Visa Application Process
Applicants are requested to read the following steps carefully before submitting their application at the New Zealand Visa Application Centre in Dubai

VAC Service Fee
In addition to an application fee, there is an AED 95 service fee that is payable per application lodged at the New Zealand Visa Application Centre. The fees can be paid in cash or credit card if paying in person, or by credit card if paying remotely. There is an application and service fee credit card authorization form which must be completed if the fee will be paid by credit card which can be found here.

Visa Checklists
Visa Checklists provide further guidance as to what documentation is required when submitting an application. All checklists for lodging at the New Zealand Visa Application Centre can be found here

Submitting at the New Zealand Visa Application Centre in Dubai
The New Zealand Visa Application Centre accepts applications from citizens of UAE, Algeria, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey (except visitor, transit and student visas) and Yemen, non-citizens must hold valid immigration status in these countries to submit their applications in Dubai. Application can be submitted by the applicants or their representatives.

For collection of passports and/or documents, you can self-collect at the New Zealand Visa Application Centre or pay a courier fee of AED 30 per application for the documents to be delivered to a UAE address. The fee must be paid when you submit the visa application.  We can arrange for the return of documents outside of UAE (Algeria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Libya, Syria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Iran, Oman, Jordan, Pakistan, Yemen, Kuwait, Qatar, Afghanistan, Iraq and Turkey) for a fee of AED100. The service will be subject to the respective countries custom controls and regulations. There is a separate courier credit card authorization form which must be completed if the fee will be paid by credit card which can be found here.

Step 1 : Applicants should submit their applications at the New Zealand Visa Application Centre in Dubai, between 0900 hours – 1600 hours (Sunday-Thursday) - except on the holidays mentioned in the Public Holiday list.
Step 2 : Complete the visa application form and visa checklist. You should download the application form here. Provide supporting documents as specified in the checklist.
Step 3 : Make a clear copy of all the original documents.
Step 4 : You may refer to the ‘Important News & Notices’ section on the right side of this page and look for any relevant updated information or notices before applying.
Step 5 : Pay your visa application fee and service fee at the Visa Application Centre, and submit your application form along with the required documents mentioned on this site as per your visa type. Payment can be made by cash (AED only) or credit card. If you would like to have your passport and documents delivered back to your UAE address, please inform the officer when you submit your application. A courier fee per application will be charged.

Couriering your visa application to the New Zealand Visa Application Centre in Dubai
Residents of the UAE, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey (except visitor, transit and student visas) and Yemen can courier their applications to the New Zealand Visa Application Centre in Dubai. Non-citizens must hold valid immigration status in these countries to submit their applications in Dubai.

Please note: due to the postal systems in the region, we strongly recommend using a reputable international courier company to courier your documents.

Step 1 : Complete the visa application form and visa checklist. You should download the application form here. Provide supporting documents as specified in the checklist.
Step 2 : Make a clear copy of all the original documents.
Step 3 : You may refer to the ‘Important News & Notices’ section on the right side of this page and look for any relevant updated information or notices before applying.
Step 4 : Pay your visa application fee and VAC service charge. The payment would have to be made by providing Credit card Authorization Only. Please complete the fee payment section on the visa application form and the VAC Credit card authorization form. You must include the passport copy of the credit card holder and a copy of the Credit Card that would be used to make the payment.
Step 5 : Courier your visa applications form, supporting documents and fee payments to the New Zealand Visa Application Centre in Dubai.
Step 6 : You will be contacted via email by the Visa Application Centre when your application process has been completed, and if you have already paid for the return courier service your documents will be couriered to you directly from the Visa Application Centre in Dubai. Otherwise you will be contacted to arrange the collection of your documents yourself. You will need to provide a valid email address in your application, to enable us to contact you.