Travel Visas & Passports
For certain countries travel visas are required. If you are unsure about whether you require a visa please talk to an Active Travel Expert or contact the local embassy for the country you are travelling to.
For more information talk to our experienced Active Travel Experts today NZ Toll Free: 0800 555 035
Travelling to Canada and the United States
All persons travelling to or transiting through Canada or the United states require a travel visa and a passport that is valid for the period of intended stay. Please note not all passports are eligible and for any special circumstances please talk to an Active Travel Expert.
All persons travelling to, or transiting through the USA must complete an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) Visa Waiver Application. This application must be completed at least 72 hours prior to departure. Failure to do so may result in denied boarding, delayed processing or denied admission to the USA. Information and the application form, can be found HERE
All persons travelling to, or transiting through Canada must complete an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorisation). This application must be completed at least 72 hours prior to departure. Failure to do so may result in denied boarding, delayed processing or denied admission to Canada.
Information and the application form, can be found HERE
Please note, if you are a dual Canadian citizen with a non-Canadian passport, you must have a Canadian passport to be able to board your flight. If your country needs you to enter and exit that country using a passport issued by its government, you will still need a valid Canadian passport to board your flight to enter/depart Canada. Make sure to carry both passports when you travel.
Don’t forget to check that your passport is valid! For most countries a minimum of six months validity is required beyond your intended stay.
Note: You are personally responsible for ensuring you have the correct visas, re-entry permits, and have completed all appropriate applications online for electronic authorities.
Criminal Convictions: If you have had any problems with Customs in the past or a criminal conviction in any country please call the applicable Consulate or Embassy for advice on obtaining a visa to enter these countries.
Fines Owing: If you owe reparation, outstanding student loans or overdue fines, you could be stopped from departing NZ at an International Airport. Pay your fines in advance and you’ll be free to travel. Call 0800 729 677 or check out payorstay.govt.nz for more information.