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Key Points

  • New Zealand will require supporting documents to be translated when applying for a visitor visa


The government of New Zealand will require that supporting documents for visitor visas be provided with a certified English translation. This will apply to any documents provided in a language outside of English. Some examples of these document types include:

  • Proof of funds, such as bank statements and pay records
  • Flight itineraries, including return tickets
  • Proof of employment in your home country
  • Leave of absence documentation
  • Identity documents other than passports

Previously, applicants were not required to provide a foreign language translation but faced longer processing timelines. According to the announcement, this will create a more efficient visa review process.

For additional insights on certified translators, check here.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of New Zealand’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: New Zealand Immigration

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