VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in New Zealand
Russian citizens wishing to visit New Zealand require a visa. To obtain it, you must submit to the embassy (or consular department) the following documents:
– Passport, which expires no earlier than 3 months after the date of application.
– a completed application form in English with a photo pasted
– proof of solvency (any financial documents confirming the availability of funds at the rate of 1000 New Zealand dollars for each month of stay). In another case, it is necessary to present guarantees of the inviting person and a certificate of booking air tickets.
The minimum visa processing time is 14-15 days. The entry visa is valid for 30 days. There is no consular fee. When traveling with a child under the age of 18 without one of the parents, it is necessary to provide a notarized permission of the other parent.
You can bring 1.125 liters of spirits into the country, 4.5 liters of wine, beer, and 200 cigarettes. The export and import of unregistered firearms and cold steel, drugs, video and audio recordings of obscene content is prohibited.
Embassy in New Zealand
New Zealand Embassy in Moscow
Embassy of New Zealand in Russia:
Moscow, 121069, st. Povarskaya, 44
Phone: (7-095) 956-3579
Fax: (7-095) 956-3583
New Zealand, Embassy website: http://www.nzembassy.msk.ru
New Zealand, Russian Embassy in the country:
Russian Embassy in New Zealand:
57 Messines Road, Karori, Wellington
Phone: (8-10-644) 476-6113
Fax: (8-10-644) 476-3843
Communication in New Zealand
Local telephone booths work with magnetic cards, which can be purchased at post offices and some stores. In addition, the country has adopted the GSM 900 cellular communication standard, which is used by many Russian mobile operators.
How to call from Russia to New Zealand
In order to call, say, to Wellington from Russia, you need to dial 8-10-64-4 – the subscriber’s number. 64 is the area code for New Zealand, 4 is the area code for Wellington.
How to call from New Zealand to Russia
To call Moscow, dial the international prefix – 00, then Russia’s code 7, Moscow’s code 095 and the subscriber’s number
Emergency Phones in New Zealand
The police, ambulance and fire department are called in New Zealand by a single number – 111.
HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS
The following public holidays are celebrated in New Zealand:
January 1-2 – New Year.
February 6 – Waitangi Day (the day of the signing of the peace agreement between Europeans and Maori in 1840).
March-April – Easter.
April 25 – Anzac Day – the day of remembrance of those who died in world wars.
The first Monday in June is the Queen’s birthday.
October 24-25 (or the third Monday of the month) – Labor Day.
December 25 – Christmas.
December 26 – Boxing Day.
According to medicinelearners, shops in New Zealand are open every day except Sunday, with a few exceptions. They usually open at 9 am and close at 5:30 pm. Supermarkets are open until late in the evening, there are also convenience stores, but there are few of them.
In New Zealand, it is customary to give tips only in restaurants, where they make up 5-10% of the bill. In simple cafes, it is not necessary to tip, and it is also not customary to tip hotel staff. Tips are usually not accepted in provincial establishments.
Friendliness and willingness to help in difficult times are the hallmarks of the character of any New Zealander, which is associated with the historical features of the formation of New Zealand as a state. Also, the population of this country is distinguished by friendliness – here they greet any person they meet on the street, after which a completely relaxed conversation can start.
New Zealanders are distinguished by their love of sports and a healthy lifestyle. It is difficult to find a family in which at least one person did not go in for sports.
First aid, in the event that you have an accident, or you are injured, is provided free of charge. Other medical services in the country are paid, and the quality of medical care provided is traditionally high. Each hotel either has its own medical center, or the guests are served by the medical clinic in charge of this hotel.