Visas are not required if passengers and crew leave on the same ship within 28 days of its arrival.
If, however, they depart New Zealand by other means – such as by plane – they will need to hold either:
Alternatively, where they neither come from a visa-free country nor possess a current visa, they can still depart New Zealand legally – without the need for a visa – provided they leave before the ship itself does. Their passports will be stamped as a formality.
The above visa requirements are the same for passengers and crew who join the ship in New Zealand.
Supporting documentation, such as airline tickets or onward passage details, must be produced if required.
This detail was last updated on
Thursday, 03 March 2011