Unfortunately, visa-free entry to New Zealand will no longer be possible after 1 October 2019. It doesn't matter whether you're traveling to this destination for leisure or work; You have to file what's called an NZeTA starting October 1, 2019. And you just do that

NZETA means Visa Waiver in English or Electronic Travel Authorization for New Zealand. For those who want to know the proper sock stitch, the acronym is "Electronic Travel Authority of New Zealand". It is recommended to apply for this NZETA online.

Cruise passengers must submit a valid New Zealand eTA as Vatican passengers arriving by plane in New Zealand. Even crew members have to file eTA individually, separate from tourists. They can contact their employer for the best assistance.

New Zealand Visa for United Arab Emirates Citizens

The United Arab Emirates is a visa-free country for New Zealanders. This means its citizens can travel to New Zealand without applying for a visitor visa. You are also not allowed to stay in New Zealand for more than 3 months. If you are a citizen of the UAE and wish to stay there for more than 3 months, you will still need to apply to New Zealand. However, we offer the best online application process which saves you trips to the nearest embassy.

How to apply for a New Zealand eTA from the UAE online application form?

UAE nationals do not require a visa waiver but will need a New Zealand eTA before traveling through New Zealand from 31 October 2019. This procedure saves the New Zealand Border Patrol Service time to enter the country.

Citizens can easily obtain and submit eTA application forms online using their smartphone, tablet or PC. First, they need to fill out an application form with basic details such as passport details (passport number, nationality and expiration date), personal details (name, address and date of birth), health related information, medical treatment, itinerary (hotels, arrival and departure dates), security-related information such as criminal records and Character details and email addresses to find approved NZeTA.

Lastly, a credit or debit card is required to pay for the application fee and IVL. IVL is a small payment made along with an application fee used by the New Zealand Government to protect the environment and develop New Zealand's infrastructure. After paying the fee, the application has been successfully applied. Once approved, a New Zealand eTA will be sent to the email address provided. Travelers must have a copy of their New Zealand eTA when traveling to New Zealand for security screening.

How long can UAE visitors stay in New Zealand with an ETA?

New Zealand's ETA allows a maximum stay of 90 days per entry and your ETA allows multiple entries into the country. The ETA to New Zealand includes a consular fee and a tourist tax of USD 55 per person. You can pay fees by debit card, PayPal, bank transfer or credit card.

What is the processing time and price?

With us, the candidate has three possible processing time options and these determine the price. The three options are:

  • Normal - Your application will be processed within 24 hours for a fee of $65 (including service fees).
  • Emergency - You will receive an ETA within 4 hours and the total cost will be $75 (including service fees).
  • Rush - This is the fastest option. You'll receive your ETA in just 30 minutes and you'll be billed $85 (including service fees).

How long does it take to get a New Zealand eTA from the UAE?

The New Zealand eTA application form from the UAE usually takes 1 day to process and reply. If there is a problem, it may take up to 3 days to reply. Once approved, the NZeTA must be sent in PDF format to the email address provided.

A traveller entitled to dual citizenship must ensure before departure that they are traveling with the passport information provided in the application form. New Zealand warmly welcomes all UAE nationals and wishes you and your family an unforgettable journey.

I have multiple passports; can I choose which pass I want to travel with?

Yes, you can choose which passport you use to travel abroad. In order for your NZETA to be valid, it is important that the information in your NZETA matches that of the passport you are traveling with. Before making your choice, you can check if you qualify for NZETA with this pass.

How long is the NZeTA valid?

The New Zealand eTA is valid for multiple visits and can be used for two years. So, you can also travel to New Zealand with confidence, then travel to Fiji or Australia and then return to New Zealand with the same visa. You will also have to pay IVL or International Visitor Tax and Tourism Conservation. It serves the country's infrastructure development and environmental protection. IVL is only submitted every 2 years.

I have a UAE passport; do I need a visa to visit New Zealand?

Not a visa, but you have to apply for an ETA. You can do it online, thanks (same site). To review the requirements, click here NZeTA Requirements.

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