An NZeTA (New Zealand electronic Travel Authority) is New Zealand's electronic travel authorization. Travelers with an eTA do not need to go to the Embassy for a visa in the international travel pass. After approval of the visa application, an NZeTA is digitally linked to your international travel pass.
To apply for an NZeTA, you do not have to visit an embassy or consulate, but you can complete the application completely online. After entering your details in the application form and paying the costs, you must upload a passport photo. After this passport photo has been approved, your application will be processed and approved by the New Zealand Immigration Service. This usually happens within five working days.
Passport holders from the USA, from a visa waiver country or those who are permanent residents of Australia and will be in New Zealand for less than 3 months — or, if you are a British citizen, staying for less than 6 months, or;
An NZeTA can be used for almost all common travel purposes. Tourist: celebrating a holiday and visiting acquaintances. For business travel, such as conferences, trainings and other business meetings and work visits. The document also suffices for applications to paid or unpaid jobs in New Zealand and for participation in amateur sports.
If you are traveling to or via the USA, you must fill in a so-called “visa waiver” on our website before departure. It takes about fifteen minutes to fill in and we advise you to do this at least 2 weeks before departure. It is very important because without an approved visa waiver you will be refused your flight(s). You will also receive a notification if everything has been approved.
Before entering New Zealand, you must meet the following requirements:
The New Zealand government levies a tourist tax called the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL).
If you are traveling to New Zealand, your passport must be valid for at least one month after departure from New Zealand. The tourist visa you receive on arrival in New Zealand is an electronic copy, so you will not get a stamp in your passport.
Please note: if you apply for a new passport after linking the visa to your passport, the New Zealand visa must be applied for again. It is not automatically linked to the new passport.
Applying for an NZeTA online is the cheapest, fastest and easiest way to comply with the visa requirement. You can apply completely online, via the application form on our website. After completing this form and paying the costs, a passport photo can be uploaded. We will send it to the Immigration Department.