Tourists who wish to travel to New Zealand may require a visitor visa, depending on their nationality and the length of their intended stay. Citizens of visa-waiver countries, such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and most European countries, can travel to New Zealand for up to 90 days without a visa. However, they need to apply for an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) before their trip.
If you are not from a visa-waiver country, or if you plan to stay in New Zealand for more than 90 days, you will need to apply for a visitor visa. The application process typically involves providing personal information, passport details, and information about your travel plans and intentions while in New Zealand. You may also need to provide evidence of your financial means to support yourself during your stay and evidence of your intention to leave New Zealand at the end of your visit.
The application can be submitted online or in-person at a New Zealand visa application center. It is recommended to apply well in advance of your intended travel dates, as visa processing times can vary.