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New Zealand
Population: 4,213,418
Area: 267,710 sq km
Ethnic groups: European, Maori, Asian, Pacific islander
Religions: Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, Pentecostal, Baptist
Languages: English (official), Maori (official), Samoan, French
Capital: Wellington
Country Phone Code: +64
Currency: New Zealand dollar
Visa Fee (New Zealand Dollars)

New Zealand passport
Single Entry: $140
Double Entry: $210
6 Months Multi-Entry: $280
12 Months Multi-Entry: $420

US passport
Visa: $200

Other country passport
Single Entry: $60
Double Entry: $90
6 Months Multi-Entry: $120
12 Months Multi-Entry: $180

Rush service: $60 (24 hours)
Express service: $40 (2-3 working days)
Handling Service Fee Per Pack $15

Visa Requirement

If you have dual nationality, you may only use your New Zealand passport to apply for the visa in New Zealand. Evidence of your permission to be in New Zealand is required if you are not a New Zealand citizen. This must show you current immigration status. It could be a residence permit or a valid visa.


General requirement

# Completed and signed visa application form
# Valid original travel document or passport
# One recent passport-size colour photograph with plain background.

Additional requirement
# Previous Chinese passport if you are applying for your first Chinese visa. Alternatively, if you no longer have your previous Chinese passport, please obtain your travel movement records from New Zealand Immigration. If you have changed your name you must provide Change of Name by Statutory Declaration issued by New Zealand Internal Affairs. All documents you provided must be original.

# For the first time applications, New Zealand born children with Chinese descent are also required to provide the following documents:
Original birth certificate and additional photocopy of the birth certificate.
Actual passport of the children's parent and please also make additional photocopy of the passport (information page only) and valid New Zealand visas page (if not New Zealand passport.)

Tourism / Visit-to-family / Transit Visa (L Visa)
Flight itinerary prepared by travel agency or photocopy of your airline ticket (e-ticket is acceptable), or invitation letter from relatives, friends in China, including the inviters' personal details and contact information.
If you are applying for a multiple entry L Visa, please also provide the following documents:
1. Evidence that you had been issued more than one Chinese visa in the past of 12 months.
2. Reasons why you are applying for a multiple entry visa.

Business Visa (F Visa)
Invitation letter from the company in China, or Visa Notification Letter issued by an authorised government department in China, such as local foreign affairs office.
If you are applying for a multiple entry F Visa, please also provide the following documents:
1. Evidence that you had more than two Chinese visa in the past 12 months.
2. Reasons why you are applying for a multiple entry visa.

Work Visa (Z Visa)

Visa Notification Letter issued by an authorised government department in China, such as local foreign affairs office.
Foreigner Employment License issued by the Ministry of Human Resources & Social Security of China, or Foreign Expert Certificate issued by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs of China.
Physical examination report.
Work Visa is a single entry visa valid for 3 months. You must obtain a Chinese Residence Permit from a local Public Security Bureau within 30 days after your entry into China.

Student Visa (X Visa)

Visa Application for JW201/JW202 issued by the Ministry of Education of China.
Admission letter from an educational institution.
Physical examination report is required if the applicant intends to study in China for more than 6 months.
Student Visa is a single entry visa valid for 3 months. You must obtain a Chinese Residence Permit from a local Public Security Bureau within 30 days after your entry into China.

Consular Districts

Chinese Embassy in Wellington: Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wellington
Chinese Consulate in Auckland: Northland, Auckland, Waikato
Chinese Consulate in Christchurch: asman, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago, Southland

Important: The Chinese Consulate-General in Christchurch currently only process applications for New Zealand citizen when travelling with New Zealand passport. Non-New Zealand passport holders are required to lodge their application at the Chinese Embassy in Wellington.

2012 Chinese Visa Application

http://www.chinese-embassy.info/visa-form/nzl_visa.pdf

2012 Document Authentication

http://www.chinese-embassy.info/visa-form/nzl_authenti.pdf

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