Michael Woodhouse, New Zealand’s Immigration Minister has welcomed the extensive roll out of the e-Visas of the country as the key milestone in developing the travel experience to the country.
According to Mr. Woodhouse, the increase of e-Visas for the online applicants would make the process of visa application more rapidly, easier and cheaper.
The expansion means that the e-Visas are now available to the online applicants including all the visitors, students and applicants who are applying for the work visa (except citizens from China) who apply for the visa while residing in New Zealand. The e-Visas are also available to the visitor, student and applicants who apply for work visa from the visa waiver nations who are applying from abroad.
The Immigration Minister said that this is a great outcome for the individuals visiting New Zealand for study, holiday or work. Many people would no longer require sending their passport as part of application, making the complete process smoother and much further convenient.
He also informed that developing the process of visa application is also helpful for many important industries like education and tourism as Australia continue to witness an augment in the visitor numbers and number of students who wish to study in New Zealand.
Mr. Woodhouse said that the e-Visas are very good example of New Zealand government making good use of technology for providing enhanced services to its customers and support the efforts for increasing the economy of the country.
E-Visas usually means that the recipients would not get the physical label on their passport, rather than their visa would be held electronically. The customers get an approval notification of e-Visa with their details of visa that includes all the information like dates of visa starting and ending and visa conditions.
More expansion of the online services of the immigration Department of New Zealand (INZ) is planned in next year. For additional information, or to apply for a visa online, you can visit the immigration department’s website.