New Zealand Embassy Tehran, Iran

Important information for visa applicants

Immigration New Zealand’s Dubai Branch (INZ Dubai) now processes all visa applications for Iranian nationals who are living in Iran.

The absolute minimum time required to get a visa to visit New Zealand is 8 weeks.

The minimum time to get a Government-sponsored student visa is 16 weeks, but this process can take more than 12 months depending on your topic of study. We advise all applicants to submit their applications early to avoid disappointment.

Please submit your visa application by mail or courier to the following address:

Immigration New Zealand, Dubai Branch
c/- New Zealand Consulate-General
Level 15, API Tower
Sheikh Zayed Road

Fax: +971 4 329 1390

The Dubai Branch's office hours are between 8.30am and 12 noon Sunday to Thursday.

To support your application, a certified copy of your passport may be required. This can be done at the New Zealand Embassy in Tehran for Iranians living in Iran, or by the New Zealand Honorary Consulate-General in Karachi for Pakistani citizens living in Pakistan. The New Zealand Embassy can accept and receipt payment of visa application fees in Iranian rials, New Zealand dollars or US dollars - but only if you have no alternative way to pay (e.g. Visa or MasterCard; friend or family member who can pay on your behalf; NZ bank account for direct payment).

Government-sponsored students may continue to submit their applications directly at the New Zealand Embassy Tehran, but should be aware that their applications will not be processed locally, and will be sent to New Zealand for consideration.

Visa applicants from Afghanistan and Pakistan should continue to submit their applications to Immigration New Zealand Bangkok office.

Any visa applicants who are seeking professional guidance in completing their visa application should be aware that from 4 May 2008 new rules apply to all immigration consultants operating in New Zealand. For further information on the current rules, licencing regime and a list of currenty authorised advisers, please visit the .

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