New Zealand, Czech Republic Citizens Receive Visa-On-Arrival
The recent introduction of a new visa-on-arrival scheme for citizens from Ireland and the Czech Republic and also evidence of multiple EU countries to follow suit, has been described by the Irish Government as “a major milestone in making travel easier.”
New Zealand Visa for Irish Citizens
Irish citizens can now apply for a visa-on-arrival in New Zealand. The visa is valid for three months and can be applied for at any Australian embassy or consulate. This new visa option makes travelling to New Zealand much more convenient for Irish travellers. NEW ZEALAND VISA FOR IRISH CITIZENS
New Zealand Visa for Czech Citizens
If you’re a citizen of the Czech Republic, you can now visit New Zealand visa-free for up to three months, as of January 1, 2019. This visa exemption applies to all Czech citizens travelling on a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry into New Zealand. If you’re travelling with a child, they can also stay with you for the full three months without having to obtain a separate visa.
To qualify for this visa exemption, you must meet the usual requirements for entering New Zealand: you must be a citizen of the Czech Republic, have a return ticket, and hold either a valid passport or travel document that proves your identity and national citizenship. If you’re not travelling as part of a group (ie. you’re travelling solo), you’ll also need to have sufficient funds to cover your costs while in New Zealand.
If everything checks out and you’ve been granted this visa exemption, the process is relatively simple. You’ll need to present your passport and travel document to an immigration officer when entering New Zealand, and make sure that everything is up-to-date – including any visas that may be required by your destination country. You won’t be allowed to work NEW ZEALAND VISA FOR CZECH CITIZENS
How can you obtain a New Zealand Visa?
If you are a citizen of the Czech Republic, you may be able to obtain a New Zealand visa at an Australian Embassy or Consulate. The application process is fairly straightforward and can be completed in a few short hours. The only required documents are your passport, a valid visa application form (available from most Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) offices), and photocopies of all relevant documents. If you are applying for a student visa, you will also need to provide evidence of enrolment at an approved educational institution in New Zealand.
What is required to obtain a visa?
To obtain a visa, citizens of the Czech Republic and New Zealand must meet all the requirements set by their respective governments. For the Czech Republic, this includes having a valid passport and visa application form completed and signed. Citizens of New Zealand must also have a valid passport and an onward travel ticket.
How long does it take to obtain a visa?
If you are a citizen of the Czech Republic, you will need to apply for a visa at the Czech Embassy or Consulate in your home country. The application process can take up to three weeks. If you are traveling as part of a tour group, the process may be simplified.