The process of applying for a visa can take several months, so you are highly encouraged to begin the process as early as possible if you determine that you need a visa to attend the 2017 World Forum in New Zealand.

People from certain countries do not need to apply for a visa before traveling to New Zealand. On arrival in New Zealand, they will be asked to provide travel tickets or evidence of onward travel arrangements, and evidence of funds for maintenance.

If a person is visiting New Zealand for three months or less and is from a visa-waiver country, this person will not need to apply for a visitor visa before arriving in New Zealand.

Individuals from non-visa waiver countries need to apply fora visa to travel to New Zealand.

For more information, please visit the Immigration New Zealand Website.

Note that it is the responsibility of the individual participants to obtain any visa or transit papers needed to participate in the 2017 World Forum. All fees incurred in obtaining a visa are the responsibility of the participant.