NZ to Make it Easier for Chinese to Get Visas

The New Zealand government has announced a package of measures designed to make it easier for Chinese people to visit the country.

“China is New Zealand’s second largest and fastest growing tourist market. Last year, over 355,000 Chinese citizens visited New Zealand and contributed over $1.6 billion to our economy,” said Michael Woodhouse, Minister of Immigration.

“The Government has been looking at ways to make it easier for Chinese travellers to visit New Zealand and ensure they have a positive experience when they come to our country. These measures deliver on that by providing an easy, streamlined visa application and approval process for Chinese nationals,” he said.

Part of these measures would be the introduction of eVisas for Chinese nationals and a Chinese version of the RealMe logon service. That would create a complete online Chinese language application process, from registration to approval.

In addition the length of the multiple entry visa has been extended to two years and a three year multiple entry business visa has been introduced.

Australia is also set to make changes to visa applications for Chinese people.

Article Source:, Ray Clancy, April 20, 2016

Image Source: Wikipedia

Tags: Chinese visas  Expat Forum  Immigration NZ  Michael Woodhouse  New Zealand  

Dunedin Swimmer Erika Fairweather Wins in Doha

Dunedin Swimmer Erika Fairweather Wins in Doha

Erika Fairweather has won her maiden swimming world championship title with victory in the women’s 400m freestyle final in Doha. The 20-year-old from Dunedin is the first New Zealander to win…