Essentials in New Zealand


A passport valid for a minimum of three months is required by all visitors to New Zealand. Citizens of Australia, Great Britain, Canada, the USA, and the EU do not require a visa to visit the country. Citizens that are not from a visa-free country must obtain a visa in advance from a New Zealand embassy or high commission.

Private accident insurance is recommended for visitors intending to drive in the country as motor insurance is not a legal requirement and accident victims do not have the right to sue a third party in the event of a traffic accident.

There is a departure tax of up to NZ$25 from New Zealand airports.

Essentials organisations in New Zealand
Customs Department (Auckland)
Customs Department (Christchurch)
Customs Department (Dunedin)
Customs Department (Wellington)
Department of Labour New Zealand Immigration Service
Immigration New Zealand