The Canadian government recommends international visitors to read through the visa requirements for New Zealand passport holders to ensure they meet international travel conditions. The Canadian eTA has standard application requirements, which are listed below:
- Electronic passport
- Current email address
- Debit or credit card to pay the processing fee
New Zealanders must confirm they possess an electronic passport (also referred to as a biometric passport) valid during their stay in Canada. The biometric passport is a secure travel document that facilitates arrival in the country with quicker queues at border control.
They must confirm they have a credit or debit card authorized for online payments and with sufficient funds to cover the eTA fee. Lastly, they should ensure that they use an email address that they check regularly. All the communications between them and the Canadian government will be carried out by email. This includes delivery of the approved eTA by the Canadian authorities.
New Zealanders who do not meet these requirements or are interested in traveling to Canada for other purposes, such as full-time employment opportunities or academic studies, must schedule a visit to Wellington’s Canadian embassy for further details.