welcome letter
Integrated Medicine : Integrating Science Practice & Research 
 ⋅Date : October 2~4, 2015 
 ⋅Venue St. David's Lecture Theater, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Visa & Transportation


_Visa-waiver countries

People from certain countries do not need to apply for a visa before travelling to New Zealand.

On arrival in New Zealand, they will be asked to provide:

  • • travel tickets or evidence of onward travel arrangements, and
  • • evidence of funds for maintenance (for more details see our Operational Manual at E4.50, notably E4.50.35 and E4.50.40).

If a person is visiting New Zealand for three months or less and is from a visa-waiver country (see list below), this person will not need to apply for a visitor visa before arriving in New Zealand as long as the purpose of the visit is for a lawful purpose.
A person is deemed to apply for a visitor visa by completing the required “New Zealand Passenger Arrival Card” and if granted entry permission, will also be granted a visitor visa.
A person may stay in New Zealand in accordance with the conditions on their visa. Visitor visas granted at the airport are electronic, meaning a person may not be given a stamp or label in their passport.

_United Kingdom

UK passport holders who can produce evidence of the right to reside permanently in the UK can be granted a visitor visa for up to six months upon arrival in New Zealand.


Australian citizens and permanent residents do not usually need a visa to travel to New Zealand.
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia1
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece2
  • Hong Kong3
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea (South)
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia1
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania1
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao4
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Poland
  • Portugal5
  • Romania
  • Qatar
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan6
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America7
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City
  • 1 A visa waiver does not apply to people travelling on alien's (non-citizen's) passports issued by these countries.
  • 2 Greek passport holders whose passports were issued on and after 1 January 2006.(Greek passports issued before 1 January 2006 are not acceptable for travel after 1 January 2007.)
  • 3 Residents of Hong Kong travelling on Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or British National (Overseas) passports.
  • 4 Residents of Macao travelling on Macao Special Administrative Region passports.
  • 5 Portuguese passport holders must also have the right to live permanently in Portugal.
  • 6 Permanent residents of Taiwan travelling on Taiwan passports. A personal identity number printed within the visible section of the biographical page of the Taiwan passport demonstrates that the holder is a permanent resident of Taiwan.
  • 7 Including nationals of the USA.

If you need further information, please visit, glossary.immigration.govt.nz/VisaFreeCountries.htm or www.nzembassy.com.


Dunedin International Airport (www.dunedinairport.co.nz) is 30 km south of the city. It takes around 30 minutes from the city.

_By Car

_By Taxi

Taxis are available outside of the main terminal building at the airport. The fare to the city of Dunedin is around $90 NZD. For pre-booking, please access to the website below.
- Southern Taxis (www.southerntaxis.co.nz)
  • Ph: 03) 476 6300
  • Ph: 0800 829 428
- Dunedin Taxis (www.dunedintaxis.co.nz/home)
  • Ph: 03) 4777-777
  • Ph: 0800 50 50 10

_By Shuttle

This is the most economic way to get to the city. It takes approximately $20 NZD per person and varies depending on the number of people and the shuttle company.
For booking on-line, visit the following websites.