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 without having to go through the hassle of filing visa paperwork at an embassy.
It is now an obligatory requirement for visa waiver nationalities, as well as cruise ship passengers of all nationalities, permanent residents of Australia, and transit passengers, to have the eTA NZ in order to travel to New Zealand.
Once you apply, it takes from 1 day to 2 days to receive NZeTA.
The New Zealand eTA allows multiple entries for short-term visits 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 processing fee known as the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) 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.