I'm Dutch and want go to New Zealand as a tourist for two to three weeks.

Do I need a visa?

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    Visa requirements generally depend on the purpose and duration of travel. Why are you going there, and for how long?
    – phoog
    Dec 19, 2016 at 19:02
  • Just as tourist for 2-3 weeks
    – xvilo
    Dec 19, 2016 at 20:16
  • Oh wow Pnuts that wiki is amazing!
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    Dec 19, 2016 at 20:42

2 Answers 2


No, citizens of the EU do not need a visa to visit New Zealand for up to 90 days.

If you are between 18 and 30 years old, you can apply for a Working Holiday Visa which allows you to stay and work for up to 12 months.

If you want to stay longer than that, you will have to apply for a different visa.

  • Technically immigration.govt.nz calls this option "Visa Waiver Visitor Visa", but in practice yeah, no visa needed beforehand: "You can't apply for this visa before you travel to NZ - you have to apply when you get here."
    – Jonik
    Mar 6, 2017 at 19:24

The answer is, "no". According to the New Zealand Tourism's "Visas and Immigration" page:

Holidaying in New Zealand

You do not need a visa to visit New Zealand if you are:

If you don’t meet the above, then you’ll need a visitor visa, which allows you to holiday in New Zealand for up to nine months. If you’re applying as an individual, the easiest and cheapest way to apply for a visitor visa is online. If you’re travelling with a partner, family or group, you should submit a paper application.

The Netherlands is one of around 60 countries that does have a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand.

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