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Visitor Visa


Applicants residing in the following countries can apply for the Visitor Visa through this website:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen.

If you are travelling on a passport from Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, or UAE you can visit New Zealand for three months without a visa. However, you will need to apply for a visa if you want to work or study in New Zealand.

If you wish to travel to New Zealand as a tourist, to see family and friends, or to do business you may need to apply for a visitor’s visa. Visit the INZ website for details.

Visa Fees

To apply for a Visa to New Zealand, you would need to pay for the Visa Fee and the VFS Global Service Fee.

The Visa Fees and VFS Global Service Fee are applicable per application.

For Visa fee, please refer to Visa Fee for more information.

For VFS Global Service Fee kindly refer to the below table:-

Applicants within UAE
Application Lodgement AED 93/ per application
Courier Return AED 32/ per application
SMS (Within UAE) AED 8/ per application
Applicants outside UAE
Application Lodgement AED 93/ per application
Courier Return AED 126/ per application

Prices listed above include all applicable taxes.

Mode of Payment:

Counter Application:

  • Cash
  • Credit Card (Master/Visa Card only)

Postal Applications:

  • Credit Card (Master/Visa Card only)*.

*NOTE: The payment is 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.

We strongly encourage you to include the Credit Card Authorization form along with your application sent through courier. If you are contacted by the Visa Application Center requesting a Credit Card authority form for any payment difference, please ensure you send your completed credit card authorization form along with passport copy of the credit card holder and a copy of the Credit Card to the following email ID ONLY:

Documents Required

Before visiting NZVAC, applicants are requested for their kind cooperation in making sure that the recommended documents are provided and sorted out as per the checklist. 

Please click here to obtain the checklist of recommended supporting documents.

Photo Specifications

Photo Specification
  • Acceptable photos
  • Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has introduced new, stricter quality requirements for photographs accompanying visa applications. The new requirements, similar to passport photos, are needed to support a new immigration identity management system that improves detection of people trying to commit identity fraud. INZ recommends that visa applicants submit photos taken by a professional photographer or a business set up to take passport photos. The detailed new Acceptable Photo requirements are available on the INZ website. The website also provides guidance on how to respond to specific error messages. (Note: the INZ Immigration Contact Centre will not be able to help resolve photo upload errors if applying through Immigration ONLINE).
  • Click here for more information.

Processing Time

The processing time for a New Zealand Visa Application processed at the Dubai office generally currently takes 30 days on an average.

For more details on the processing timeframes.

Download Forms

The visa application form is a mandatory document which applicants must submit to NZVAC when applying for a New Zealand visa. Applicants are requested to fill out the correct form according to the type of visa they would like to apply for. The form has to be completed without fail as per the guidelines provided by INZ.

Please click here to obtain the guidelines and visa application form.