VISAS & BIOSECURITY

We enjoy welcoming visitors to New Zealand. To ensure you have an experience to remember, make sure you’ve done your homework and have everything sorted before you leave.

PASSPORTS, VISAS & ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORITY(ETA)

When you arrive, your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your intended departure date, and if required, have a valid New Zealand visa.

From 1 October 2019, visitors from visa-waiver countries must request an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) prior to coming to New Zealand. You may also have to pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). For more information on the ETA and IVL, visit Immigration New Zealand.

Before travelling to New Zealand, you need to make sure your passport is valid for at least three months longer than your expected departure date. If you come from a country that needs a New Zealand visa to enter, please be sure to apply in advance.

If you have a biometric ordinary passport (or electronic passport) and are over 12 years old, you may be able to use New Zealand Customs eGate service. This allows you to complete your Customs and Immigration checks faster so you can get on with enjoying your visit to New Zealand.

BIOSECURITY

In order to protect New Zealand and its environment, certain items are not allowed to be brought into the country, have restrictions for entry, or must be declared if they are deemed to present a biosecurity risk. These include food, plants, animal products and outdoor recreational equipment. You may risk a fine if you fail to comply.

www.mpi.govt.nz/travel-and-recreation/arriving-in-new-zealand/items-to-declare

NZ EMBASSIES

For a listing of New Zealand embassies worldwide – click here

Passport holders of some countries and territories do not have to apply for a visa before they travel to NZ but must hold an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority).

All participants are responsible for arranging the appropriate VISA arrangements and costs, appropriate to their held passport and regional embassy.

The conference office will issue letters of confirmation of participation, following completion and payment for your IALP2022 attendance, as part of the online registration process.

The Conference office takes no responsibility for the application process or outcomes of an individuals application.