Applying for a UK visa: New Zealand

The Home Office have recently issued information pertaining to applying for a UK visa if you’re from New Zealand.

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 05 October 2020)

To apply for a UK visa in New Zealand you need to:

You should read the guidance if you’re making an application for:

“Apply no earlier than 3 months before your intended travel date, unless you are applying under the Youth Mobility Scheme, where you can apply up to 6 months before.

If your visa is valid for more than 6 months, you will be given a 30-day travel window based on the information provided in the application form. If successful, your temporary visa will be valid for 30 days and you will need to travel within this period. If you cannot travel during this 30-day window, you will need to submit an application for a vignette transfer.

Do not book your travel until you receive your visa, as UKVI is not liable for any costs incurred if you do not receive your visa before your intended travel date.”

Please be advised that the above information is not exhaustive as there are more requirements and points to consider.

For more information on the applying for a UK visa if you’re in New Zealand, send an email to or contact us on 01204 531 535 to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.

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