Frequently Asked Questions

Early bird registration will open on 1st December 2014.

The Congress will last 6 days 5 nights. The dates are from 28th December 2015 to 2nd January 2016.

Registration is open to all global practicing Zoroastrians from age 15 to 35 (as of 27th December 2015).

Anyone born after 26 December 1997 is a minor for this Congress.

Please email: help.6thwzyc@gmail.com

Travel 2000 are the official New Zealand Travel Partner for the 6th World Zoroastrian Youth Congress. For special deals and packages visit their site or email them at: sunny@travel2000.co.nz

We also have global travel partners for those travelling to and from New Zealand. Trail Blazer tours are the official Indian Travel Partner for the 6th World Zoroastrian Youth Congress. For special deals and packages visit their site or email them at: vdastur@tbi.co.in

BB Travel experts are the official North American Travel Partner for the 6th World Zoroastrian Youth Congress. For special deals and packages visit their site or email them at: bomip@yahoo.com

Yes, if your visa permits you to stay in New Zealand outside of the Congress dates it, please contact Mrs Tanaz Siganporia at tanaz2210@yahoo.co.nz, who will be happy to arrange accommodation for you with a local Zoroastrian family free of charge.

No, all registrations are non-transferable.

For the most comprehensive list of countries requiring a visa, please consult the New Zealand Government Immigration website

Any help or advice you need with visas please contact Mrs Kainaz Jamasbnejad at: help.6thwzyc@gmail.com

Delegates are responsible for organising their own travel and medical insurance. This is strongly recommended by the Organising Committee. Should a delegate choose not to prepare this for themselves it is at their own discretion and the Organising Committee will not be held financially responsible.

Airport pick up will be provided on the 28th of December. Please send us your flight details via help.6thwzyc@gmail.com once you book your flights. There will be a volunteer waiting for you to transport you to Kings College when you arrive. Drop offs will also be provided on the 2nd of January. Transportation to and from the Congress will only be provided on 28th December and 2nd January.

Please fly into Auckland International Airport.

Each delegate will be given single room accommodation. Delegates can request to be put in rooms next to one another. Married couples have the option of sharing a room. Minors (those aged 15 to 17 years) of the same gender will be given the option of sharing a room with one other person or having individual rooms.

We will place you in a room next to people that are roughly the same age and gender.

Yes, it is mandatory that all delegates will have to stay on campus, even locals from New Zealand.

Unfortunately, due to space constraints in lecture halls and at evening venues we are capping the age at 35

The events team will have bus services running at pre-determined times to and from the venue. If you miss the bus service you will have to take a taxi at your own cost to reach the Congress venues.

The 6th WZYC is an all-inclusive Congress. This will include registration, accommodation, transportation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, all congress events/entertainment between the 28th of December and 2nd of January. Any activities other than those planned by the congress will be at the delegate’s own expense.

Being in the Southern Hemisphere, it is summer time during December and January, with expected temperatures between 20 to 30 degrees Celsius. We recommend bringing appropriate clothing, sunscreen etc. for both rain and shine.

A comprehensive tentative program is being worked on currently. Many of the ideas for events have already come from the global youth, whom have been spoken to. This will become accessible for delegates closer to the Congress.

The Congress event plan has been designed to keep youth busy, engaged and encourage them to participate as a collective in what has been organized for them.

There will be designated free time for delegates. Delegates can organize their own activities during these periods, however, this is at the delegate’s own expense. To ensure we fit everything into the program, events will be running to time and delegates should be aware that if they are late for an event, it will have started without them.

Suggested items of clothing include an all-weather coat though it will be Summer time. With the tentative program in mind, we suggest appropriate footwear for events such as The Amazing Race, New Years Eve Ball, Fair Day, etc. Bring along clothes to suit all the above events. The climate may be very hot; an essential item of clothing is a sun hat or cap. We recommend sunscreen and sunglasses, as the New Zealand sun is very harsh.

Swimwear as delegates have access to the pool on campus.

For the Jashan ceremony appropriate religious headgear is essential.

Bring along personal toiletries with respective universal adapter plugs.

Personal medication, if required, should be clearly indicated on your application form so that the medical team is made aware of this from the start.

Delegates must ensure they look after their personal possessions, as we do not accept any liability for any stolen or lost items.

New Zealand Customs are very strict. Please refer to the New Zealand Customs website to see what can and cannot be brought in.

International cuisine will be available during the Congress. A variety of foods will cater for all palates. Please let us know of any specific dietary requirements or allergies on your registration form. The kitchens each in house on campus will also be replenished with sufficient snacks, fruit, tea and coffee.

Food and drink vending machines on campus can also be accessed at your own cost.

Step 1: Submit

  • Complete registration form & accept terms & conditions (if applicable, have your legal guardian complete registration form and accept terms & conditions)
  • Attach 1 verified* visa copy for delegates who need a visa prior to entering New Zealand(not required for New Zealand delegates)
  • Attach 1 verified* passport copy
  • Attach 1 recent colour passport-sized photo, with an appropriate label/file name to identify the delegate and their country of origin

(* Legal Verification in New Zealand is when the original document is sighted by a Justice of the Peace/Oath Taker/Registrar/Solicitor and the photocopy version is signed and dated/stamped by them or their company/firm)

Step 2: Review

  • The Organising Committee will review your application. Should it meet all the criteria they will issue a letter to the delegate with a unique delegate code and payment instructions.

Step 3: Payment

  • Payment must be made using the unique delegate code.

Step 4: Confirmation

  • Upon receiving payment, the Organising Committee will issue a letter of confirmation for attending the Congress. Please make sure you carry this letter with your passport as proof of the reason for your visit to New Zealand. This letter cannot be used as a letter of referee.

Bank transfers and credit card facilities via the SWIPE system.(Please note: With either payment method, delegates will incur minor processing/banking charges)

Upon receiving all of the above stated documents, the Organising Committee will send delegates payment instructions for the above methods.

These will also be accessible on the Congress website registration page.

A confirmation letter will be sent to you via email once your completed registration has been processed and payment of the registration fee has been received. Please make sure you carry this confirmation letter with your passport as proof of the purpose for your visit to New Zealand.

  • Before 28th October 2015: 75% refund
  • From 28th October 2015 – 28th November 2015: 50% refund
  • After 28th November 2015: No refund

Refunds will be in New Zealand dollars and returned via bank wire transfer only. Applicable bank charges deducted from all refunds.

You can join our Facebook page to link up with other delegates that are attending. You may also follow us on Twitter. Please visit our website periodically for further updates.

Please email us on help.6thwzyc@gmail.com and ensure the subject states what the email is about (i.e. Entertainment, accommodation, visa, registration, etc.). We will then get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Kings College will have 24-hour security on campus, however, all delegates are responsible for their own belongings. For your own safety, ensure you have a lock for your bag(s). Kings College has a safe on-sight for delegates who wish to use this.

Any false alarm results in an instant NZD$1500.00 fine, which the delegate responsible will have to pay. Being a school, once the alarm is set off, it can only be turned off by the firemen that arrive at the school. The smoke detectors are very sensitive, so to avoid setting off the alarms we urge all to not use/be extremely cautious when using deodorant, hair spray, hair straighteners and making toast in your houses.

The Organisers of the 6th WZYC, 2015 are committed to creating and maintaining this global event, where all individuals who participate in the program and its activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of harassment, exploitation, intimidation or discrimination.

Every participant should be aware that the organisers strictly prohibit sexual harassment and sexual violence and such behavior is in violation of both New Zealand law and the policy of Kings College. Kings College will respond promptly and effectively to reports of sexual harassment and sexual violence, and will take appropriate action to prevent, to correct, and when necessary, to discipline behavior that violates this policy.

This is strictly a drug and alcohol-free event. This policy will be firmly enforced for ALL registrants (minors as well as adults). By filling out the registration form as a delegate, or parent/legal guardian of a delegate, you are agreeing to abide by this. Should you be found with drugs or alcohol on the school premises, you will be asked to leave the premises and find alternative accommodation at your own expense. Please note that in New Zealand it is illegal to supply alcohol to anyone under the age of 18 years old and it is illegal to consume, possess or supply certain drugs. Congress officials may be required to involve Police if any criminal offending is detected.

For travel ideas and information, please visit the official site of Tourism New Zealand