NZ Visa Information

 Requirements for International Visitors entering New Zealand

All overseas visitors are required to have a valid passport and are required to have the appropriate visa – typically either a visitors visa or a visiting academics visa – or NZeTA. For information on obtaining a visa, including necessary funds and health requirements, please visit:

We suggest that you allow for a minimum of 6 weeks to have your visa processed by Immigration New Zealand or the applicable New Zealand embassy or consulate in your country of residence.

Visa-waiver countries:

There are a significant number of countries whose citizens do not require a visa to enter New Zealand. From Oct 1, 2019 delegates traveling from a visa waiver country will be required to obtain an NZeTA. View the list.

Please be aware that as of Oct 1, 2019 delegates traveling from visa waiver countries will need to apply for a NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) prior to arrival at your departure airport. For more details on aquiring an NZeTA please visit

Transiting through Australia

If your flight has a stop-over in Australia, you may be required to obtain a transit visa. Please visit or contact your nearest Australian Embassy for more information.

Important COVID-19 Information

Please be sure to regularly check for updates around the terms and conditions of entry and exit of New Zealand in these times of COVID-19 on the government websites:
International Travel Information
Travelling to New Zealand
COVID-19 Requirements for Travel to New Zealand

Letters of Invitation

If you require a letter of invitation in order to secure a visitor or visiting academic visa, this can be requested as part of the on-line registration form for NZGW 2024. The letter will be sent to you by email within 10 working days of your completed registration. All workshop fees must be paid before the invitation can be issued.