction to New Zealand

    Points Covered: New Zealand tourism.

 

  1)Different Types of New Zealand Visa

    Points Covered: Introduction to New Zealand Visa & it’s Different types.

 

  2)New Zealand Tourist Visa

    Points Covered: Introduction to Tourist Visa & Document Checklist.

 

  3)New Zealand Group Visitor Visa

    Points Covered: Introduction to Group Visitor Visa & Document Checklist.

 

   4)New Zealand Business Visa

    Points Covered: Introduction to Business Visa & Document Checklist.

 

   5)New Zealand Student Visa

    Points Covered: Introduction to Student Visa & Document Checklist.

 

  6)New Zealand Permanent Resident Visa

    Points Covered: Introduction to Permanent Visa & Document Checklist.

 

  7)New Zealand Visa Rejection

    Points Covered: Reasons for New Zealand Visa Rejection.

 

  Conclusion

  • Role of Fly For Holidays

About New Zealand

New Zealand is well known for its wildlife especially for the Kiwi bird and the Kea, the large parrot species.  Everyone tends to come and enjoy the wildlife of New Zealand. Rather than wildlife, it is also famous for the national game rugby and the most amusing sceneries of sunrise and sunset.

New Zealand is a place where you will get many opportunities to encounter different species of wildlife. Having a peaceful and mesmerizing time in New Zealand one needs to have a New Zealand Visa.

The culture of New Zealand is influenced by western culture but they deeply follow Maori culture.  The Maori arts are an important part of New Zealand culture which includes carving, weaving, group performing. Maori is seen in the Marae. There are more than these in New Zealand.

New Zealand is also famous for its business. People also tend to start their business or want to work, it a good place to do so. New Zealand’s most popular businesses are online marketing, recycling, tech devices, tourism, health, and many more.

The most profitable business as per them is bookkeeping, taxation, accounting, dentist, and more of it.

Types of New Zealand Visa

For visiting New Zealand one must have a New Zealand Visa but while applying for visa people often make many mistakes and that leads to rejection of visa many times.

They don’t understand the category in which they should apply for and sometimes they submit the wrong documents. there are many other mistakes people do while applying for a visa.

New Zealand is the only country that offers the visa for the visitors in a very different way wherein the family which is traveling together will have to submit only 1 application for husband, wife, and a child below the age of  21 who is a dependent.

Visa fees will also be paid for only 1 application who is a primary applicant. For the couple who do not have a spouse name in Passport need to submit a Marriage Certificate to prove the relation.

In case of no availability of marriage certificate, you need to file a separate application for both the travelers. Here are the Guidelines for the New Zealand visa for you.

So there are 4 major or popular New Zealand Visa.

  1. New Zealand Tourist Visa
  2. New Zealand Business Visa
  3. New Zealand Student Visa
  4. New Zealand Permanent resident Visa.

New Zealand Tourist Visa: Tourist visa is also called a visitor visa.  a tourist visa is used for touring the country. Living with friends and family.

You can enjoy the adventure, culture, beaches, foods and lots of wine. You can live for up to 9 months.

In these nine months, you can also study for 3 months. With the visitor visa, you can attend interviews and also look for a job but you cannot start working on a visitor visa for that you need to apply for a work visa before starting to work.

There are some criteria for New Zealand Tourist Visa you must fit in. your passport must be valid for 6 months before you leave the country. You need to prove you have enough amount to stay in New Zealand.

If you are holding a New Zealand or Australian citizenship, UK citizenship or passport holder then you do not need a New Zealand visa.

if you do not hold any of this citizenship that mention then you need to apply for the visa. if you have an electronic or biometric passport,  and you are above 12 years old you can apply for New Zealand Custom eGate visa.

eGate visa is used for the completion of your Custom and Immigration checks faster. On visitor visa, you can add dependent partners as well as children below 19 years on the visa application form.

Mandatory Documents required for Visitor Visa

  1. Passports
  2. Photographs (colored)
  3. Covering letter
  4. Itinerary (if applicable)
  5. Hotel Accommodation (if applicable)
  6. Bank Statement
  7. Income Tax Return.
  • If Employed
  1. Employment Proof
  2. Leave Letter
  • If Self – Employed
  1. Company Registration Certificate
  2. Company Income Tax returns
  3. Company Bank Statements
  • If Sponsored
  1. Sponsorship letter
  2. Sponsor’s Passport Copy
  3. Sponsor’s Bank Statement
  4. Sponsor’s Income Tax Returns
  • If Student
  1. School/College ID Card
  2. Current Academic Year’s Fee Receipt
  • If Invited
  1. Invitation Letter
  2. Passport copy of the inviter
  3. Visa copy / PR card of the inviter
  4. Residence Proof of the inviter
  5. Employment Proof of the inviter

Apart from these document checklist consulate may ask for additional documents that can be uploaded on the website wherein the profile was created for applying.

New Zealand Tourist / Visitor Visa Fees For Indians

New Zealand Visa TypeTourist VisaBusiness Visa
 Visa Fees Rs. 13,800/- Rs. 13,800/-

 

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Group visitor visa.  A group visitor visa is for those who want to visit New Zealand in a group or the trip is organized by a travel agent. They must have the same purpose of visiting the country along with the travel arrangements then they can apply for the New Zealand Group Visitor Visa.

With this visa, you cannot work in New Zealand and you need to exit New Zealand before the visa expires. In this visa, the group leader needs to complete the group visa details while others need to fill up the visitor visa form.

This visa is valid for a month. All the group members should enter and exit the country together. Except for the group leader’s documents all the other applicants need to submit the same document as per the visitor visa.

  • Mandatory Documents required for Group Applicants
  1. Passports
  2. Photographs (colored)
  3. Covering letter
  4. Air Ticket
  5. Hotel Accommodation
  6. Bank Statement
  7. Income Tax Return.
  • If Employed
  1. Employment Proof
  2. Leave Letter
  • If Self – Employed
  1. Company Registration Certificate
  2. Company Income Tax returns
  3. Company Bank Statements

New Zealand business Visa: Business visa is used for visiting New Zealand for business purposes like to invest in the business, to start-up, to attend the meeting, conferences, and many other things. There are 2 major types of business visas in New Zealand.

  1. Short- term business visa
  2. Long-term business visa 
  • Short- term business visa: people who are sales representatives, a businessman who wants to attend business meetings and conferences, or overseas buyers come in this visa category, and to apply for this visa you need to apply for a standard visitor visa. The validation for this visa is up to three months, but in these three months, you are not allowed to take any employment role.
  • Long-term business visa: experienced businessmen who tend to invest in New Zealand or the entrepreneurs who also want to start their business in the country so they fall in this visa type. Long-term business visa has more types in it.
  • The entrepreneur work visa
  • The investor plus visa
  • The investor visa 
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  • The investor plus visa: this visa is also known as the investor 1 category visa. this visa is for the investors who want to reside in New Zealand. To get The investor plus visa the businessman needs to invest at least 10 million $NZ or more than for 3 years that then you lie in this category. There are no age requirements,  not necessarily to know English, and do not need business experience but the most important requirement is you should have 10 million NZ dollars and you should spend at least 46 days for 2 years or 88 days of the 3 years investment period. 
  • The investor visa: this visa is known as the investor 2 category visa. this visa is also for the investors who want to reside in New Zealand but to get this The investor visa you do not need to invest 10 million or above that, you can invest 3 million NZ $ for 4 years to apply for this visa category. The age limit for this visa category is not above 65 years. You should stay at least 146 days for 3 years or 438 days of 4 years of investment. 
  • Documents required for a business visa.
  1. Passports
  2. Photographs (colored)
  3. Covering letter
  4. Bank Statement
  5. Income Tax Return.
  6. Company Profile
  7. Company Leave letter
  8. Invitation letter
  9. Inviting Company’s Profile

New Zealand Student Visa: the students who are willing to study abroad for them New Zealand has introduced a student visa for them. From a certificate course to a postgraduate course, New Zealand provides every facility for students.

There is a total of eight academic program universities. For the undergraduate students, universities offer subjects like masters and Ph.D., degrees in commerce, science, and humanities and some universities also offers specialized field like agriculture, medicine, etc.

apart from these New Zealand has 18 universities of polytechnics and Technology. New Zealand also offers wananga. wananga means studying the environment of the Maori culture, values, and principles.

In the Maori language, it also offers courses like teaching, nursing, business, health, etc. There are also some private institutions as well as an English language school.

Around 600 registered private training establishments (Pte) are these PTE courses are all in English language learning or some specific occupation like tourism, design, ICT, etc.

Documents required.

  1. Passport with photographs
  2. Filled student application form
  3. Fee payment receipt
  4. Offer letter from the university
  5. Letter from your current university.
  6. Health insurance.

New Zealand Permanent resident Visa: if you are living in New Zealand for 2 years with a resident visa then you can apply for a New Zealand Permanent resident Visa.  

Once your request for a permanent visa is approved you can live permanently in New Zealand. With this visa, you can study as well as work in the country without restriction. You can bring your family along with you but only if you have mentioned them in the resident visa earlier.

Whenever to can want to travel from New Zealand, you can without any formalities. If you want to travel then your permanent visa should be an invalid passport. For that, you need to transfer your visa into a passport.  If your request for New Zealand Permanent resident Visa rejected you might get another resident visa or other travel facility.

There are some criteria to apply for this visa. your character should be clean, no police records, you must hold a resident visa for at least 24 months to get a permanent visa. you need to invest some amount of money in New Zealand. You need to commit to living in New Zealand.

Documents for New Zealand Permanent resident Visa

  1. Passport and 2 photographs.
  2. Character certificate provided by the police.
  3. Resident visa

Process of New Zealand Visa

New Zealand Visa is an online procedure. If you are seeking help from a travel agent then they will help you with the procedure, but if you choose Fly For Holidays we will help you throughout your visa process from filling the form till you receive your New Zealand Visa.  

You need to make a PDF folder of all the scanned documents and mail it to us and if you want,  you can also make an envelope of all the documents and we will collect it from your doorstep. After receiving your documents we will process further. We will fill the form for you, we even rectify the documents if it has any problem, we also make covering letter and provide the formats required as per the application.

For New Zealand Visa, there are no biometric and interview appointments. This process takes up to 30 – 35 days at the charges of NZD 246 which has to be paid online.

New Zealand Visa in India is processed online wherein, documents are uploaded by the travel agent and later on, Passport is been submitted to the nearby VAC center for the confirmation of the documents that have been uploaded.

While visiting the center we need to carry Original Passports and Xerox of all the pages of the current Passport with the Thank You letter & payment receipt which are generated once the application is submitted online.

While visiting the center you do not need to make an appointment and need to visit in 2 -3 days once the application is submitted online as after your visit to the VAC center Consulate will start the visa process.

At the center, you are required to pay the fee of INR 722. Once the representative at the VAC collects the Xerox of Passport, scans the Passport, and collects the payment you will receive the Passport immediately the same day. You just need to wait for half an hour to get your passport collected till they complete the process.

New Zealand Visa Rejection

While applying for the visa it becomes very much necessary to get all the documents are per the checklist. If the documents are submitted in proper order and as per checklist chances of the visa rejection are very less if you can prove the purpose of the visit and will return before the visa expires.  Points which can lead to rejection are:

  • Passport not having the validity of 6 months on arrival in New Zealand.
  • Incomplete forms or invalid details in the form
  • Incomplete or Invalid documents
  • Documents having Passwords
  • Photo not as per the specification
  • Insufficient funds.
  • Unable to prove the exit from New Zealand.

Points to Remember

  • Documents uploaded must be true & correct. Irrelevant or Misleading documents may lead to rejection of the visa.
  • All the documents uploaded must be password free.
  • Air Tickets & Hotel Accommodation is not a mandatory document for applying for the visa. You can book it once you receive the visa.
  • You need to prove your social & economic ties in your home country and that you will return before your visa expires.
  • You can apply for the visa 90 days before your intended travel date.

Conclusion

New Zealand Visa is an online procedure. If you are seeking help from the best visa agent then they will help you with the procedure, but if you choose Fly For Holidays we will help you throughout your visa process from filling the form till you receive your New Zealand Visa.  

You need to make a PDF folder of all the scanned documents and mail it to us and if you want,  you can also make an envelope of all the documents and we will collect it from your doorstep.

After receiving your documents we will process further. We will fill the form for you, we even rectify the documents if it has any problem, we also make covering letter and provide the formats required as per the application.

For New Zealand Visa, there are no biometric and interview appointments. This process takes up to 30 – 35 days at the charges of NZD 246 which has to be paid online.

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