Everywhere i checked, the duration of this visa is 3 months.

But what is 3 months? Is it from, for example, 3 january to 3 april? Or is there a duration in days, like 90ish days?

I need this information for booking plane tickets.


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    Immigration officers tend to get a little jumpy when people try to use the maximum extent of visa-free entry. It might also get you into trouble if, for example, you miss your flight home. Given that, it would probably be a good idea to stay a little less than three months, which means you don't need to know exactly what "three months" means anyway. Dec 8, 2018 at 17:37
  • David Richerby is right. I once landed at AKL at about 4am and the entry stamp hadn't been updated from the night before, so I was stamped in on the wrong date. Didn't matter to me - I was going to be long gone by the time it expired - but it's the sort of error that'll be a real nuisance to fix and might make all the difference if you're aiming to use your entire allocation.
    – Hedgehog
    Dec 9, 2018 at 9:54

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"Three months" means three calendar months, as per section 29 of the Interpretation Act 1999:

month means a calendar month

How many days the three months represent (89 to 92 days) will depend on the number of days the actual months concerned have.

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