Information for Overseas Participants

Visa to enter New Zealand 

Do I need a visa?

Check to see whether you need a visitor visa to come to New Zealand.



If your home country is on our visa-waiver list, you can enter New Zealand without a visa, depending on how long you want to stay.


If you are not from a visa-waiver country you will need a visa. The detailed guidance about how to obtain a visa can be found on the Immigration New Zealand website


If you do require a letter of invitation in support of your Visa application, please complete and return this form  Request for Invitation Letter at your earliest convenience to Ms Heather Cooper


Other useful information


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