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The Passenger Arrival Card for New Zealand

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What does the passenger arrival card look like?

Part of your in-flight entertainment on your flight to New Zealand is filling out the Passenger Arrival Card for New Zealand. The card/form will be handed out to you by the flight crew during your flight. Once you have filled out the card, keep a hold of it so you can hand it into Passport Control and Customs once you arrive in New Zealand.

Take a look at the form below to familiarise yourself with what information you’ll need to complete it. Your passport and boarding pass will come in handy for this.

Scroll down to the bottom of this page to get the answers to some common questions asked about the passenger arrival card.

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Tips on how to complete the passenger arrival card

Here are the answers to the most common questions asked about the Passenger Arrival Card for New Zealand.

  • Bring a pen with you! Just in case you don’t get one given to you on the plane.
  • In Section 1 for “occupation or job” simply put unemployed, if you do not have one.
  • In Section 1 for “full contact or residential address” put your hostel address if you know it. If not, leave it blank.
  • Do not answer section 2a, if you are not from New Zealand.
  • In section 2b, tick the “vacation/holiday” option if you are doing a working holiday or backpacking in New Zealand.
  • One of the most important parts of the card is declaration sections 5 and 6. If you don’t declare something that you should have declared, you will face a hefty fine. If in doubt, declare it! Take a look at the items listed on the card under sections 5 and 6 to see what to avoid packing in your bag. If you have sports and outdoors equipment, make sure they are clean before you pack them. Get more information on this in Arrival Advice: Biosecurity and Customs in New Zealand.
  • If you are from a visa waiver country, meaning that you automatically get a visitor visa when you enter New Zealand, circle “Yes” to “I do not hold a visa I am applying for a visitor visa on arrival”.
  • Lastly, keep this card with your passport, as you will need to hand the card in at Customs. Learn about that process in Arrival Advice: Passport Control and Immigration.
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