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These requirements are applicable for Non-US Citizens applying at the Washington DC Office
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TDS Order Form
Ship Your Documents
Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport. It must not expire within 3 months and must have at least one blank visa page. Foreign Embassies cannot issue a visa on a page not labeled as a Visa page. Amendment and Endorsement pages in the back of the passport cannot be used for issuance of a visa.
A visa cannot be stamped on a page even if only one Small Stamp is on the visa page. If your passport expires within 3 months, you must renew your passport and then we will secure your visa with the new passport.
Please send 1 recent professional passport-type photograph.
Digital and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
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A Notarized Photocopy of Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) or Original or valid U.S. visa and I-94 is required.
Travelers who entered the USA after April 26th 2013 should print the electronic I-94 form from the
Department of Homeland Security.
Please send a copy of your round trip airline tickets, or itinerary or e-ticket, or letter of confirmation from a travel agent. The itinerary must show the applicant's name, date of arrival and departure from the country, and flight information. The Embassy does not recommend purchasing your ticket prior to a visa being issued.
A copy of the applicant's recent bank statement or evidence of adequate finance, such as a letter from a bank showing at least NZ$1000 for each month of stay, or money market statement. It is advisable to erase account numbers.
Please complete and sign one Letter of Authorization. Click Here for the Authorization Letter. (print using the Print button on your browser)
If you intend spending more than 6 months but less than 12 months in New Zealand you may be asked to provide a chest X-ray report. Please refer to the instructions contained in your Visitors Visa application form.
If you intend to stay longer than 12 months, you are required to provide a New Zealand Immigration Service, Medical and chest X-ray Certificate. (NZIS 1007)
if you intend to apply for a three year visitor's visa as the parent or grandparent of a New Zealand citizen or resident, then you are required to provide a New Zealand Immigration Service, Medical and Chest X-ray Certificate. (NZIS1007)
Written consent from both parents when child is unaccompanied or written consent from other parent when child is traveling with one parent only, or a custody agreement is in effect. In both cases, we require the original or certified true copy of the child's full birth certificate.
A clear enlarged photocopy or scanned copy of your drivers license is required.
New Zealand Visa Application Form
Please Complete and Sign One Application Form.
Visa Requirements, processing times, validity of the visa, and Embassy visa fees are subject to change without prior notice.
Fees charged by Travel Document Systems for our part in assisting you in obtaining
Once your visa order is complete, your documents will be returned to you via FedEx.
The below table outlines the possible costs associated with this service.
These are the fees charged by the foreign government for issuing a visa. Fees are
per person per visa.
Note: All consular fees above include a $5 check writing fee.
You must complete the TDS Online Order Form.
The order form gives TDS your name, address, shipping information and payment method. Multiple applicants can be entered using one order form. You only need to complete one TDS order form per request. Please print two copies of the confirmation page. Include one copy with the documents you ship to TDS and keep one copy for your records.
While completing the online order form in this step, you will be asked how you want to pay TDS fees. You may pay our fees online with a credit card or enclose a personal or business check or money order.
Please forward the completed requirements to:
Local Phone Number: 202-638-3800
Urgent applications should be shipped to TDS using only the FedEx Company.
Please use FedEx Priority Overnight. Do NOT ship "First Overnight." This will delay
the delivery of your package.
By connecting on the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, the US State Department will be able to assist you better in the case of an emergency, such as if you lose your passport or it is stolen while you are abroad.