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Document Requirements

These requirements are applicable for Non-US Citizens applying for a New Zealand Tourist visa in Washington DC

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.



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.


Shipping Instructions

Please forward a printed copy of your order confirmation for a New Zealand Tourist visa for Non-US Citizens and all required documents to:

Travel Document Systems, Inc.
1625 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20006

Local Phone Number: 202-638-3800

Urgent applications for a New Zealand Tourist visa 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.

Once your order is complete, your Passport with the visa sticker/stamp will be returned to you via FedEx Overnight.

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Continental USA Only Price
Next Business Day - up to 3 passports $36.00
Next Business Day - 4 or more passports $39.00
Saturday Delivery $41.00
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day Letter (No Saturday Delivery) $39.00
International Price
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