Taiwanese passport holders travelling to New Zealand for less than three months on business, as tourists, to visit friends or relatives or for short-term study under three months, are not required to apply for a visa before they travel.
Taiwanese passport holders wishing to stay in New Zealand for more than three months, or to live, work, marry or undertake courses of study longer than three months will still need to apply for a visa.
Taiwanese passport holders wishing to travel to New Zealand under the visa waiver programme must have the right to reside permanently in Taiwan and must satisfy New Zealand authorities upon arrival in New Zealand that they meet the standard visa admission requirements. These include being of good health and character, providing travel tickets or evidence of onward travel arrangements and evidence of funds for maintenance or of sponsorship while in New Zealand.
For further information, please consult the following websites:
Travel to New Zealand – www.newzealand.com (external link)
Study in New Zealand – www.newzealandeducated.com (external link)
People residing in Taiwan should send their application to the New Zealand Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Taipei.
New Zealand Visa Application Centre
7F Unit A, No 97 Song Ren Road Exchange Square - 2
Xin Yi District, Taipei
Phone: +886 2 8723 0805
Email for mail-in cases: firstname.lastname@example.org
See map PDF [270KB]
Office hours: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 3.00pm
Call Centre hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 3.00pm
TWD1,394 (including VAT) per application, plus the applicable INZ visa application fee. Applicants who wish to have their passports returned to them by courier, rather than by collection from the VAC, must pay a TWD280 (including VAT) per application courier fee.
Application, facilitation and courier fees can be paid in cash (if submitting the application in person) or by bank transfer (if submitting the application by mail).
For more information on the process of submitting visa applications at the VAC in Taipei, please go to www.vfsglobal.com/newzealand/taiwan (external link).
Note: Although applications are submitted at the VAC, they are assessed and decided by Immigration New Zealand immigration officers at the INZ Manila Branch in accordance with certified New Zealand Immigration Instructions. The VAC provides facilitation services only. Although they provide information about submitting an application for a visa, they cannot provide immigration advice and have no influence on the outcome of an application for a visa for New Zealand.
Note: Family Residence applications from applicants residing in Taiwan should be sent to the New Zealand Visa Application Centre in Bangkok.
New Zealand Visa Application Centre - Thailand
140/41 (19D) ITF Tower
Silom Road, Bangrak
Applications submitted from outside Taiwan
Visa applications for residents of Taiwan can be submitted from outside Taiwan to the Visa Application Centre in Taipei. If you require the passports and/or documents to be returned to an overseas address you must provide a pre-paid international courier envelope for their return.
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) (external link) is the government agency responsible for establishing New Zealand immigration policies.
In general, you will need a visa if you wish to:
- work temporarily (external link)
- have a working holiday (external link)
- reside permanently (external link)
- study (external link)
The Immigration New Zealand website provides comprehensive information in English about visa requirements when coming to New Zealand including information on: