New Zealand Embassy Paris, France
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:
France/New Zealand Working Holiday Scheme
In 1999, the governments of New Zealand and France launched the France/New Zealand Working Holiday Scheme, allowing 18-30 year olds from one country to undertake a 12-month working holiday in the other country. Over 30,000 young French people have experienced New Zealand through a Working Holiday Visa since the scheme commenced.
If you are a French passport holder, you can apply online for a Working Holiday Visa for New Zealand.
If you are a New Zealand passport holder and want to apply for a Working Holiday Visa for France, you will need to lodge your application with the Embassy of France in Wellington.
Visa applications can no longer be lodged with the New Zealand Embassy in Paris, and instead must be sent to the New Zealand Visa Application Centre (VAC) in London.
The VAC charges a visa facilitation fee of GBP24.00 per application. This fee should be submitted with each application in addition to the relevant visa application fee. For payment methods, please refer to the VAC website.
Information regarding courier options for the return of passports and original documentation is also on this website.
All applications must be lodged by mail or in person to:
Visa Application Centre London
New Zealand Visa Application Centre
TT Visa Services Ltd
14-16 Caxton Street
London SW1H 0QY
Office hours: Monday to Friday: 9am to 4pm
Call centre hours: Monday to Friday: 9am to 4pm
Applications are only required from people who need a visa (e.g. student, work, transit, resident etc) to travel to New Zealand. Visitors from visa waiver countries, including France, can continue to travel to New Zealand visa free under certain conditions.
For additional information on New Zealand visas, please visit www.immigration.govt.nz