Visitor visas are required for visitors to New Zealand who are not from one of the visa-waiver countries. Visitor visas enable visitors to stay in New Zealand for up to nine months. Requirements
- be in good health
- be of good character
- have a valid passport
- show a genuine and approved purpose for the trip
- show intent to return to the home country
- show proof of funds for the duration of the trip and to return to the home country
An application can include family members such as a spouse/partner and children up to 19 years of age. There are also a number of special visitor categories.