New Zealand is one of the most desirable travel destinations in the world. With snow-capped mountains, ancient glaciers, rugged hills, and vines galore, this place is second to none. Located in a corner of the world, this is a country that requires planning to visit. Most people will need to apply for a visa or ETA, if you are visa-exempt you will need to apply for a New Zealand ETA. Israeli citizens do not need a visa to enter New Zealand. Zealand may qualify for the New Zealand ETA. The New Zealand e-Travel Authority (NZeTA) is an e-Visa waiver introduced in July 2019. This allows eligible nationals to travel to New Zealand for tourism, business, or transit purposes without having to apply for a visa at an embassy.

NZeTA transit available for Israel

  • A transit eTA to New Zealand is also required for Israeli citizens transiting through New Zealand en route to another destination.
  • Note that transit passengers can only travel through Auckland International Airport, meaning the New Zealand eTA Transit cannot be used when traveling through Wellington or Christchurch airports.
  • Israeli citizens are not allowed to leave the airport on their transit eTA. If they wish to leave the airport and visit the city, they must apply for an eTA Tourist NZ.
  • Tourist and transit ETAs to New Zealand from Israel are valid for multiple entries/transit for a total of 2 years from the date of issue.

What are the New Zealand ETA requirements for Israeli citizens?

Before going to the application page to complete the New Zealand ETA form, you must ensure that you meet the requirements. However, this shouldn't be a difficult task as the list is short and the items within are easy to obtain.

For a successful application process on our website, you will need the following documents and information:

  • Valid Passport: Make sure the passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival in New Zealand. There should also be a blank page to stamp.
  • Travel Dates: All we need is your arrival and departure dates.
  • Email Address: we will email you a confirmation reference number. You will need it when you arrive in New Zealand. You can print it or save it on your phone.
  • Payment: You can use a credit or debit card.

As an Israeli citizen, how do I apply for a New Zealand eTA?

To apply for a New Zealand eTA for Israeli citizens, applicants must complete the online New Zealand visa waiver application form. This is a very fast process that can be completed in a matter of minutes.

Applicants from Israel are required to provide their details (name, nationality, date of birth, contact details) and passport details (country of passport, number, issue, and expiration date). In addition, they must answer certain routine health and safety questions required by New Zealand authorities to verify that the traveller is fit to enter the country.

  • It is very important to verify the accuracy of all information provided before submitting the form.
  • Errors will require the Israeli applicant to complete another form and approval of the visa waiver may be delayed.
  • In most cases New Zealand eTA processing time is quick and applicants can expect to receive approval via email within 1-3 working days from the day of application.
  • Israeli travellers must also pay a New Zealand eTA processing fee and a tourist tax known as the International Tourism and Visitor Protection Levy (IVL). Payment is made through a secure online system.
  • All types of debit and credit cards are accepted as payment methods.

Visitors must apply for entry into New Zealand through the New Zealand e-Travel Authority and present a valid travel document or passport (NZeTA). For Taiwanese nationals, the New Zealand e-Travel Authority (NZeTA) will be linked to the passport provided at the time of application. Therefore, nationals with passports of different nationalities must apply for the same passport they are traveling with.

To pay the New Zealand e-Travel Authority, applicants also need a valid credit card, debit card, or PayPal (NZeTA) account. New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) passenger fees include tourist taxes and eTA fees. To receive NZeTA, residents of Taiwan must also have an active email address. If you encounter a problem with the New Zealand e-Travel Authority (NZeTA), you should carefully review all of the information provided. If not, you must apply for another New Zealand eTA.

You must apply for an eTA in New Zealand using the same passport used to enter the country. Israeli travellers whose passport is about to expire should make sure they get a new passport and use it to apply. The same goes for all dual nationals.

Applicants should also note that Israeli passport holders who are also Australian citizens do not need to apply for a New Zealand eTA when traveling on their Australian passport. You will automatically receive residence status upon entry.

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