New Zealand High Commission Ottawa, Canada


Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is the government agency responsible for establishing New Zealand immigration policies.

In general, you will need a visa if you wish to:

The Immigration New Zealand website provides comprehensive information in English about visa requirements when coming to New Zealand including information on:

Note that Canada is a Visa-free country for visits as a tourist for up to 3 months.

The receiving office for New Zealand visa applications has changed. Applications are no longer lodged with the New Zealand High Commission in Ottawa, and instead those from Canada and all countries in the Americas, including the Caribbean, need to be sent to the New Zealand Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Washington D.C., USA

Immigration New Zealand is committed to ensuring a smooth transition for its customers and is working closely with the New Zealand High Commission in implementing this change.

There is a $USD37.00 handling fee per application, in addition to the relevant visa fee.

A pre-paid self-addressed courier envelope must be provided for the return of the passport and original documents. Please refer to the website of TT Services (, Immigration New Zealand’s agent, for information regarding courier options.

Applications submitted in person may by paid by credit card or cash.

Applications submitted by mail or courier may be paid by credit card only.

All applications should be lodged with:

Visa Application Centre Washington DC

Address:                  1120 19th Street NW, Suite No. 415, Washington, DC. 20036

Phone:                     +1 202 223 3400

Fax:                          +1 202 223 3900



Office hours:              9.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday EDT

Call Centre hours:     9.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday EDT

For information on New Zealand visas please visit




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