Croatian citizens are eligible to apply for a visitor visa to travel to New Zealand. Here is a general overview of the process:
- Determine the Visa Type: Visit the official website of Immigration New Zealand to identify the appropriate visa type for your purpose of travel. For tourism or short-term visits, the visitor visa is typically the relevant category.
- Gather Required Documents: Collect all the necessary documents for your visa application. This usually includes a valid passport, completed visa application form, recent passport-sized photographs, proof of travel itinerary, financial documentation, and any additional documents specific to your visa type.
- Check Visa Requirements: Review the visa requirements, including health and character requirements, that apply to your visa type. Ensure that you meet all the eligibility criteria and can provide the necessary documentation.
- Apply for the Visa: You can apply for the visitor visa online through the official website of Immigration New Zealand. Complete the application form, upload the required documents, and pay the application fee.
- Provide Biometric Information (if applicable): Depending on your country of residence, you may need to provide biometric information as part of the application process. Check the official website for the specific requirements for Croatian citizens.
- Medical Examinations and Police Certificates: Depending on the duration of your intended stay and other factors, you may be required to undergo medical examinations or provide police certificates. Check the official website to determine if these additional documents are needed for your application.
- Application Processing Time: The processing time for New Zealand visas can vary. It is advisable to apply well in advance of your intended travel dates. Check the official website for estimated processing times and any updates on processing delays.
- Visa Decision and Passport Return: Once a decision is made on your visa application, you will be notified of the outcome. If your visa is approved, your passport with the visa will be returned to you.
Please note that visa requirements and procedures may change, so it is recommended to visit the official website of Immigration New Zealand or consult with the nearest New Zealand embassy or consulate in Croatia for the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding visa requirements and application procedures for Croatian citizens.