I am a Vietnamese citizen about to travel to New Zealand this coming July. I'm currently holding an Australian student visa.

Am I required to apply for a tourist visa in order to enter New Zealand?

Also, my friend who is going to accompany me is a US citizen, will be entering Australia via ETA.

Does she need to apply for a tourist visa for New Zealand?

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    What nationality are you two?
    – Crazydre
    Jan 29, 2017 at 9:38
  • I am vietnamese and my friend is american
    – Linh Le
    Jan 29, 2017 at 9:46

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As stated by Timatic, the database used by airlines, Americans do not need a visa for New Zealand.

Visa required, except for Nationals of USA for a maximum stay of 3 months.

As for Vietnamese:

Visa required, except for Passengers with a valid "Authority to Return", or a permanent residence visa, or a resident return visa issued by Australia, permitting an indefinite stay in' Australia.

So if you hold any of these documents, you can enter without a visa. Otherwise, you need a visa

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    @LinhLe If this answer satisfies you, please upvote and accept it (by clicking on the button below the down arrow)
    – Crazydre
    Jan 29, 2017 at 10:35

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