INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW ZEALAND ETA
About the NZeTA
The New Zealand eTA is an Electronic Travel Authority for travelers who wish to visit New Zealand for short-term stays of up to 90 days from the date of arrival, with the exception of British nationals who can stay for a period of up to 6 months. The NZeTA is granted through an online application system. It was introduced to simplify visa processes for citizens of eligible countries who want to travel to and within New Zealand for short-term stays.
The NZeTA can be obtained by completing a simple and straightforward online application form. Applicants must provide their personal details, travel information and passport data. For those who are travelling for tourism purposes the payment will include the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). Australian permanent residents are not required to pay the IVL.
eTA New Zealand Authorized Stay and Validity
The New Zealand eTA grants visitors a stay of up to 90 days in New Zealand, and 180 days for British Citizens. Transit passengers may only remain a maximum of 24h while in transit through New Zealand.
Travelers can apply for the New Zealand eTA at any time before their expected departure date. Most applications will be processed within 1 business day, however some applications may take longer to process, up to 3 business days. The NZeTA has a validity of 2 years from the moment of approval and can be used for multiple entries.
Passport guidelines for the NZeTA
Applicants must have a valid passport, which must have a minimum validity of three (3) months beyond the expected date of departure. New Zealand eTA holders will be granted a 90-day stay, or a 180-day stay for UK citizens, at one of the designated ports of entry in New Zealand.
List of countries eligible to apply for an online NZeTA
Citizens and nationals from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online for a New Zealand eTA, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, South Korea and Canada. Visitors from the countries listed below who are cruise ship passengers, or who will join a cruise must also apply online for the New Zealand eTA. The NZeTA will be necessary to legally enter the country.
Australian citizens do not need an NZeTA to enter New Zealand. Australian residents who hold a different citizenship can also apply for NZeTA for Tourism..
Australian permanent residents
Countries Eligible for the New Zealand eTA for Transit
Transit passengers can only travel through Auckland International Airport, where they must remain at all times. Holders of the New Zealand eTA for Transit may not leave the airport.
Citizens and nationals from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online for a New Zealand eTA for Transit, including India, the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, South Korea and Canada..
Australian citizens do not need an NZeTA to enter New Zealand. Australian residents who hold a different citizenship can also apply for an NZeTA for Transit.
A citizen with a valid passport from one of the eligible countries in this list can apply online here, for a travel authority to visit New Zealand.
Applicants need to provide personal details, passport and travel information. The applicant’s passport must be from an eligible country. When completing the application, the traveler must use a passport with a minimum validity of three (3) months beyond the expected date of departure.
The following documents will be necessary to complete the application for the New Zealand eTA
- Valid passport of an eligible country
Requirements to enter New Zealand
Upon arrival in New Zealand, the NZeTA holder can go directly to the dedicated lane for eTA travelers and must present the following:
- A printed copy of the New Zealand eTA
- The passport used during the online application form
- Australian permanent residents will need to present their current Australian permanent resident visa.
Check Status of your New Zealand eTA
Once the applicant has submitted the online application, all New Zealand eTA notifications and updates will be sent by email.
The processing time of a New Zealand electronic travel authority is within 1 business day, however some applications may take longer to process, up to 3 business days.
To check the status of your New Zealand application, please contact us.
Online Application for the NZeTA
To apply online for a NZeTA, applicants must have a valid passport, email address, and a credit or debit card.
All of the information provided on the New Zealand application form, such as first and last names, place and date of birth, address, sex, passport number, and nationality, must be exactly as they appear on the applicant’s passport.
All eligible applicants can click here to complete the New Zealand eTA application online.