A valid passport and a return ticket are required by all visitors to New Zealand except Australian Nationals who do not require a return ticket. A visa is not required by British nationals for a stay of up to 6 months, EU and US nationals do not require a visa for a stay of up to 3 months. Any extension to these durations of stay require a visa which are available from the local New Zealand Consulate or High Commision.


All visa and immigration related enquiries should be directed towards the New Zealand High Commision:

New Zealand High Commission 
New Zealand House 
80 Haymarket 
Tel: (020) 7 930 8422 
Fax: (020) 7 839 4580. 

If you require UK representation while abroad you should contact the British High Commision:

British High Commission 
44 Hill Street 
Wellington 1 
New Zealand 
Tel: + [64] (4) 472 6049 
email: bhc.wel@xtra.co.nz British 

There are also Consulate-Generals in Auckland and Christchurch.

Tourist information is dispensed by the New Zealand Tourism Board:

New Zealand Tourism Board 
PO Box 95
Fletcher Challenge House 
89 The Terrace 
New Zealand 
Tel: (4) 472 8860 
Fax: (4) 478 1736