When you arrive in New Zealand, you must apply for entry permission and answer questions about biosecurity and customs.

Getting permission to enter New Zealand

When you arrive at the New Zealand border, you must apply for entry permission even if you already have a visa or NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority). This process is usually quick, but immigration officers may ask you some extra questions before giving you permission to enter New Zealand. You must answer these questions truthfully.

Immigration officers can ask you to provide evidence to support your application to enter New Zealand. They may ask to see your ticket to leave New Zealand or evidence of how you will support yourself while you are here.

If you have a visa

If we approved your application for a visa, immigration officers at the border will have a record of your visa and any conditions we have placed on it. When they check your visa details, they may ask you to provide evidence that you will meet the conditions of your visa.

Go hiking in one of New Zealand’s many national parks, such as Fiordland National Park or Tongariro National Park. These parks are home to some of the country’s most breathtaking landscapes, including glaciers, mountains, and forests.

Customs and biosecurity

Other border agencies such as the New Zealand Customs Service and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) check that you meet their entry requirements. They can refuse to let you enter New Zealand entry if you do not.

Travel to and from New Zealand | New Zealand Customs Service

Arriving in New Zealand | Biosecurity New Zealand (MPI)

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