A blog article detailing visa requirements for Swiss citizens visiting New Zealand and Icelandic citizens visiting New Zealand.
Introduction to the New Zealand Visa Program
NEW ZEALAND VISA FOR SWISS CITIZENS and Iceland citizens are now eligible for a New Zealand visa. The visa allows these citizens to stay in New Zealand for up to three months. The visa is valid for tourism or business purposes only. Citizens of Switzerland and Iceland must apply online for the visa. To apply, they will need to provide their passport information, a photo, and their signature. The application process can take up to two weeks to complete. Once the application has been submitted, a confirmation email will be sent to the applicant’s email address. If everything is correct, the applicant will then receive an approval letter from Immigration New Zealand (INZ). If there are any errors in the application, INZ will contact the applicant to fix them before approving or denying the application. Once approved, applicants can begin the visa process by visiting an embassy or consulate in their home country.
How to apply for a Visa in Switzerland
To apply for a Swiss Visa, the applicant must have a valid passport, visa application form, and two passport-size photos. The application fee is CHF 120. For an Iceland Visa, the applicant must have a valid passport, visa application form, and two passport-size photos. The application fee is ISK 2600. The Swiss Embassy or Consulate in your country may also require you to submit proof of financial security in the amount of at least CHF 20,000 per person in case you are refused entry to Switzerland on health grounds.
How to apply for a Visa in Iceland
To apply for a New Zealand Visa, you will need to provide your passport and visa application form. You can download the forms from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. NEW ZEALAND VISA FOR ICELAND CITIZENS
You will also need to provide documentation that proves your identity and your relationship to the person you are travelling with. This can include a valid passport, driver’s licence, marriage certificate, or birth certificate. If you are travelling with a child under 18 years old, they must have an identification card or proof of guardianship from a recognised authority.
If you are travelling as part of a group, each member of the group must submit an application form and the required documentation. You will not be able to apply for a visa on behalf of someone else.
Once you have completed the application process, you will need to send it along with the required documentation to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Reykjavik. Your visa will then be issued by mail.
The Excluded Countries
Swiss citizens and Icelandic citizens can now visa-free travel to New Zealand. The countries have bilateral visa-free deals with each other.
New Zealand is a great tourist destination for Swiss travellers as well as Icelandic travellers. The country has many attractions, such as the Auckland Harbour Bridge, Waikato River, Mount Taranaki and the Waitomo Caves. Icelanders are also interested in New Zealand for its stunning scenery and geothermal activity.
Both Switzerland and Iceland are signatories to the Schengen Agreement which allows passport-free travel between most of the European Union member states. This makes travelling between Switzerland and New Zealand very easy.
If you are a Swiss citizen or an Icelandic citizen and you want to visit New Zealand, then you should apply for a visa through the New Zealand Embassy in Switzerland or the Icelandic Embassy in Switzerland. The process is straightforward, and the visas will be valid for three months. You will need to provide your passport details, your full name, your date of birth, a photocopy of your ID card (if available), as well as proof that you have enough money to stay in New Zealand while you are there.