Thousands of people from all over the world travel to New Zealand every year, and you can count yourself among them with the right New Zealand visa application. These visas are available to Mexican citizens as well as Japanese citizens; however, each of these nationalities must follow different application processes in order to be eligible. Read this article to learn more about applying for a New Zealand visa as either a Mexican citizen or a Japanese citizen so that you can travel to this beautiful country in the near future!
How long it take to get your visa
It usually takes 3-6 months to process your application. If you are lucky, it can take less time, if there’s an issue with your paperwork, it could take longer. It all depends on how quickly you respond to queries from New Zealand Immigration. So don’t delay! And keep in mind that while processing times are currently averaging between 3 and 6 months, they can change at any time. That said, once your visa is approved you will receive notice of approval in around two weeks so plan ahead accordingly. If everything goes smoothly, you should have no problem receiving your visa within six months of submitting your application and supporting documents. This is based on past experience though and not guaranteed by New Zealand Immigration.
I hope these New Zealand Visa blogs have been helpful for those who have applied for their visas and/or preparing to apply for them in Mexico City or Japan! New Zealand Visa for Japanese Citizens
What are your travel options?
If you’re applying from outside New Zealand, you can enter either on a visitor visa (subclass 600) or on a working holiday visa (subclass 417). If you apply for a visitor visa and have family in New Zealand, Immigration New Zealand may grant you an additional visitor permit. To qualify, you’ll need to show that your family is unable to financially support your trip to New Zealand. For either type of visa, it’s best to apply at least six weeks before your intended travel date. You can also consider applying for one of several other visas that allow entry into New Zealand: work visas, student visas, and business investor visas. The process for these often takes longer than six weeks; however, if certain requirements are met, they do provide more permanent residence options.
The cost of traveling in NZ
One of New Zealand’s biggest draws is its low cost of living. There are many cities where you can live well on $30,000 NZD per year. As an international student, you can work up to 20 hours per week in most areas during your visa period. If you wish to study further after completing your Master’s degree in New Zealand, your employer may sponsor your visa to stay in NZ and also get you temporary residency as well! New Zealand Visa for Mexican Citizens
Visas you need before you leave home
You don’t need a visa to travel to New Zealand if you have an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) and arrive on one of our international airlines. You can apply for an ETA online up to three months before your travel. Be sure to plan ahead: not all overseas passport holders are eligible, and even if you meet all of our eligibility criteria, some embassies may take longer than usual to issue visas. We recommend that you apply at least two months before you intend to travel.
Important documents when applying from Mexico
The first document is your passport. The second is a Certificate of Residence issued by an embassy or consulate of Mexico in your country of residence (even if you are currently outside Mexico). The third document is an Arrival and Departure Record issued by Mexican immigration authorities. For example, if you entered Mexico through Tijuana’s Aduana Nacional, use that form (Formato CIE) to apply for your tourist visa. If you arrived in Tapachula, then use that city’s Aduana Nacional to get your tourist visa. As always, make sure that all of these documents are up-to-date and valid!
Frequently asked questions about the visa process from Japan and Mexico
New Zealand has had one of the most coveted visas in recent years, attracting thousands of applicants from every corner of the globe. The two common countries that come to mind when thinking about applying are Australia and New Zealand, so we’ve decided to compare them here: What are their respective visa policies? What documents do they require? How long is it good for? And how much does it cost? Keep reading to find out what is happening with these 2 popular destinations!