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New Zealand eTA Application Information

The New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) is an electronic visa waiver, introduced in July 2019.

It allows eligible citizens to travel to New Zealand for tourism, business, or transit purposes.

It is now an obligatory requirement for visa waiver nationalities, as well as airline and cruise line crew of all nationalities, to have an eTA NZ in order to travel to New Zealand.

The New Zealand eTA allows multiple entries for short stays during its validity and is valid for 2 years.

The eTA New Zealand for airline and cruise crew is valid for 5 years from the date of approval.

Eligible citizens can apply through the simple New Zealand eTA application online.

Applicants are required to fill in the New Zealand eTA application form with personal and passport information. They must also answer a few questions about criminal history and whether the applicant is seeking medical treatment in New Zealand.

It is also necessary to pay a small processing fee and tourism levy in order to receive an approved eTA for New Zealand via email.

Those wishing to travel to New Zealand for longer stays, or to work or study, will require a visa and should contact their nearest New Zealand Embassy or Consulate for further information.

Highlights
The NZeTA is valid for tourism, business trips, and transit
Valid for 2 years for visitors
Permits multiple entries
Allows the visitor to spend 3 months in New Zealand (6 months for UK citizens)
What Is Necessary?

Passport with at least 2 months’ validity

Email address to receive the NZeTA

A method of payment, e.g. a credit or debit card

Recent photo

New Zealand eTA Requirements

In order to submit a New Zealand eTA application, it is necessary to meet the following New Zealand eTA requirements:

  • Passport valid for at least two months beyond the intended date of arrival in New Zealand
  • Credit or debit card to pay the eTA fee and tourism levy
  • A current email address at which to receive the approved eTA
  • Photograph of the applicant

Applicants will also need to meet the entry eTA requirements for New Zealand in order to gain access to the country. It is advisable to print a copy of the approved eTA New Zealand to present upon arrival at border control, alongside their passport.

As the eTA is electronically linked to a specific passport, travelers with more than one passport should ensure that they use the same passport to travel to New Zealand as they used to complete the eTA application.

Travelers are advised to bring a printed copy of the NZeTA, although this is not an official requirement.

If the applicant changes their passport during the validity of the eTA, it is necessary to inform the New Zealand immigration service to have the eTA transferred to the new passport.

Those passing through New Zealand with the eTA NZ on the way to an onward destination are required to transit through Auckland International Airport.

Countries Eligible for New Zealand

Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter New Zealand

Countries Eligible for New Zealand

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Tuvalu
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

New Zealand eTA Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive approved Visa

How to complete the New Zealand eTA online application

Simply fill in the New Zealand eTA application form online. You must provide some basic personal, passport, and travel details. There are also a few questions about health and security.

Upload the supporting documents outlined above (including a recent photo) and pay the processing fee to submit your NZeTA application.

Confirm payment for the NZeTA application

You must pay a small fee to cover the cost of processing a New Zealand eTA application. This must be done by credit or debit card.

After completing the NZeTA application form, you will be prompted to enter your card details and confirm the payment.

How do I receive my approved eTA for New Zealand?

Once you have completed the NZeTA online application, confirmation of the visa waiver will be delivered by email within the next few working days.

The NZeTA will be linked to the passport that was registered in the online form. When the passport is scanned at border control, the travel authorization will also be read. It is also advisable to print a copy of the email confirmation.

Covid Update for New Zealand

Last update: 25/03/2021

All borders are closed to anyone who is not a citizen or permanent resident (or partners and dependent children of either) of New Zealand, a national or permanent resident of Australia residing in New Zealand, or a passenger arriving from the Cook Islands or Niue on a direct flight operated by Air New Zealand (they must have been in the Cook Islands or Niue for the past 14 days), as well as visa holders who have been granted an exemption before departure. Those who are permitted to enter the country will undergo medical screening and are required to self-quarantine for 14 days, with the exception of transit passengers. Transit through Auckland International Airport (AKL) is now permitted, providing the traveler is resident or national of New Zealand or an Australian national, or has the correct authorization, such as a transit visa or NZeTA, if applicable. Those in transit must remain airside and depart within 24 hours. Furthermore, passengers are not allowed to transit through New Zealand to China (People’s Rep.). Passengers aged 2 and older entering or transiting through New Zealand must carry a medical certificate showing that the tested negative for coronavirus no more than 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Acceptable tests are antigen, LAMP, PCR and RT-PCR tests. Diplomatic or consular visa holders, New Zealand Defence Force personnel, and passengers arriving from the following locations are exempt from this: Antarctica, Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, or Wallis and Futuna Islands. As an alternative to the aforementioned certificate, passengers may instead present a medical certificate stating that they are not infectious with COVID-19 based on an examination performed no more than 72 hours before departure. Individuals arriving from the following country may instead use a certificate issued within 72 hours before departure confirming they are symptom-free: Albania, Belize, Dominica, Kenya, Laos, Montenegro, Myanmar, Slovenia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tajikistan, or Turkmenistan. All passengers are required to have a voucher confirming their allocation to a place in a managed isolation. Airline crew who do not live in New Zealand must also have a certificate, either with a negative antigen, LAMP, PCR, or RT-PCR result from a test taken within 7 days before arrival; or a certificate issued within the preceding 7 days stating that they have no symptoms and cannot take a PCR test; or a certificate stating that they are not infectious if they tested positive over 7 days before arrival. Check the requirements for travelers of different nationalities to enter the country according to the New Zealand visa policy

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

New Zealand Visa FAQ

  • What is the New Zealand eTA?

    The New Zealand eTA is an electronic visa waiver which is an entry requirement for visa-exempt nationalities (as well as airline and cruise line crew of all nationalities) to travel to New Zealand for short stays.

  • Who is eligible for an NZeTA?

    Citizens of New Zealand visa waiver countries can apply for an NZeTA online, which is obligatory in order to enter the country visa-free for tourism, business, or transit.

    Airline and cruise line crew of all nationalities are also required to apply for a Crew eTA.

    Those exempt from applying for an eTA include:

    • Australian citizens
    • Crew on a foreign ship carrying cargo
    • Guests of the New Zealand Government
    • Foreign citizens traveling under The Antarctic Treaty
    • Members of a visiting force and associated crew members

    Permanent residents of Australia will need to apply for an eTA but are not required to pay the associated tourist levy.

  • Is eTA a visa?

    No, the eTA is an electronic travel authorization which permits visa waiver citizens to travel to New Zealand for short stays for tourism, transit, or business purposes. Those wishing to travel to New Zealand for longer stays, or to work or study, should contact their nearest New Zealand Embassy or Consulate for further information.

  • How long is the New Zealand eTA valid for?

    The New Zealand eTA is valid for two (2) years and allows multiple entries during its validity.

    The eTA New Zealand for airline and cruise crew is valid for five (5) years from the moment of approval.

  • How long can I stay in New Zealand with the travel authorization?

    The eTA New Zealand allows a maximum stay of up to 3 months (90 days) with each entry for most eligible citizens.

    Citizens of the UK are permitted a maximum stay of 6 months (180 days) with each entry with the eTA.

  • Can I apply for an eTA while in New Zealand?

    No, eligible citizens are required to obtain an eTA for New Zealand before traveling to the country.

  • How much does the eTA New Zealand cost?

    The price of the eTA New Zealand is 12 NZD (8 USD) online. Applicants also need to pay a tourist levy fee (35 NZD or 23 USD) at the same time to obtain the NZeTA.

    The eTA New Zealand cost is 9 NZD (6 USD) if requested through the app, plus the tourist levy fee (35 NZD or 23 USD).

  • Is the eTA for New Zealand valid for multiple entries?

    Yes, the eTA New Zealand is valid for multiple entries during its validity, unlike some other travel authorizations that are only valid for a single entry.

  • How do I apply for an eTA online?

    Eligible citizens are able to apply for an eTA through a simple online application. Once approved, the eTA will be sent to the applicant electronically.

  • What do I need to submit an application?

    In order to submit a New Zealand eTA application, it is necessary to have the following documents:

    • Passport valid for at least two (2) months beyond the intended date of arrival in New Zealand
    • Credit or debit card to pay the eTA fee and tourism levy
    • A current email address at which to receive the approved eTA
  • How long will my ETA take to process?

    The standard processing time for the eTA NZ is up to 72 hours but could take as little as 10 minutes.

  • What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?

    Applicants should double-check that the information provided on the eTA form is correct before submitting the application, as even small mistakes can result in the rejection of the eTA.

  • What happens if my eTA application is rejected?

    If the New Zealand eTA is denied, applicants will be able to submit a new eTA New Zealand application. It is essential to make sure that all the information provided on the form matches the details of the individual’s travel document, as even small errors can result in the rejection of the application.

  • When can I apply for NZeTA?

    Applicants are required to apply for the NZeTA at least a few business days before the intended date of arrival in New Zealand to allow sufficient processing time.

  • How can I check my NZeTA visa status?

    Applicants are able to check visa status for the NZeTA through the updates and notifications about the visa verification sent to the email address provided on the application form.

  • Can I extend my eTA visa waiver while in New Zealand?

    No, in order to extend the eTA, it will be necessary to leave New Zealand and submit a new eTA application before the traveler can return to the country.

  • How can I renew my electronic travel authority for New Zealand?

    In order to obtain eTA renewal, it is necessary to submit a new eTA application from outside of New Zealand and receive a new approved eTA in order to return to the country.

  • Do I need to get an eTA if I am just in transit?

    Yes, visa waiver citizens are required to apply for an eTA even if just in transit through New Zealand.

    Holders of the eTA are able to transit through Auckland International Airport on the way to an onward destination.

  • How can I check my eTA status?

    Applicants are able to check the eTA through the updates and notifications about the eTA verification sent to the email address provided on the application form.

  • Once granted, can I cancel my eTA for NZ?

    No, once granted, the traveler will continue to hold an approved eTA for New Zealand until it, or the associated passport, expires, whichever comes first.

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