IMPACT — MEDIUM

The government of New Zealand has recommended individuals apply for visitor visas by April for the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals who are not eligible for a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority and are traveling to New Zealand for the Women’s World Cup in July should apply for visitor visas by the end of April.
  • When applying for visitor visas, travelers must indicate if they plan to travel to Australia during the World Cup to receive a multiple-entry visa.
  • Visitor visa applications can be submitted online through this website.
  • World Cup spectators transiting through New Zealand on their way to or from another country may need a transit visa unless traveling to Australia, from a visa waiver country or from a transit visa waiver country.

Additional Information: Individuals traveling to Australia during the World Cup may need an Australian visa or Electronic Travel Authority in addition to a New Zealand visitor visa. More information is available here.

BAL Analysis: Foreign nationals who are not eligible for a NZETA and are planning on traveling to New Zealand for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup should apply for visitor visas as soon as possible to ensure they receive their visa by July. Travelers who do not hold a visitor visa, NZETA or another valid visa will not be allowed to enter the country for the World Cup.

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