New Zealand Visa Application Guide 2020

As of August 6, 2020

There are 3 ways to apply for a New Zealand Tourist Visa: counter application, courier application and online application.  I will discuss online application.


The online application is similar to Australia Visa Online Application.  The difference is, in New Zealand Visa application, original passport is required to be submitted to VFS Center.

  1. Create an Account here. Make sure you have a valid email address and cell phone number.
  2. Check your email and verify.  Make sure to do this process within 2 weeks as the link expires after 14 days.
  3. Once you have verified your email address, start answering all the questions.  You do not need to answer them all at once.  You can save and be back again later.
  4. The online application can be completed not necessarily following the order of pages after the first 2 pages.
  5. Upload all documents in your online application including your ID photo (preferably passport size or 2 x 2, white back ground, neutral face).  Documents must be .pdf file and photo must be .jpg file.  Make sure to prepare your documents properly.
  6. You can always change your answers provided it’s not yet submitted.

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  1. Passport size ID picture – white background and neutral face. Upload in .jpg file
  2. Passport bio page – the page with your personal information. This will support your “Identity.” Upload in .pdf file
  3. All pages of your passport with visas and immigration stamps – this will support your “Genuine Intentions” of visiting New Zealand.  You get better chances of having your application approved if you have Australian Visa already. Note that all your previous/valid visas and other immigration stamps should only be in 1 file. Do not upload separately per visa. Upload in .pdf file
  4. NBI clearance – must not be more than 6 months and valid for travel aboard. This will support your “Character.” Upload in .pdf file
  5. Evidence of sufficient funds – this will support your “Funds.” Make sure that all documents are in 1 file and upload everything in a single file. Include the following as proof of Sufficient Funds:
    • Bank Certificate – amount must be 32,000/month (1000 NZD/montht) of stay. The higher the better.  At the very least, do not provide a Bank certificate with less than a hundred thousand pesos.
    • Bank Statement for the past 6 months
    • CONFIRMED ticket. Yes, you read it right. Confirmed ticket. Not reservation only.  Hence, ensure that your other documents are sufficient enough to get you a visa.  Otherwise, you’ll waste your ticket. It’s very risky but that’s the requirement
    • CONFIRMED hotel reservation. Like your air ticket, your hotel must also be confirmed.  Attach your Hotel voucher.
    • Detailed day to day itinerary
    • Employment certificate of business documents
    • BIR forms and proofs of tax payments
    • Credit card statements, if any
    • Affidavit of support and financial documents of the person executing the affidavit, if someone is paying for your expenses.

6. Once you have uploaded everything, and reach “Thank You” part, it means the end of the online application process.

7. Check your email for instructions on how to send your passport and the printed confirmation.

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VFS Global Services Philippines Private Inc.,

Mezzanine Floor Unit M01, Ecoplaza Building,

2305 Chino Roces Avenue Extension Makati City, Metro Manila 1231

Office hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


VFS Global Services Philippines Private Inc.,

9th Floor, Keppel Center, Unit 905, Samar Loop

Cor. Cardinal Rosales Avenue,

Cebu Business Park, Cebu City 6000

Office hours: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM



  1. Visa is free provided your stay is less than 59 days.  However, handling fees and courier fees will be charged by VFS and your travel agent.  It is always better to get the services of a professional travel agency because they can make the necessary assessment and help in preparing your right documents. You get better chances of getting your application approved if you’re doing and submitting the right thing. You may contact for visa assistance.
  2. Processing time may take up to 1 month if it’s your first time to travel to New Zealand.  However, if you have travelled before and have been to other OECD countries, processing time will only take 5 days or less.
  3. You will receive an email, call or text once your passport is ready for pick up at VFS. Pick up can only be done 2-4PM, Mondays to Fridays.
  4. Plan ahead of time and consult a professional travel agent since New Zealand visa application is a bit different compared to other countries.
  5. Visit New Zealand together with Australia in one go. You may also include
  6. Make sure you have sufficient funds.

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As of July 28, 2014

Since New Zealand is geographically close to Australia, I have decided to visit the Land of the Kiwis on my trip to the Land Down Under. Like in Australia, Filipinos are required to obtain a visa prior to arrival. I applied for New Zealand Tourist Visa after I have been given a Visa Grant Notice by the Australian Embassy in Manila. I have read in several blog posts that securing a New Zealand Visa is easier if one is already granted an Australian Visa.


1. Duly accomplished Application Form INZ 1017.

2. Original and valid passport

3. Confirmed and paid ticket out of New Zealand to a country where one has a right to stay. Meaning, whether or not the Embassy will grant or deny an applicant a visa, the ticket to be presented must be valid and not a mere reservation. Hence, it’s a risk an applicant has to take. The confirmed ticket I presented is Sydney – Auckland – Gold Coast – Manila.

4. Proof of financial capacity, like bank certificate and recent credit card statements that you have 1,000 New Zealand Dollars per month of stay (roughly 37,000.00). Of course, it is better to submit a financial document higher than they require. I submitted a bank certificate from BDO 10x higher than their monthly requirement

5. Confirmed Hotel booking

6. ID picture for New Zealand Visa

7. Secondary requirement (though not necessarily required but can be submitted to support said application are the following: work related papers such as certificates of employment, leave, and salary (for employed applicants) and business documents such as DTI/SEC, BIR, Mayor’s Permit for self-employed applicants

8. Over and above these requirements, an applicant must be in good health, in good character, fits the purpose of coming to New Zealand and a bonafide temporary visitor.

Enclosed all original documents plus one photocopy in a long brown envelop and send to:

New Zealand Visa Information and Application Center
3rd Floor, Allegro Center
2284 Chino Roces Extension
Barangay Magallanes
Makati City, Metro Manila 1231
02 845 9222

Visa is free if intended stay is 59 days or less. If more than 59 days, 5,800.00 will be paid by the applicant. Their official processing partner charges a fee of 1,000.00 to be paid in the form of Manager’s Cheque payable to ‘PIASI’. A 300.00 will be charged for pick-up and delivery services to be paid directly to Air21. Before submitting, call first PIASI as they will schedule when will Air21 pick up the documents. Processing time is not less than 15 working days. A text message and email will be sent by the embassy once they receive the papers. They will also conduct interview over the phone so make sure to answer your phones. They called me in the landline I gave on a holiday.

In the phone interview, the lady who called asked the following:
1.Length of my stay
2. Places I wanted to visit and why
3. Why New Zealand
4. What is my work and other personal circumstances
5. Who will pay for my trip
6. What countries I have visited in the last 2 years. I was asked if I have been to Africa.

The phone interview lasted for about 3 minutes. After the interview, the lady told me that I just have to wait for my passport. Two days after, I already got my passport with visa label on it. All other documents I submitted were not returned.

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After 5 days, I received an email asking me to answer their Survey Form. I gave them a good remarks.


  1. Hello sa inyong lahat. May tanong lang po ako about sa Transit Visa. Merun na po akong Student Visa para sa New Zealand. Tapos bumili na po ako ng ticket para sa February. Bali, Manila – Singapore ( 6 hours stopover)
    – Australia ( 6 hours stopover )- New Zealand. Ang tanong ko po, need ko pa bang kumuha ng Transit Visa para sa Australia? Sabi nila hindi na daw kailangan, sabi naman ng iba kailangan daw. Please kung sino may alam neto, pakisagot. thank you!

    1. Panu po ba ang procedure pag worker k ng dubai at gusto mo mg visit sa new zealand..pls..need pa ba ng medical xray etc.. kung 1month lng nman mag visit?

    2. My tanong lang po ako..
      Galing na po kc me ng New Zealand ng stay ako dun for 2mons.nbigyan me ng limited visa..tps now kukunin me ng bf ko dun for 6mons. Muna..tps ako wala me work now…sa tingin nio ma approve kaya un visa ko nian….

    3. Hello Byron, saang school ka nag-apply at anong course? Ilang days na process ang student visa mo?

    4. Depende po kung anong airline. Kapag Cebu pacific po ang alam ko need ng transit visa kahit less than 8 hrs lang sa Australia.

  2. helow po ung husband ko nag aaply ng tourist visa,,ang laman po ang acount nmin ay 100k lang po sa tingin po nyo maaprobahan sya..may mga suporting papers po sya na dti,business permit..

    1. uh depende mitch, kung may strong ties sya sa NZ like relatives or friends na dineclare sa application form and makita ng immigration officer na mag sstay lang talaga sya dun for the said purpose eh mabibigyan sya. however be prepared kasi pwede ding idegrade ung visitor visa nya sa limited visa kapag sa tingin ng immigration officer eh hnd nya masatisy ung tinatawag nilang “bonafide visitor”. anyway pag nadegrade ung visitor nya ang ioofer ng officer is ung limited visa which is makakapunta kapa din sa NZ on your expressed purpose and hnd ka pwede mag extend. maximum of 1 month stay ka lang dun and kelangan umexit. kahit kumpleto ang papers depende sa officer kung mabibigyan nga ng visitor visa. may iba na nabibigyan kahit less than 100K ung show money.

      kung itatanong mo naman kung pwede mag work dun kapag nabigyan na ng visitor visa eh ang sagot pwede, icococnvert nlng un dun sa working pag may employer na nag bigay sa kanya ng job offer. kung limited visa ang nabigay sa kanya eh pwede pa ding maghanap ng work dun pero once na mabigyan ng job offer eh dito mo sa pinas kelangan iaply ung work visa..

      1. Hi5, bale nka kuha n pla ang pinsan ko ng agency s nz tpos xa n yta mag aayos ng papel dun at ibi2gy ko nlng ang mga kylngn nyang papel, kso ang laki ng placement fee pwera p ung ticket ko papunt dun kung skling mkapunt ako dun

        1. Ung pinsan mo nandito pa sa pinas or nasa NZ na? mahal talaga lahat ng agency bsta kinuha mo sila for study purposes kasi mahal din ang tuition fee ng mga schools dun dependa kung anong pag aaralan mo ang bayad.. Pero mas mapapamura ka kung di nlng kukuhs ng agency. mag oonline apply nlng sa kung saang school ka mag aaral then bayaran sya then gamitin un pag lodge ng student visa dito pinas, kayang makapnta dun kahit walang agency..

      2. Paano mo nalaman …. Nag apply me ng 3months to stay may phone call grabe mga tanong nila.. Hehhehe

        1. Kung enough ung resources mo to last for 3 months dun and may matitirahan kna dun eh baka mabigyan ka ng maayos nanconditoon ng visa.. depende na din sa officer kung ano trip nila hahaha nag apply nandin kami pareparehas lng ng inaplayan pero iba iba ang resulta..

      3. Dito po aq s UAE nag wowork s ngaun mag a apply aq ng visit visa s NZ Pwede po ba pag nkakuha n aq ng employer sa new zealand kelangan q pa bang umexit?

  3. hi may question lang po ako, nagpasa kasi ako application under partnership temporary category working visa sa new zealand after 2 days naka received ako ng message galing piasi na yung application ko nasa courier na for delivery in few days daw pero wala pakong narereceive na tawag galing embassy ano kaya yung result nun. Thanks

    1. Ah wala pa yun pre wait kapa ng ilang araw sa tawag ng embassy, di ko alam kung ilang days inaabot ng ganyang category pero pag visitor visa kasi withing 10 working days, pag student and work visa 15-20 days. Kelan kaba nag apply?

  4. May sponsorship ako kaso family friend nakalagay sa app ko tpos dami nila taking bat ako any ininvite nila bakit di kamag anak ..

  5. Wala pa rin ako nareceive na email nila nag pass ako ng app ngyn Dec 3 tpos ngkaron ako ng phone interview ng dec4 tpos wait na lang daw ako ng result

  6. Ask ko lang po saan mas madali makahanap ng work sa New Zealand? sa Wellington po ba or Christchurch

  7. limited visa lang po ung sa husband ko,talagang dito po sa pinas iaaply ung work visa kapag nakahanap sya don ng work..kung dito po tlga pwede po b na kahit andon p sya eh dito iaaply ung work visa?maraming salamat po

    1. Hindi ko alam mitch kung pano mangyayari ung ganun na naandun sya tapos dito mag aaply ng work visa.. Pag nakahanap kasi sya ng work dun eh magbibigay ng job offer ung employer sa kanya, tapos pag may job offer na sya eh saka palang sya makakaaply ng work visa. Kapag dun sya sa NZ nag apply ng work visa eh malamang hnd yan papayagan kasi nga naka limited visa lang sya. Ung visa na yan is limited lang sa purpose ng ipinunta nya dun tska ang alam ko eh hnd nya yan pwede iextend 1 month lang maximum na stay. So ang pwede nya lang talaga gawin is pumunta dun maghanap ng work at pag may nakuha eh depende sa kanya kung gusto nya hintayin ung job offer kung mahihintay pa nya pero pag aabutin na sya ng expiration ng limited visa nya eh magexit na sya at ipa mail nlng sa employer ung job offer. Hnd sya kasi pwede magextend more than a month or else madedeport sya.. Makakapag apply ka lang ng work visa pag may job offer kana. Kung general visitor visa sana ang nakuha nya eh pwedeng dun na mag apply ng work visa. Pero dahil limited kelangan talaga umuwi nyan.

      Ano bang nakalagay sa conditions ng visa nya?

  8. Hello everyone! I have a question regarding my tourist visa application. Nagpasa ako ng online tourist visa application last nov 20. Then nakareceive ako ng email from the embassy stating that my application was already received. Nov 24 pinick up ng air 21 yung documents ko at nareceive ng embassy last nov 26. Tumawag yung visa officer sakin nung december 2. Humihingi ng proof ng monthly income ko and interview na din (I declared my catering business) so nasend ko yung hinihingi nya nung december 3. Sabi nung visa officer early next week daw ang decision nya about my application kasi I asked him during the phone call. So meaning monday – wednesday ngayong week yun. Until now wala akong narereceive na kahit anong feedback galing sa kanila. Ano kayang pwedeng gawin? Can I call them? Anyone na naeexperience din tong naeexperience ko? Thanks a lot. God bless you all.

  9. Super kaba ko ngyn kasi ng message ang piasi NASA courier na daw ung doc/passport ko papunta sa akin di ko alam kung ano result huhuhu….

  10. May application has been declined kc di ko nameet ung bonafide requirements.sabi ko na nga ba huhuhu

  11. Nakalimutan namin any reservations of flght or itirinary. Kasi sa sponsorships ko nakalagay sa letr sila gagastos ng. Pamasahe ko pauwe so di na kame kumuha ng travel reservations

  12. hello!!!i just wanna ask,pls. help me, we have a plan to visit nz this feb…ang concern ko lang is i cant give them bank certificate,hindi kasi ako nagpa open ng account,.but i got cash around 30k(savings from previous job) currently unemployed din,my friend(american national) will shoulder all the expenses.we plan to visit just a week lang naman….posible ho bang ma decline ang application ko??

    1. Isa sa mga requirements sa pag apply ng visa sa NZ is evidence na may enough money ka na nakapangalan sa iyo, so kelangan talaga un para tumaas ang chance na mabigyan ka ng visa kelangan, ung bank cert and bank statements ang pwedeng mag prove na meron ka ngang ganung halaga under your name. Kung mag visit ka lang ng 1 week lang dun eh bsta ispecify mo kung anong gagawin mo dun sa 1 week kasi kung valid naman ung reason and di ka nila pag hihinalaan na mag ooverstay eh mabibigyan ka ng visa pero “limited visa” ang mabibigay sayo, instead na visitor visa, okay parin yan pag yan nakuha mo ibgsabihin lang nyan eh di ka pwede mag extend at kelangan mong makabalik ngnpinas bago mag expire ung visa.. Pero first thing eh mag open kna ng bank account madaliblang naman un habang mejo marami pang time 🙂

      1. nagpa open na ako ng account…I got 36k…i submit all the requirements last ja.7 tas jan.15 na receive ko letter nila…results??Declined…sad…we plan to apply again,my American friend will add my funds to make it 100,000 pesos…hope it work ds time…

  13. kapag ba meron ng job order at dito aayusin ang work visa magkano nmn ang magagastos..maraming salamat

    1. Mitch, 10,300 for work visa fee, 500 for processing fee ng PIASI kung saan mo ilodge ang application and 200 sa courier. So bale 11K lahat.. Pero please check sa website nila parang may bagong policy sila na levy fee depende sa anong work mo so madadagdagan pa yang 11 K na yan.. Take note hnd pwede cash ang bayad, it could either be atm debit, credit card or managers check.. If wala ka pang medical ang medical fee sa Nationwide health systems sa Makati is 8700 full medical un with xray na din, di ko lang alam kung nagtaas sila.. Sa st. Lukes nasa 10K ang full medical. yang dalawa lang na yan ang accredited ng NZ embassy.

  14. Hi there.Wait na lng ng partner ko visa nya. Plan ko nmn mag apply visit visa under partnership pag nandun n sya s NZ. Meron n ko mga supporting documents like photos, travel itinerary tickets, communications thru txt/email/facebook/viber, official receipts ng motel/ date nmin s restaurants at timeline of our 4 year relationship.. thou we could not provide an evidence that we do live together under one roof. 1. are these evidences enough money at least 200thou pesos, enough n b for 6months stay there? 3.possible interview questions of the officers? thank u!!

    1. hello, ano na po status ng visa ng partner mo? same scenario po ako dati sa inyo. pero nabigyan lang ako ng limited visa instead na visit visa.

  15. Hi! Do you know if we can secure an e-visa instead of a Visa Label on the passport? Thank you.

  16. Hello po, tanong ko po sana kung kailangan pa ng x ray cert? At dapat po ba sa loob ng 3 months is may 37000 ung bank account? Or ok lng po ba na sa loob lng ng one month napasukan ng 37000? Salamt po

    1. Plan ko po sana pumunta dun as tourist this march 2015. At magapply dito online sa singapore this 3rd of january 2015

  17. Hello po, tanong ko po sana kung kailangan pa ng x ray cert? At dapat po ba sa loob ng 3 months is may 37000 ung bank account? Or ok lng po ba na sa loob lng ng one month napasukan ng 37000? Plan ko po sana pumunta dun as tourist this march 2015. At magapply dito online sa singapore this 3rd of january after my work visit at brunei.

    1. What was writen on the INZ1017 visitor visa form, sa may gitnang pages banda is 1000NZD per month ang minimum na funds mo dapat if your going there using own funds and with no sponsorship coming from a new zealand citizen or resident holder. 1000NZ in pesos is somewhat 30-32K. xray is needed isearch mo ang mga accredited clinics ng NZ dyan sa singapore. Xray is part of the requirements

  18. Tanong ko din po kung sabay po ba isubmit online ung x ray cert as stated dun sa tourist visa requirement? Or hintayin na lng ung advice ng immigration officer. Sa singapore po pala ako nagtratrabaho.

  19. halimbawa po nakakuha ng job order at dito iaaply ng work visa..gaano po nman katagal ang process nun..salamat po

    1. Within 24 working days ang process nun.. So pwedeng mas mapaaga or pwede ding mas malate sa 24 working days depende sa mga naisubmit mong requirements and kung ung work na nakuha mo sa NZ is included sa shortlist jobs nila.. kung ang work experience mo din is related dun sa nakuha mong offer sa NZ eh baka mas mabilis maprocess.. Factor din para bumilis ang pag process ng visa mo is kung may previous visa ka na ng USA, Canada, UK, AUS..

      1. About 16 pages im not sure if they updated it already.. just download it thru the net you’ll sure get the updated one. with regards to PIASI, maybe google could help you im sorry. But what i can give you is their office address located at 3rd floor ALEGRO building, along Chino Roces Extension Road, Makati City. They’re know for PIASI, even of you are to pay them thru managers cheque they would want you to use PIASI and not the whole meaning of it..

  20. Hi po, tanong ko lng po if magapply ka ng visitor’s visa. Need pa po ba ung sponsorship form even mag stay lng dun ng 15 days? andun po kasi boyfriend ko. siya po ung magsponsor sa akin for my 15 days vacation.

    1. if someone will sponsor you, then your sponsor has to provide you all the documents you need to submit to the embassy to support your application. hindi lang sponsorship letter kundi lahat ng kanyang legal docs and financial docs.

    2. Let him fill out the sponsorship form and accomplish or provide nya din ung mga docus na hinihingi dun sa sponsorship form, then isend nya ung mga un sayo thru DHL siguro or i dont know kung okay ang scanned docus nlng.. Then you need to fill out also the INZ1017 form and accomplish ung mga checklist ng documents na kelangan mong iprepare. Pag complete kna ng docus, together with the sponsorship form ng bf mo eh ilodge mo na sa PIASI visa center located at Alegro Blg. Chino Roces Ext., Makati City

        1. Yes, you can apply for visitor visa kahit walang magsponsor sayo as long as you provide all the requirements set forth dun sa visitor visa form (INZ1017) …

      1. Tanong ko lng kc ng apply ako ng visit visa thru sponsorship otw n ung document ng mgsponsor sa kin.kaso ung passport ko sa malaysia ako ngrenew at gmamit ako ng travel documents pauwi so walang tatak ng in and out passport ko.Ground ba yon pra d maapruban visa ko

  21. may chance po ba makahanap ng trabaho ung tourist sa New Zealand? im an engineer po. Pwd po ba makahanap ng trabaho dun sa New Zealand ung tourist? hindi po ba iyon madetect ng immigration na nagapply ka? may nagsasabi kasi na baka mahuli or madetect ng nz immigration at pauwiin at hindi makapasok sa nz for 12 months

    1. Ganito, kapag ang naibigay sayo na visa is visitor visa, at pagdating mo dun eh nakakuha ka ng job offer, pwede kang dun nlng sa NZ mag apply ng work visa bsta complete ka sa requirements mo together with the job offer ng employer mo dun, pwede maconvert na work visa un.. Pero kung “limited visa” ang binigay sayo dito eh, pwede ka pa din makakuha ng job offer dun kung may kukuha sayo pero kelangan mo umuwi dito pinas para dito ilodge ung work visa application

  22. Hi! I just want to ask something po. I just won a trip to NZ from a contest na sinalihan ko, and ako po ang magpoprocess ng visa ko. I’m currently unemployed kasi fresh grad ako and wala pa rin po akong work experience. Ang source of funds ko lang po ay remittance from my parents. Though all-expense-paid naman po yung trip and may pocket money din po. I’ve only been abroad only once. 3 days lang naman po ang stay ko sa NZ if ever. Mahihirapan po kaya akong kumuha ng visa? Thank you po in advance sa reply 🙂

  23. Hi. Have u heard po tungkol sa working holiday scheme sa NZ for filipinos. Idea namn po kung magkano magagastos at kung kailangan po ba ielts passer ka? Thanks po. God bless us all

    1. Last year nag open ung holliday visa scheme ng NZ february 5 at 5 early in the morning, nagtry kami ng friend ko mag apply inabangan namin un and its an online application.. 100 slots lang ang aloted sa pilipinas sad to say kaya sobrang bilis mo dapat mag enter ng mga details na hinihingi dun sa application.. You also need credit card to pay online sa last step ng application i think it costs 6K ata nakimutan ko na.. Anyway, mabilis kong nafill upan ung application pero pag dating ko na dun sa last step ung mag babayad na eh nareject na ko ng system nila kasi puno na daw agad ung slots! In a matter of 10mins or less naubos na agad ung 100 slots, ganun kadami ang mga nag aaply dun at kelangan mo din ng mabilis na internet connection para magkaroon ka ng chance makapasok…

      1. Hi Greg! Nag-apply din ako nito lang last Feb 5 and same thing pagdating ko sa dulo na reject na ako hindi na ako umabot sa payment and when i checked the status of my application sabi “completed pending submission” ibig sabihin ba nito nde ako nakapasok? Kasi until now i’m still hoping na sana nakapasok ako. Thanks. God bless.

  24. I applied tourist visa din to NZ…My american National invited me since Im his travel buddy…He will shoulder all our expenses…We have been to jeju-do korea last oct.2014 for a week vacation(no visas required in jeju) …Now we picked NZ for another vacation(10 days)…I am currently unemployed…I only got 36k in my account but sponsored naman po ako eh ng american friend ko..I attached his credit card statements but unfortunately they DECLINED my application…ano paba pwd ko gawin???pls help…we already booked plane ticket….

      1. Dear Author
        Thank you sa info huh!!! I appreciate it so much:-)
        6 months talaga? we plan to apply again this week pero dagdagan ng American friend ko ang bank funds ko to make it 100,000 pesos..desperada na po kami laki kasi ng cancellation penalty ng ticket..sabi kasi my funds daw is relatively modest (36,000 pesos)…at tsaka I do not have strong commitments to return Phils. daw(Im not currently employed),its hard naman kasi to take off from work if employed ka tas yung reazon is “vacation” lang..May na approve kaya na visa kahit currently neither employed nor self employed basta mdyo malaki laki lang ang personal funds???
        10 days lang naman sana vacation namin to NZ,my American friend is willing to impose a bond too but he do not know how.We send them email 3 days ago pero walang response..Is there such a limited visa kahit 10 days lang talaga hihingin namin…

        1. Mhrap tlg mg cancel ng flight…
          Kumuha na lang kau,ng nag aayos tlg ng visa adviser..byran nio alan….kc,mhrap tlg kumuha ng visa sa NZ.

    1. mahirap masabi kung bat di ka nagrant, specially kung napresent mo naman lahat ng requirements na hinihingi sa checklist ng visitor visa form.. Pero kung sakaling may mga namiss kang important documents eh bka un ang dahilan.. Usually kasi kelangan mong maprove sa kanila na stable ka so i think kung may business ka kelangan mong magpakita ng proof, if employed you need certifications, and ung money sa bank hnd naman talaga kelangan kalakihan pero kung may proof of transactions kana dun eh isa ding factor yun.. Re apply lang ulit

      1. Dear Miguel,
        Im am currently employed nor self employed..mas madali kasi mag bakasyon pag hindi ka employed..base kasi sa previous employment ko BDO and teaching (lahat contractual) eh umabsent nga lang ng isang araw ang hirap.kailangan pa mag sinungaling na nagkasakit..kaya after my employment which is today nalang ako nag aaply ng visa pero kailangan pala strong employment,wala naba ibang paraan??
        they also state my funds are relatively modest(36k)kaya dagdagan daw ng american friend ko to make it 100k,makatulong kaya yon??dami kasi ng kailangang asikasuhin papers eh tapos e turn down lang nila uLit application ko…

        1. Hi Rosemarie,

          Unfortunately, nakikita kasi ng immigration kung fresh iyong funds mo sa banko. Ibig sabihin kung bagong transfer lang ito. To show proof of funds, dapat matagal na sa bank iyong pera at hindi ito kakadeposit lang. I agree with the author, wait for few months. pasyal muna kayo sa ibang bansa na di required ang visa. Kapag madami ng tatak ang passport, it shows na talagang nagtatravel ka. Or if you really want to try again, you can but you have to prove na magtatravel lang talaga kayo. Mention places na gusto nyong puntahan. Draft an Itinerary na pupuntahan nyo in 10 days.

          Lesson learned, next time po do not book flights hangga’t wala pa ang Visa, kase po hindi iyon enough reason ang booked flights para mabigyan ng Visa. Mahirap po talagang makakuha ng tourist visa mga unemployed Pinoys sa ibang countries because sadly they always think na hindi magtotour kundi maghahanap ng work.

          Puwede ka ding mag request ng letter from your friend na siya lahat ng gagastos ng trip nyo instead of transferring money on your account.

          Hope this helps.

  25. Hello, ask ko lng po kc plan nmin ng partner ko mg aral ako sa nz, wl kming kilala dun but we have relative in Ausie, sabi nya ms mdali kung sa NZ pumasok den lilipat km s Ausie.. Ano2 po ang mga requirements to study in Nz? Tnx

  26. Hi may tanong lang ako nag apply kasi ng visit visa based on partnership kumpleto nmn lahat ng docs ko pati evdince ng funds tsaka proof ng relationship nmin student holder yung asawa ko sa new zealand bale level 7 sya pero hindi pasok sa skilled course pero visit visa lang nmn inapplyan ko nag submit ako nung jan 18 and then nakareceive ako ng txt sa piasi na nasa immigration na daw yung docs ko and email nila nareceive na din tpos jan. 22 nakareceive ulit ako ng message na iddeliver na daw sakin yung mga docs ko pero wala akong nareceive na twag mula sa kanila possible ba na decline yung application ko? Thanks guys

    1. Baka may ibang form dapat nanfill outab ka maliban sa visitor visa form.. Masyado stricto ang NZ immigration lalo na at mga pinoy din ang naandun.. Kung approve ka okay yun pero kung nadecline ka, sana may explanation sila dun kung bakit declined.. hindi lang kasi maganda na ibabalik agad nila ung papers mo ng hnd ka manlang kinontact.. Sa mga nabasa ko din na binalik agad ung papers nila ng hnd nacocontact ng officer eh declined sila. Nag eemail kasi sila pag granted ka

      1. ok na nakuha ko na visa ko granted na ang problema ko nalang kung kelangan pa ba ng transit visa pagdating sa australia?

    2. Online application ba to? You can follow-up on your visa application to their Call Center Hotline: (02) 845-9222

    3. Hi ganyan din situation sa daughter ko, nagtext pabalik na docs nya wala din sya email, kumusta po result ng application mo?

  27. Hi everyone. I am planning to move to NZ in June. My boyfriend is a NZ citizen. I am currently working in Indonesia. We have just known each other for 6 months. He’s been to Indonesia to see me and he’s coming back again to spend time with me. He plans to be my sponsor thinking that it might help in my visa application. But I am not really sure what kind of visa to get. The ‘show-money’ or fund is not a problem I guess. I have enough for more than 6 months (I wish it’s enough). My main purpose of going there is to be with my bf and see if we can really be a married couple in the future. Then find a job eventually cause I want to stay independent. I will be resigning from work as well. I am a teacher. I am wondering which visa to get and if they will grant me a visa even if I will resign from work. Hoping for a reply. Thank you and God bless.

  28. Hi. Ano po kayang visa maganda. My boyfriend holds a working visa sa NZ. pwede ba ung based on partnership or mas maganda na visit visa nalang?

    1. Pag resident na siguro ung bf mo mas okay sigurong partnership. Otherwise mag visit visa ka nlng, pero mahirap padin masabi eh, msyadong doubtful ang NZ immigration, gaya nga nung sabi nung isang nagcomment na maghanap nlng ng mag aayos ng visa at bayaran, para sure.. mahirap magets ang NZ embassy dito pinas. Kelangan mong maprove nanstable ka talaga bago ka mabigyan ng visitor visa..

        1. ung sis ko po nsa nz na under partner visa, ung husband po nya is working visa din ang hawak, nagrequest lang din po ung husband nya sa company nya ng letter request addressed sa embassy dito.

      1. hi pwede po van magtanong
        magrerenew kasi ko ng visit visa
        hanggang dec 23 nlang yung immgrationg office kala pasa ko pang then may visa expres in jan 24 nakita ko kasi 25days ang pgprocess so hindi aabot kasi balik ng office is jan 5 pano kaya yun tnx

  29. Gusto ko sanang mag-apply ng visa kaso may bad credit record ako sa isang bank. Makikita ba nila yun?

  30. Hi! We booked a trip to Sydney this September for 15 days, we are also planning to visit Auckland (New Zealand) via Sydney, so Manila-Sydney;Sydney-Auckland;Sydney-Manila. Obviously we need to apply visa for both AUSTRALIA and NZ, however I’m not sure if we will be allowed to enter Sydney again since I’m pretty sure they will only issue a single entry visa. Any advise on what to do? Thank you!

    1. Hi APS, It depends kung anong type of visa ang ibibigay sa inyo for Australia. FYI, Australia does provide 1 year multiple entry visa. Sana iyon ang makuha ninyo. You can state to your visa application (if possible) that you want to visit Auckland as well para mas malaki ang chance na bigyan kayo ng multiple entry visa. All the best sa travel plans and enjoy every moment! 🙂

  31. Ask ko lang po. Paano po procedure pag dito ako sa South Korea magaapply ng New Zealand tourist visa?

    Maraming salamat

  32. Helow po, tanong ko lng po kung sino na d2 ung nka pag ayos n ng visa d2 s new zealand emabssy s singapore? Ndi po kc ko passport holder d2 kinukuha po kc ng company ko ung pasport ko, pag po ba ok n ung visa ko ku2nin po b nila pasport ko pra ta2kan? Ilng days po sknila un? Ska saan po d2 s singapore ang accredited ng new zealand n clinic for medical? Mrming slamat po s sa2got ng mga tanong ko

  33. Hello. Nag apply na ako ng visitor visa for NZ and surrendered my passport. I just received an email asking for flight bookings and itinerary – which I do not have. I do not want to purchase tickets or book flights when I do not have a visa grant. How else can I avoid a visa denial without having to buy a ticket? I already have an Australian tourist visa and my intention was to travel to New Zealand when I am in Australia. Please help and advise. Thank you.

    1. You can make a simple itinerary like kung ano ang ma gusto mong puntahan sa NZ, as per booking, puwede ka pumunta sa travel agency and ask kung puwede ka nilang bigyan ng booking reservation (not booking a flight) May mga agencies na nagproprovide ng ganun. I hope this helps. 🙂

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    2. Hi.. Yung gumawa ng blog ang pinadala niyang ticket for nz visa is yung ticket niya going to australia.

  34. Hi I applied online for visitor visa last Decemebr 31,2015 and completed my medical on January 20,2016. Then on January 25, St.Lukes Global City forwarded my medical to New Zealand Immigration. I’m really worried until now I haven’t received any updates/status regarding my application. Everytime I tracked, it says its still with the New Zealand Immigration. Can somebody help me with my concern please. Thank you so much.

  35. Hi ms. Diana,

    I just want to know if possible ba na maapprove ang visit visa if im one of the stockholder sa family business namen na marketing/manpowering agency and wala din problem sa bank statement. Possible kaya ma approve kahit hindi pa din ako bumili ng ticket going to nz. My bf kasi is a citizen na din naman sa nz and i just want to surprise him. Also i am looking and waiting for a cheap flight pa going to nz.

  36. Hi.. im planning to visit my boyfriend in NZ for 6 months. Sya magsponsor sakin during my stay.. may enough funds nman ako sa bank acct ko.. ang prob ko is unemployed ako wala ako maipprovide na proof na babalik ako sa pinas like COE . possible pa dn kaya na mabigyan ako ng visa? thanks in advance

  37. Hi.. just want to know if i have same experience.. its been 2 mos since the nz embassy received my daughters application for a visitor visa under dependent of a long term worker, pro until now wla man lng ako any updates from them, aside sa nsa embassy pdaw papers nya.. sbay ko inaply un skn, i have already granted a work visa under partnership,, di kame mkapagpabook dhil wla pa sa anak ko.. matagal ba tlg iprocess pag sa bata, my daughter is only 2 yo. any helpful info? thanks..

  38. May service fee po ba pag online application? How about paper application?

    Same checklist on both online & paper? I noticed sa online, checklist are passport, travel tickets & proof of funds while sa paper merong evidence of employment, itinerary & invite from NZ contact (my brother & his wife live & work in NZ). Do I also need to upload these?

    Yung questions sa online application form same lang nung nasa INZ 1189 form? I haven’t created an online account yet. I want to make sure I have all the scanned documents & photo before I create one.

    Kailangan talaga paid ticket/confirmed booking? Any recommendations where I can have my acceptable photo taken?

    Dun sa Contact Details section, ok lang ba lagay ko either yung brother ko or yung wife niya to act on my behalf re communication about my application? At ilagay ko din sila as relatives or contacts I have in NZ? 3-4 years na sila dun and waiting na lang for their PR status. I’m just worried baka isipin ng immig di na ako bumalik. I’m currently employed in a BPO company for 13 years now. Also, need pa din ba ng invitation letter from them?

    Sorry, daming tanong. Thanks kung sino man makakasagot!

  39. Hi,can I ask po ano po appropriate n reason for a purpose of applying a visit visa s NZ.My relatives are already citizens there. I’m planning out to visit my grandmother is it already a valid reason to approved my visa?Or sending me an invitation from my relatives there to attend the christening of my uncle’s baby?Is it possible to reason out this two?
    What might be the best advised?

    Thanks in advanced.

  40. Hi all! I’m applying for visitors visa, may sponsor and invitation letter na ako from NZ and citizen na dun uncle ko (My mom’s brother). May possibility ba na madecline pa din ang application ko even with complete requirements? Currently employed kasi ako and magreresign ako once approved na ang visa ko. Thanks in advance! 🙂

  41. Hi ! I just wanna ask, nag submit ako ng application sa piasi nung March 8, tues, then Thursday i received a phone call for the interview that lasted for 15 mins. Then the nxt day( w/c is today) i received a text message that the passport has been to the courier and needs to wait for a few days for it. So Im just tense if ot’s approve or not pero syempre sana approve hehe haysss

  42. Hello pa help po, nag aral po ako nag dairy dito sa pinas and im planning to work sa new zealand. kaso ang easiest way to go to NZ for work is through student visa, is there other cheaper way to go to NZ for work?

  43. pwede po bang ma aprovan nang tourist visa for NZ kahit walang relatives doon but meron mga friends? thanks

  44. helow po ung visa ko po limited visa eh expired n po sya..pwede ko po b sya uli kpg nirene ko po b sya limited uli ung visa ganun pa rin po b ung mga requirements..salamat po

  45. Hi to all , pwede po ba khit 31 y/0 na kumuha ng working holiday visa?kasi ang nakalagay ay 30 lng ,may chance kya payagan khit over age.thanks sa sasagot

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