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Welcome to the website for New Zealand Visa Application Centres in China at Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai & Hong Kong.

This site provides information on procedures applicable to Chinese, Hong Kong & Macau citizens and nationals of other countries who are lawfully residing in China, Hong Kong & Macau, who wish to apply for a visa to travel to New Zealand.

Applications for visas for people holding diplomatic or official passports should be submitted directly to INZ branches in Beijing, Shanghai or Hong Kong.

For Prospective Applicants

Please read the guidelines on this site carefully to ensure that your application is submitted correctly.

Other important information regarding visas:

The New Zealand Visa Application Centres in Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong are authorised by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) to receive applications for temporary entry and residence class visas for New Zealand, to collect visa application fees on INZ’s behalf and to return passports to applicants after a determination on the visa application has been made by INZ officers. The New Zealand Visa Application Centre will also collect additional documents requested by the INZ and forward them to the appropriate INZ branch in China or Hong Kong.

Please note that all applications will continue to be assessed and decided by immigration officers at the INZ branches in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong in accordance with certified New Zealand Immigration Instructions.

Staff members of New Zealand Visa Application Centres in China provide facilitation services only. Although they provide information about submitting an application for a visa they cannot provide immigration advice and have no influence on the outcome of an application for a visa for New Zealand.

If potential applicants wish to receive immigration advice, they should contact a licensed immigration adviser or immigration lawyer at www.iaa.govt.nz or www.lawsociety.org.nz.

VISA APPLICATION PROCESS
Applicants are requested to read the following steps carefully before submitting their application at the New Zealand Visa Application Centre at Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai or Hong Kong.

 
Counter applications can be made by applicants themselves or by their representatives

Step 1 : Applicants from China should submit their applications at the New Zealand Visa Application Centers in Beijing, Guangzhou or Shanghai, between 0800 – 1500 (Monday – Friday) - except on the holidays mentioned in the Mainland China Holiday list.

Applicants from Hong Kong & Macau should submit their applications at the New Zealand Visa Application Centre in Hong Kong between 0800 – 1330 (Monday to Friday) – except on the holidays mentioned in the Hong Kong Holiday list.
Step 2 : Make a clear copy of all the original documents, and two clear copies of passport data page.
Step 3 : Complete the visa application form and document checklist. You should download the application form here.
Step 4 : You may refer to the ‘Important News & Notices’ section on the right side of this page and look for any relevant updated information or notices before applying.
Step 5 : Pay your visa application fee and facilitation fee in cash at the Visa Application Centre, along with your application form and required documents mentioned on this site as per your visa type.

 
 
Postal application acceptance and visa fee remittance is ONLY available for people lawfully residing in China. Applications mailed from other countries are not acceptable at the Visa Application Centre.

Postal Application Acceptance facility is not available at present for Hong Kong and Macau Residents applying at Hong Kong Visa Application Center, but will be available soon.

Step 1 : Download the application form.
Download the relevant Checklist for your visa application type and prepare documents as required by the Checklist.
Step 2 : Applicants should remit to the designated bank account the relevant visa fee + facilitation fee for each application + EMS courier charge for Each passport included with the application.

Please write the applicant's name and date of birth under the additional comments section when you make the payment, either deposit or bank transfer, and send us the payment evidence with your application so that we can quickly identify your payment.
You must ensure that we receive the full amount requested. Any banks charges must be taken care of at your end.

*Please be advised that if the name of the remitter is not applicant’s name you should write the applicant’s name and date of birth on the bank remittance record.
*Please clarify the purpose of the remittance.

Please remit your fees to the following bank account if you are submitting your application to the Visa Application Centre: (accept RMB remittances only)
Name of Bank: 中国银行北京使馆区支行
Bank Account Number: 341 559 508 313
Account Holder Name: 北京双雄对外服务公司签证代理服务中心

Please remit your fees to the following bank account if you are submitting your application to the Visa Application Centre: (accept RMB remittances only)
Name of Bank: 上海银行卢湾支行
Bank Account Number: 31628503001445846
Account Holder Name: 上海申慧因私出入境服务有限公司

Please remit your fees to the following bank account if you are submitting your application to the Guangzhou Visa Application Centre : Name of Bank: 中国银行广州时代广场支行
Bank Account Number: 710757754165
Account Holder Name: 广州广之旅海外咨询服务有限公司

Please remit your fees to the following bank account if you are submitting your application to the Hong Kong Visa Acceptance Centre :
Name of Bank: Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
Bank Account Number: 96300019768
SCB Swift Code (in case of oversea internet transfer): SCBLHKHHXXX
Account Holder Name: GLORY VISA CONSULTING CO., LTD.  OR

Name of Bank: HSBC Hong Kong
Bank Account Number: 640-151445-838
Bank Code: 004
Swift Code (in case of oversea internet transfer): HSBCHKHHHKH
Account Holder Name: GLORY VISA CONSULTING CO., LTD.
Step 3 : Make sure when you pack your application to be sent to the VAC it includes:
Completed the valid Application Form with signature
Completed Checklist with signature
Supporting Documents
The copy of the bank remittance record
ONE EMS Airway Bill per Passport that will be used to return your passport (s), please complete the information of receiver.(Please do not remove any leaf from the Airway Bill)
Step 4 : Please send an Email to the VAC email ID to which documents have been sent, the scan copy of EMS Airway Bill along with the bank remittance record and applicants’ details so that the VAC can check the whereabouts of your application and confirm when it arrives.
Step 5 : If the postal application is received and payment confirmed before 13:00hrs, the application will be forwarded by the Visa Acceptance Centre to Immigration New Zealand on the next working day. If the couriered application is received after 13:00hrs and payment confirmed, then the application will be forwarded to Immigration New Zealand on the next second working day.
Step 6 : The checklist will be verified by VAC staff. If there are any documents missing you will be advised by phone /email to inform which documents are missing. (The application will be forwarded to INZ as it is. The INZ may request that you provide the missing documents, or your application may be rejected.)
Step 7 : An Invoice cum Receipt (ICR) will be generated by the VAC. The original ICR will be put into the pass back envelope to be returned. A soft copy of the ICR / your application reference number will be sent to you by email for online tracking.
Step 8 : If the full fee is not remitted we will inform you via phone/email. We will only proceed with your application once we have received the balance of the fee.
(Please remember to scan the payment receipt and email to the VAC to inform)
Step 9 : You may refer to ‘Important News & Notices’ section on the right side of this page & look for any relevant updated information or notices before applying
   
Remarks: Any pending application for incomplete documents or fees will be only kept in the Visa Application Centre for 5 working days, otherwise it will be returned to you.
Note: New Zealand Visa Application Centre takes no responsibility for loss of documents in Courier Transit.

 
TRACK YOUR APPLICATION ONLINE

If you have already submitted an application for a visa at the Visa Application Centre you can track your application here.

You can track your application by entering your Reference Number and your Date of Birth. Please click here

RECEIVING YOUR PROCESSED APPLICATION

If your application is finalized from INZ Branch, and got ready to be fetched at Visa Application Center, please bring the following original and copied documents to us during our working hours:
If fetched by applicant him/herself:
*ICR (Payment Receipt)
*Passport Copy with Visa Application Center Stamp

If fetched by a third person except for applicant:
*ICR (Payment Receipt)
*Passport Copy with Visa Application Center Stamp
*Signed and Completed Authorized Letter from applicant
*ID File Copy from the person who is authorized to receive the processed application

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IMPORTANT
INFORMATION
Sample bilingual English/Chinese student and work visa application forms
These forms are bilingual samples only. You may find these useful as a guide when you are completing your English language application...
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Sample Work Visa Form
   
Sample Student Visa Form
   
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