Summer in New Zealand Visa

Visa Information

For the Summer in New Zealand program, you do not need to obtain a visa before arrival. In order to enter into New Zealand you will need your tourist visa. You do NOT need a student visa as you are not considered a full time student.

On the flight, just before landing, passengers will be given an arrivals card to complete, which includes questions on intentions, or reasons for the visit.  This card is then presented to an immigration officer on landing, at the airport. For citizens of visa-waiver countries, this is an application for a visitor visa.  Passports must also be presented then, and evidence of funds for maintenance and outward travel tickets.

IMPORTANT: CISabroad will only advise students on visa procedures for travel requirements for your CISabroad program only. CISabroad is not responsible for advising students on visa issues if they plan to travel internationally before or after the program dates.

These instructions are intended for US passport holders. International students must also be aware of additional documentation and/or processing time needed for their visas. Please contact your Program Coordinator to discuss your visa.