New Zealand

Consulate information


37 Observatory Circle NW, Washington, DC 20008

Phone: (202) 328-4800 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (Subject to change). Travelers must have a negative Covid-19 test result taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. This does not apply to passengers younger than 2 years. The test accepted are: antigen, LAMP, PCR, and RT-PCR tests. More details can be found here
  • Passport must have at least six (6) months validity beyond the completion of a trip and at least one (1) blank visa page.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of Australia.
  • NEW ZEALAND ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORITY (NZeTA). Nationals of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UK/British National Overseas, and US MUST have obtained NZeTA prior to boarding. Without valid NZeTA travelers will not be allowed to board. NZeTA is a  multiple-entry visa  valid for 2 years. Other nationals, click on the following link to check the Visa Eligibility
  • VALID NZeTA. Nationals with a valid NZeTA and/or a Visitor visa are required to apply for entry permission on arrival. Travelers can stay for a maximum of 3 months; nationals of UK/British National Overseas can stay up to 6 months.
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.
Visa Application Requirements NON-US
Valid passport
Completed and signed application form
The application must be typewritten. Not handwritten.
Passport size photos - one (1) photo
White background and should be free of shadows, in color and clear, without glasses. Applicants must directly face camera w/ a neutral expression and clearly visible eyes.
Invitation letter
Letter should be addressed to the Consulate General of the Embassy or Immigration officer of the country. Must include: applicant's name as in passport, passport number, detailing the reason for traveling, dates, name, address and telephone number of the host.
Police clearance report
Bank statements (last three (3) months)
Copy of flight itinerary
A round trip travel airline ticket with traveler's name.
Letter of support (Business visa only)
The GC Visa office will provide
Proof of valid legal residency in the US (copy only)
Be ready to show the original when applying in person.
Yellow fever certificate

Forms and Links

Online Visa Application

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
72 hoursETA
15 to 30 business daysRegular

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Credit Card,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
Business/Tourist165.00Multiple3 months
New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority47.00Multiple2 years

Additional Notes

  • Allow (2) two extra days for GC Visa Office to process your application.
  • For Long Term/Work Visa and Children under 18, Contact GC Visa Office.
  • Please note that Embassies/Country Representative Offices change the requirements on a regular basis without notifying us.
  • There is a GC surcharge for our services.

Last updated: May 12, 2022