In order to apply for the New Zealand eTA from Germany, travelers will need to fill out an online application form. The entire will usually take less than 30 minutes to complete the process from start to finish.
Applicants are required to fill in some required personal details, such as their full name, home address, email address, phone number, birth date, and nationality.
Passport information, including passport number, issue date, and expiry date, will also need to be filled in. Finally, German applicants are asked a few additional questions about criminal history and plans for staying in New Zealand (i.e. if they plan to seek medical treatment).
Once the application is complete, it is advisable to take a look over the information provided to ensure that it is accurate and error-free, in order to avoid any problems when the eTA is being processed. The final step to submitting the application is to pay the processing fee.
A New Zealand eTA for German nationals is processed relatively quickly and usually approved within a few hours after submitting the application. However, in certain cases, processing times may take up to three business days (72 hours).
Travelers are therefore advised to apply for a New Zealand eTA with plenty of time before their trip in case of unforeseen processing delays.