Visiting academics coming to New Zealand to accomplish activities of a pedagogical, instructive, professional management or research nature can arrive in New Zealand on a visitor visa, as long as they fulfil visa requirements.
With this visa you can: Work in New Zealand as an academic.
This visa will not permit you to stay longer than 3 months in any calendar year, you’ll need to apply for a work visa if you want to stay longer than 3 months. If you want to take part in work activities that aren’t directly related to educational, teaching, professional management or PhD activities, you’ll need to apply for a work visa.
If you wish to visit New Zealand as an academic to participate in activities like teaching, educational, professional management or research, you should apply for an Academic Visitor Visa. You must have a letter of invitation from the tertiary education institute you plan to work at.Source: Immigration New Zealand
Step 1- Apply for your visa
Before you apply, check if you are from a Visa Waiver country.
Complete the paper application form and send it to Immigration New Zealand with your application fee, immigration levy, and the documents listed in the checklist on the form.
Step 2 – Decision about your application
If there is anything else you need to do, Immigration NZ will be in touch.
If you are in New Zealand, and your current temporary visa expires before your new visa is granted, Immigration New Zealand will normally issue you an interim visa to let you stay in New Zealand lawfully.Source: Immigration New Zealand
All applicants must provide:
Application cost $ 167
This is the charge for Immigration New Zealand to process your application. Immigration New Zealand does not refund application costs if your application is refused. A non-refundable immigration levy is charged and is included in the cost.
Each person must pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) of NZD $35. This is included in the cost.Source: Immigration New Zealand