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New Zealand eTA Application Information

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.

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The NZeTA is valid for tourism, business trips, and transit
Travel to New Zealand without a visa – available for visa waiver nationalities
Valid for 2 years for visitors
Permits multiple entries
Allows the visitor to spend 3 months in New Zealand (6 months for UK citizens)
What do I need?
Add passport info

Passport with at least 3 months’ validity beyond the anticipated date of departure (with a few exceptions)

email address

Email address to receive the NZeTA

Credit/Debit Card

A method of payment, e.g. a credit or debit card

Add user photo

Recent photo

New Zealand eTA Requirements

In order to submit a New Zealand eTA application, it is necessary to meet the following New Zealand eTA requirements:

  • Passport valid for at least three months beyond the visit to New Zealand
  • Credit or debit card to pay the eTA fee and tourism levy
  • A current email address at which to receive the approved eTA
  • Photograph of the applicant

Applicants will also need to meet the entry eTA requirements for New Zealand in order to gain access to the country.

Upon arriving in New Zealand, eTA holders may be asked to provide:

  • Proof of onward travel
  • Proof of sufficient funds to support themselves during their stay.

As the eTA is electronically linked to a specific passport, travelers with more than one passport should ensure that they use the same passport to travel to New Zealand as they used to complete the eTA application.

Travelers are advised to bring a printed copy of the NZeTA, although this is not an official requirement.

Those passing through New Zealand with the eTA NZ on the way to an onward destination are required to transit through Auckland International Airport.

Countries Eligible for New Zealand

Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter New Zealand

Countries Eligible for New Zealand

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Tuvalu
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

How to complete the New Zealand eTA online application

Simply fill in the New Zealand eTA application form online. You must provide some basic personal, passport, and travel details. There are also a few questions about health and security.

Upload the supporting documents outlined above (including a recent photo) and pay the processing fee to submit your NZeTA application.

Confirm payment for the NZeTA application

After completing the NZeTA application form, you will be prompted to enter your card details and confirm the payment.

You must pay a fee to cover the cost of processing a New Zealand eTA application form. Which includes the New Zealands government’s International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) and the service fee for our services. This must be done by credit or debit card.

How do I receive my approved eTA for New Zealand?

Once you have completed the NZeTA online application, the confirmation of the travel authorization will be delivered by email within 48 hours.

The NZeTA will be linked to the passport that was registered in the online form. When the passport is scanned at border control, the travel authorization will also be read. It is also advisable to print a copy of the email confirmation.

eTA New Zealand Processing time
1 - 2 days
New Zealand government fee
37 usd
Our service fee
62 usd
99 usd
The total amount depends on several parameters as: goverment fee per type of Travel Authorization and additional services.
Optional services:
Embassy Registration
Service fee includes
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Application reviewExpert application review
Online supportOnline support 365 days a year
High success rate99% application success rate
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Covid Update for New Zealand

Last update: 14/12/2023

There are currently no travel restrictions for New Zealand. International arrivals from visa-exempt countries can now enter New Zealand with a valid New Zealand eTA. Check the requirements for travelers of different nationalities to enter the country according to the New Zealand visa policy.

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New Zealand Visa FAQ

  • What is the New Zealand eTA?

    The New Zealand eTA is an electronic visa waiver which is an entry requirement for visa-exempt nationalities as well as a few other categories of travelers to travel to New Zealand for short stays.

  • Who needs an NZeTA?

    Citizens of visa waiver countries can apply for an NZeTA online, which is obligatory in order to enter the country visa-free for tourism, business, or transit. Below are the categories of travellers who are required to possess an NZeTA.

    You must have an approved eTA (NzeTA) if you are coming to New Zealand, and you:

    • are coming from a visa waiver country (see the list above)
    • are transiting through Auckland International Airport to another country and travelling on a passport from a visa waiver country or a transit visa waiver country
    • are transiting through Auckland International Airport as a transit passenger to or from Australia
    • have a permanent resident visa for Australia that lets you return to Australia from another country
    • are a cruise ship passenger.

    Those exempt from applying for an eTA include:

    • Australian or New Zealand citizens
    • Permanent residents of New Zealand
    • Consular Visa holders
    • Member of, or someone associated with, a scientific program or expedition under the Contracting Party to the Antarctic Treaty
    • a member of a visiting force, including one of its civilian employees, traveling in the ordinary course of your employment or duty.
  • Is eTA a visa?

    No, the eTA is an electronic travel authorization which permits visa waiver citizens to travel to New Zealand for short stays for tourism, transit, or business purposes. Those wishing to travel to New Zealand for longer stays, or to work or study, should contact their nearest New Zealand Embassy or Consulate for further information.

  • How long is the New Zealand eTA valid for?

    The New Zealand eTA is valid for two (2) years and allows multiple entries during its validity.

    The eTA New Zealand for airline and cruise crew is valid for five (5) years from the moment of approval.

  • How long can I stay in New Zealand with the travel authorization?

    The eTA New Zealand allows a maximum stay of up to 3 months (90 days) with each entry for most eligible citizens.

    Citizens of the UK are permitted a maximum stay of 6 months (180 days) with each entry with the eTA.

  • Can I apply for an eTA while in New Zealand?

    No, eligible citizens are required to obtain an eTA for New Zealand before traveling to the country.

  • How much does the eTA New Zealand cost?

    The price of the eTA New Zealand consists of a fee for the processing of the travel authorization itself and a tourist levy fee that all visitors must pay.

    The transaction is protected by secure servers. Applicants simply enter their card details when prompted.

  • Is the eTA for New Zealand valid for multiple entries?

    Yes, the eTA New Zealand is valid for multiple entries during its validity, unlike some other travel authorizations that are only valid for a single entry.

  • How do I apply for an eTA online?

    Eligible citizens are able to apply for an eTA through a simple online application. Once approved, the eTA will be sent to the applicant electronically.

  • What do I need to submit an application?

    In order to submit a New Zealand eTA application, it is necessary to have the following documents:

    • Passport valid for at least three (3) months beyond the intended date of departure from New Zealand
    • Credit or debit card to pay the eTA fee and tourism levy
    • A current email address at which to receive the approved eTA
  • How long will my eTA take to process?

    The standard processing time for the eTA NZ is up to 3 business days, but could take as little as 10 minutes.

  • What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?

    Applicants should double-check that the information provided on the eTA form is correct before submitting the application, as even small mistakes can result in the rejection of the eTA.

    After your NZeTA is approved, you may only correct some of the information, such as your: passport number — for example, if you had to replace your passport.

    For all other changes, the submission of a new eTA is required.

  • What happens if my eTA application is rejected?

    If the New Zealand eTA is denied, applicants will be able to submit a new eTA New Zealand application. It is essential to make sure that all the information provided on the form matches the details of the individual’s travel document, as even small errors can result in the rejection of the application.

  • When can I apply for NZeTA?

    Applicants are required to apply for the NZeTA at least a few business days before the intended date of arrival in New Zealand to allow sufficient processing time.

  • How can I check my NZeTA visa status?

    Applicants are able to check visa status for the NZeTA through the updates and notifications about the visa verification sent to the email address provided on the application form.

    You can also log into your OnlineVisa Manager account if you applied through this website.

  • Can I extend my eTA visa waiver while in New Zealand?

    No, in order to extend the eTA, it will be necessary to leave New Zealand and submit a new eTA application before the traveler can return to the country.

  • How can I renew my electronic travel authority for New Zealand?

    In order to obtain eTA renewal, it is necessary to submit a new eTA application from outside of New Zealand and receive a new approved eTA in order to return to the country.

  • Do I need to get an eTA if I am just in transit?

    Yes, visa waiver citizens are required to apply for an eTA even if just in transit through New Zealand.

    Holders of the eTA are able to transit through Auckland International Airport on the way to an onward destination.

  • Once granted, can I cancel my eTA for NZ?

    No, once granted, the traveler will continue to hold an approved eTA for New Zealand until it, or the associated passport, expires, whichever comes first.