Documents to Carry in New Zealand

Read below to find out the list of important documents and other items that a student needs to carry to New Zealand:


  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Tickets
  • Copies of curriculum vitae
  • Copies of any published professional articles
  • Prescription medicine
  • Other official documentation
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Doctor's Note (proving you're free from certain diseases; may be required for entry into New Zealand)
  • Student I.D. Card (good for discounts too)

Other Items

  • Slides, photographs and maps of your home state for talks or presentations
  • Small souvenirs
  • Pack items that are more expensive in New Zealand. For example, clothing and shoes (including running shoes)
  • Glasses or contact lenses and saline solution
  • Winter clothes like warm sweaters/jerseys, winter outer-wear and waterproof coats/jackets
  • Money (For taxi rides to and from airports, phone calls, emergencies, etc...)
  • Backpack (for class and for day-trips)
  • Sleeping Bag (for camping or hostel stays)
  • Camera/Journal
  • A Few Family Photos (so you don't get homesick)
  • Laptop and CDs

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