New Zealand High Commission Ottawa, Canada

Visitor's visas

Canadian passport holders do not need to apply for a visitor's visa if they are visiting New Zealand for up to three months. However, you must:

  • hold a valid return or outward ticket to a country you have the right of entry to
  • be able to show you have sufficient money to support yourself during your stay (NZ$1000 per month)
  • hold a passport valid for three months beyond the date you are leaving New Zealand
  • only visit for the time granted on arrival

If you hold a passport from another country, check the list of countries with which New Zealand has a visa waiver.

If you do not hold a passport from a country with which New Zealand has a visa waiver or you intend to stay in New Zealand longer than the visa-free period, you will need to apply for a visitor's visa. The appropriate application form must be completed and forwarded to this office together with:

  1. The application fee
  2. A letter or statement from your bank confirming the amount of money you have on deposit with that institution
  3. A copy of your travel itinerary
  4. Your passport (not a copy)and evidence of your immigration status in Canada
  5. A priority post envelope

The Application for visiting New Zealand and other information leaflets are available from Immigration New Zealand.

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