In a bid to woo more business events visitors from China, New Zealand is planning to streamline the facilities of visa processing for Chinese travelers starting from 1 March 2015. The move will be followed by the signing of MoU or submission of visa applications for Business Events in Shanghai by Immigration New Zealand, Tourism New Zealand and twelve travel agents of business events.
Sources stated that the MoU is outlined to facilitate convention and incentive tours to business travelers of China. In the first stage, the program will be introduced in Northern and East China.
Apparently, the new scheme will advantage aspirants seeking visas via selected business events travel agencies. The advantages include an INZ point of contact to answer the queries and assistance in documentation for applications via partner agents. Upon submission of all the documents, applications will be processed within three working days.
The introduction of fast-tracked visa processing for travelers of business events will contribute a major growth in business events in New Zealand.