If you become ill within the next three weeks with: be asked to provide New Zealand contact Medical care for sickness is not free to
diarrhoea; and/or vomiting; or skin rash; or fever information; your information will be securely visitors, but some costs of accident-related
please see a doctor and say that you have destroyed when no longer required and can be medical treatment may be met by the Accident
recently arrived from overseas. updated by contacting any Public Health Unit. Compensation Corporation; you should make
If a public health risk is identified (e.g. a person You can be fined NZ$500 under the Health Act your own arrangements to cover your medical
with a suspected infectious disease) you may 1956 for non-compliance. care while in the country.
Information sought on the New Zealand The Customs and Excise Act 1996, s.280, Arrival Card provide penalties for the non
Passenger Arrival Card is required to administer authorises the New Zealand Customs Service supply of information. These range from
Currency, Customs, Fines Enforcement, to release information for data matching denying you permission to enter New Zealand
Health, Immigration, Police, Quarantine, and purposes to the Ministry of Social Development through to fines.
Wildlife laws of New Zealand. Collection and (MSD) and Inland Revenue. Pursuant to the The Privacy Act 1993 provides rights of access
dissemination of this information is authorised Immigration Act 1987, s.141A and 141AE, and to, and correction of, personal information held
by legislation administered by the New Zealand the Electoral Act 1993, s.263A, Immigration in readily retrievable form. Should you wish to
Border Agencies. These agencies will disclose New Zealand is authorised to release exercise these rights please contact the
this information to those Government bodies information for data matching purposes to New Zealand Customs Service on
authorised to receive it under New Zealand law. MSD, the Ministry of Justice and the Electoral Phone: 0800 428 786 during business
Once collected, the Statistics Act 1975 allows Enrolment Centre. hours, Fax: 0-9-359 6730, or
for the information collected to be used for The laws authorising the collection of E-mail: email@example.com
statistical purposes by Statistics New Zealand. information from the New Zealand Passenger
Comments/Enquiries: The Border Agencies welcome your comments in relation to your arrival in New Zealand.
Phone: 0800 428 786 during business hours or Fax: 0-9-359 6730 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Zealand Passenger Arrival Card – and Notes
Haere mai. Welcome to New Zealand.
What to do How to fill out the card At the Airport
A separate Arrival Card must be Please answer in English. After collecting your baggage you must decide
completed for all passengers Print in capital letters like this: which way out to take.
including children. If you have declared any Customs or
If necessary, use the notes to assist. N E W Z E A L A N D Agricultural goods on your Arrival Card, or if
you are unsure, please go to the ‘Goods to
Tear the card from the notes. Or mark answers like this: Declare Way Out’ (Red Exit).
Show your card and passport at Remember to fill in BOTH sides. Otherwise depart through the ‘Nothing to
Passport Control in New Zealand. Declare Way Out’ (Green Exit).
Give your Arrival Card to an official.
You may be stopped and questioned about
Remember honesty your decision. Your baggage will also be
is the best policy. subjected to further scrutiny including
If you are not sure – search, x-ray, or detector dog examination.
The Arrival Card is a legal document — false
declare it !! declarations can lead to penalties including
confiscation of goods, fines, prosecution and
TEAR OFF THE CARD BEFORE HANDING IN
New Zealand Passenger Arrival Card April 2007
1 flight number/ 2a Answer this section if 2b Answer this section if you DO NOT
name of ship you live in New Zealand. live in New Zealand.
passport Otherwise go to ‘2b’.
number How long do you intend to stay in New Zealand?
How long have you been away from
nationality as New Zealand? years months days
shown on passport years months days permanently or
If you are not staying permanently what is your
given or first names Which country did you spend most time MAIN reason for coming to New Zealand?
in while overseas? visiting friends business holiday/
date of or relatives vacation
birth day month year
occupation education other
or job What was the MAIN reason for your trip?
full contact or business education Where did you last live for 12 months or more?
residential address country
in New Zealand other
country of Which country will you mostly live in for state, province,
birth the next 12 months? or prefecture zip or postal code
overseas port where you New Zealand other
boarded THIS aircraft/ship
PlEASE TuRN OvER FOR MORE quESTIONS AND TO SIGN
3 Biosecurity Notes
New Zealand operates very strict biosecurity procedures at airports and ports to prevent the introduction of pests and diseases of animals and plants. You are
required to declare to an inspector in Part 3 of the New Zealand Passenger Arrival Card (pursuant to s30(1)(a) of the Biosecurity Act 1993), all items in your
possession that are listed below. If you are not sure about any items, ask a MAF Quarantine officer. Note: Heavy penalties exist for false declarations.
Animal and Animal Products Plants and Plant Products Other Items
Live animals, pets, birds, fish, and insects. Fruit and vegetables (fresh, dried, frozen or cooked). Camping/hiking/hunting gear and boots, bicycles and
Meat and meat products (fresh or cooked). Nuts unprocessed and raw. spiked/cleated/studded sporting shoes.
Dairy products including cheese, milk, milk powder, Herbs and spices. Animal food, remedies supplements, cultures and
butter and ghee. Noodles and rice. biologicals.
Egg and egg products including egg powder, and Mushrooms and fungi (fresh or dried). Riding gear, including clothing, footwear and
instant meal products. grooming equipment.
Plants live and dried, including plant cuttings and
Fish/shellfish (fresh, dried and frozen). Equipment and clothing used in association with animals.
Honey, pollen, honeycombs, and bees wax. Fresh water fishing equipment, fishing bait and
Seeds, bulbs, corms, rhizomes and tubers.
Feathers, bones, tusks, furs, skins, hunting trophies, fly tying material.
stuffed animals and reptiles. Straw and mats in any form.
Unprocessed wool and animal hair, including yarns, Cut flowers, dried flowers and leaves. Miscellaneous
rugs, and apparel. Pine cones and pot pourri. You must declare if you have:
Coral, turtle and tortoise shells and ivory. Wood carvings and artefacts. – been to a farm, abattoir or meat/dairy packing house.
Sea shells. Bamboo, cane, rattan and basketware. – visited a forest or been hiking/camping/hunting in
Biologicals, cultures and organisms. Soil and water. rural areas or parkland.
WARNING: Failure to make a correct declaration may result in an instant fine of $200 or You must list all countries you have been in, (including
prosecution resulting in a fine of up to $100,000 or imprisonment for up to five years. lived in), during the past 30 days.
4 Customs Notes
Prohibited and Restricted Items than 1125ml of spirits, liqueur, or other spirituous Cash Reporting
Prohibited and restricted goods include: beverages; and If you are carrying, on your person or in your baggage,
Weapons such as firearms, flick knives, sword sticks; 4.5 litres of wine or 4.5 litres of beer (this is the cash in any currency to the value of NZ$10,000 or
and protection sprays. equivalent of six 750ml bottles); and more, you must report this to a Customs officer when
Objectionable (indecent) articles such as video tapes, 200 cigarettes or 250 grams of tobacco or 50 cigars or a you are completing passport formalities on arrival in
films, records, CD-ROMs, and publications. mixture of all three not weighing more than 250 grams. New Zealand. If anyone you are responsible for, who is
Illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia. travelling with you, has cash to that value, you must tell
Endangered species of Flora and Fauna, and products Full Customs charges are payable on goods which the Customs officer about that too. Under the Financial
derived from these endangered species. are not eligible for concession or are in excess of the Transactions Reporting Act 1996, it is an offence to fail
allowance. If the duty and/or Goods and Services Tax to report as instructed here.
Personal Concessions combined is less than $50, no collection will be made.
Your personal concession allows you to bring into However this does not apply on tobacco products, Biographical information and Part 4 of the New Zealand
New Zealand free of duty the following: i.e., cigarettes, cigars, and loose tobacco. Passenger Arrival Card are required to be produced
Goods obtained overseas and/or purchased duty free pursuant to Regulation 26 of the Customs and Excise
17 years is the age limit prescribed in international tourism Regulations 1996.
in New Zealand with a total combined value of not treaties to which this country is a contracting party. The Sale
more than NZ$700 (don’t count clothing, toiletries and
jewellery intended for your own personal use and not of Liquor Act 1989 and the Smoke-free Environments Act WARNING: The importation of prohibited goods,
for gift, sale, or exchange); and, if you are 17 years 1990 prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages and tobacco smuggling, and using false receipts brings the risk of
of age or over, products to persons under the age of 18. This restriction fines, loss of goods, or even prison. Think, is it worth
One bottle (or other container) containing not more also applies to New Zealand duty free outlets. the risk?
5 Immigration Notes
Permit Application WARNING: Failure to make a correct declaration is an Biographical information and Parts 5, 6, and 7 of the
Apply for the same type of permit as the visa in your offence punishable by imprisonment and may result in Passenger Arrival Card are required to be produced
passport. For example, apply for a student permit if you have removal from New Zealand. pursuant to the Immigration Act 1987.
a student visa, residence permit if you have a residence visa, IMPORTANT NOTE: You are required by law to leave For further information:
visitor permit if you have a visitor visa (or you know you do New Zealand before your permit expires. If you do not Auckland callers phone 914 4100, for others
not need to hold a visitor visa for your visit). do this, Immigration New Zealand has the power to call free 0508-558 855 www.immigration.govt.nz
make you leave.
TEAR OFF THE CARD BEFORE HANDING IN
3 *See the Biosecurity Notes yes no 4 See the Customs Notes Are you bringing into New Zealand: yes no
Did you pack your own bags? goods that may be prohibited or restricted?
Are you bringing into New Zealand: goods over the personal concession for alcohol and tobacco products?
food of any kind? goods over the NZ$700 personal concession, or for business or
commercial use, or carried on behalf of other persons?
animals or animal products* including: meat, honey, feathers, skins, NZ$10,000 or more, or the equivalent in foreign currency?
eggs, dairy products, wool, bone, or cultures/biologicals?
plants or plant products* including: fruit, vegetables, flowers or
foliage, seeds, bulbs, wood, bamboo, cane, or straw?
5 Do you hold a New Zealand passport or a New Zealand Returning Resident’s Visa? Go to 8
Are you a New Zealand citizen using a foreign passport? Go to 8
other risk items* including: used tents, tramping and hiking footwear,
spiked/studded sporting shoes, equipment/medication used with Do you hold an Australian passport or an Australian Returning Resident’s Visa? Go to 7
animals, soil, water and fishing equipment?
In the past 30 days, while outside of New Zealand, have you been:
6 See the Immigration Notes All others apply for one of these:
I apply for: visitor’s permit residence permit work permit
– in contact with any animals? (except domestic cats and dogs)
exemption from holding a permit student permit limited purpose permit
– to a farm, abattoir or meat packing house?
– You must leave New Zealand before expiry of your permit, or face removal –
– in a forest or hiking, camping, hunting in rural areas or parkland?
Are you coming to New Zealand for medical treatment or consultation yes no
List below all countries you have been in, in the past 30 days:
or to give birth?
7 All others please answer this: Have you ever been sentenced to
12 months or more in prison; or been deported or removed from any country?
8 I declare that the information I have given is true, correct and complete.
WARNING: Failure to make a correct declaration may result in an instant fine of $200 or
prosecution resulting in a fine of up to $100,000 or imprisonment for up to five years. signature date