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Do I need a Tourist Visa to New Zealand?

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Do I need a Tourist Visa to New Zealand?

I've read articles that US Citizen/Passport Holder are not required to get a tourist visa to visit New Zealand, but just want to make sure. I appreciate knowing your experience travelling to NZ. Thank you.

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1. Re: Do I need a Tourist Visa to New Zealand?

Here's the check-list from the NZ Immigration website.

https:/…visit

Work your way through the questions to find your answer (should be visa-waiver), but you need to confirm it yourself.

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2. Re: Do I need a Tourist Visa to New Zealand?

It's always better to get official advice on these matters. Border formalities are tight everywhere these days.

Check that web site.

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3. Re: Do I need a Tourist Visa to New Zealand?

I'm a US citizen and US passport holder. I've never had to get a visa to enter New Zealand. My last trip was a year ago.

It's always very dubious giving and getting advice about visas on a travel forum. You are best to look at the link Kennydon has provided for accurate information.

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4. Re: Do I need a Tourist Visa to New Zealand?

Thank you deSchenke. I downloaded the list of Visa Waiver countries that includes USA, so I don't need to get a visa. Sometimes getting information from world travelers do helps but we need to be our own advocate to do what needs to be done.

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5. Re: Do I need a Tourist Visa to New Zealand?

You have to ensure you meet the requirements for Visa on arrival.

Essensialy this mean that you must have no criminal convictions, but there could also be other conditions.

Make sure you read all the information on the site.

If you are a medical canabus user, don't bring any, and make sure your bags and clothing are free of any residue. Also, be prepared to explain how you are going to survive without it for the duration of your stay.

Other prescription medicines are OK.

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6. Re: Do I need a Tourist Visa to New Zealand?

You are so right Dreamy 7174. We must be our own advocate but it does appear that we (as US citizens) do not need a visa for New Zealand

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7. Re: Do I need a Tourist Visa to New Zealand?

Thank you for your responses. We are leaving for NZ and AUS this Sunday so, Good Luck to us.

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8. Re: Do I need a Tourist Visa to New Zealand?

I hope you do have an ETA for Australia. Happy travelling.

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9. Re: Do I need a Tourist Visa to New Zealand?

Hi BrianR44, Yes I do have an ETA to Australia. Thank you.

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10. Re: Do I need a Tourist Visa to New Zealand?

As a US passport holder - do you need a visa to enter New Zealand.

Yes

If you meet the requirements spelled out on the NZ Immigration website, the visa will be issued after you complete the arrivals card and either stop at the immigration officer's desk in the arrivals hall where your passport will be stamped, or use the SmartGate (if you have an ePassport) where an electronic record will log your arrival.

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