Places of first arrival – air and seaports

Aircraft and seacraft coming to New Zealand must arrive at an approved place of first arrival (POFA). Find out about POFAs and the procedures to follow.

Aircraft
Aircraft

Find out the procedures you must follow if you're flying your aircraft from an overseas country to New Zealand.

Seacraft and vessels
Seacraft and vessels

Find out the procedures you must follow if you're bringing your vessel to New Zealand.


Who to contact

If you have questions about places of first arrival, email info@mpi.govt.nz

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