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New Zealand Visa for Indians: Know the requirements

By Karthika Selvakumar - August 31, 2020
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New Zealand is a country crammed with tons of adventure and plenty of activities that you’ll never be able to do it all in just one visit. From the must-try cuisine to heart-pounding adventures, to wildlife encounters, there is something for everybody in this nation. Are you planning a vacation to New Zealand? Need help in Visa processing? Pickyoutrail is here to help you!

New Zealand’s visa policy is quite liberal. Residents of practically all ethnicities are almost qualified for a New Zealand visa. Indian passport holders are not an exception in this scenario. So how do you get it processed with iVisa? Here is everything you need to know about it before getting started on your New Zealand trip!

New Zealand Visa essentials
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Things you should know to get your New Zealand Visa – For Indians

  1. Points to note
  2. Documents Required
  3. Visa fee and Processing time

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Points to note:

  • Indian passport holders who wish to apply for a visa should hold a passport with a minimum validity of 3 months from the date of departure to New Zealand.
  • A digital copy of the applicant which meets the specification is required.
  • A credit/debit card for making payment on filling the visa application form should be kept handy.
  • A valid e-mail address should be given as you will be receiving visa updates over the mail.
  • To prove your financial stability in your home country, you will be required to produce bank statements.
  • Have your return tickets ready on arrival to New Zealand for you will have to produce the same.

These are the points you should remember before you start off. Now, let’s get into more details on the documentation part.

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Documents Required:

Not much of documents are required for your iVisa process, but it is a must that you hold the below-mentioned documents for smooth processing.

  • You are required to have a passport with a validity of 6 months from the date of arrival in New Zealand. Old passport if any should also be produced.
  • Two colour photographs (35mm x 45mm) which are taken in recent times.
  • Covering letter mentioning your purpose of the visit is required. Also, a duly filled visa application form is required.
  • Your travel itinerary along with your return travel ticket.
  • Bank statements for the past 6 months with enough closing balance.
  • A job confirmation letter, No Objection Certificate and leave letter signed by the employer are mandatory.
  • If you are self-employed, you will be needing to produce GST, ITR documents and company registration certificate.

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Visa processing time

The processing time for a New Zealand visa for Indians is not currently defined. But however, while applying for a visa via iVisa, you will be required to choose between three available processing times

  • Standard processing time
    • If you are planning your trip well in advance, you can go for this type. Also, you will be charged a nominal service fee here.
  • Rush processing time 
    • This option cuts the waiting time to half, but, the service fee here is a bit high.
  • Super Rush processing time
    • In case you are in need of a visa immediately, it’s better you go for this option. Above all, you are likely to get your visa within 24 hrs.

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You now know the basic requirements for your New Zealand visa. But, can the process be made simpler? Yes of course! It is possible with Pickyourtrail. From picking up the documents from your doorstep, checking the documents, and processing it, our visa experts guide you through the entire visa process. Above all, just follow the checklist provided by our visa experts and sit back. Can it get any simpler? Plan your trip to New Zealand with us and get the best of best vacation packages and customised services. More than that, for any travel-related queries, you can also ping us of Whatsapp.

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