Suva Branch Level 8, Reserve Bank Building-Pratt Street, Suva PO Box 14183, Suva, Fiji Phone: +679 330-6033 Fax: +679 330-3792 Web address: www.immigration.govt.nz MEDICAL VISA CHECKLIST 2011 IMPORTANT NOTES To facilitate the faster processing of your application for visiting New Zealand for the specific purpose of getting medical treatment, please ensure you provide the following requirements listed below. All supporting documents must be certified true copies. We may request to see original documents. Please tick () Application forms Please ensure you complete the latest Application for Visiting New Zealand form (NZIS 1017), the Details of Intended Medical Treatment form (NZIS 1009), and the Supplementary Form for Citizens of Fiji - NZIS 1139. Answer each question on the form and continue on a separate sheet if necessary. Please also note that it is compulsory that a full residential address is completed on the application form. Application fee The application fee for Fiji, Tuvalu and Kiribati passport holders is $160 FJD. This can be paid by bank cheque or credit card. Photo Two recent passport sized photo (must be less than 12 months old) of each person included in the application. Passport Or Travel Document Passports Must Be Valid For 3 months beyond the date you intend to depart from New Zealand Evidence of Acceptable Medical Treatment A letter from a physician/hospital in your home country stating: what treatment is required and That the treatment is not available in their home country (for people who are funded by either their home government, or the New Zealand's Official Development Assistance (ODA) Programme, administered by MFAT), Plus A Letter From The New Zealand Physician/Hospital stating what treatment the principal applicant will be undergoing, an appointment time and date, length of anticipated recuperation time (i.e. total time required in NZ) and total cost of treatment. PTO Suva Branch Level 8, Reserve Bank Building-Pratt Street, Suva PO Box 14183, Suva, Fiji Phone: +679 330-6033 Fax: +679 330-3792 Web address: www.immigration.govt.nz Evidence of Payment of Treatment Either a letter from an Insurance Company stating what costs are covered by the company and a break-down of anticipated costs or if not insured, show evidence of funds to show that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover the medical treatment and support themselves in New Zealand. *If the payment of a deposit is required by the hospital or medical practitioner, confirmation of payment must be presented prior to a visa being issued. Medical escort If the patient is being accompanied by a medical escort, the insurance company must provide a letter stating Whether they will be covering all related costs. *Please note that if the escort is covered by medical insurance, and is immediate family (mother, father or child), the escort may be included on the same visitor application form. If the escort is not covered by medical insurance they must provide A separate, completed visitor’s application form and all associated requirements. The following additional information may also be required: A letter of leave approval from employer(s); or evidence of own business; or letter confirming enrolment at educational institution. Full registry-issued birth, marriage, divorce and adoption certificates (if applicable) for those included on the application form. Consent from both parents for children under 17 years (if child is not travelling with both parents). Other information to show that you are a genuine traveller. This could include expired passports (if they show past travel), and other documentation to show you have strong incentives to return home after your visit to NZ (e.g. evidence of home and car ownership, land lease, business interests etc.) PASSPORT DISPATCH: When sending passport(s) for visa issuance and/or documents which you would like returned, please: Include a pre-paid, self-addressed courier bag when sending your documents in order to have these returned as safely and efficiently as possible. Or Indicate the courier company you would like used in writing within your application, e.g. attach a note to your application, or contact your assigned Visa Officer directly to advice. Your documents will then be returned via “Freight Forward” where payment for postage is required on receipt of the consignment. Passport(s) and documents can also be sent via post (registered mail) if courier services do not cover your area. Suva Branch Level 8, Reserve Bank Building-Pratt Street, Suva PO Box 14183, Suva, Fiji Phone: +679 330-6033 Fax: +679 330-3792 Web address: www.immigration.govt.nz The following courier companies are most frequently used for delivery within Fiji: EMS, PNT, DHL, TNT, and CDP. If documents are to be sent internationally, DHL, EMS, and TNT offer a pre-paid international postal service. Please enquire directly with your selected courier company to arrange international mail. Note: If an agent has lodged your application, the passport will usually be returned to them.
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