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The New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) for citizens of Hong Kong is a digital visa waiver. It allows Hong Kongers to visit New Zealand visa-free.

Hong Kong passport holders can avoid the lengthy visa application process for a New Zealand visa by registering online for the eTA. This is quick and easy and takes just a few minutes to complete.

Travelers must meet a few simple New Zealand eTA requirements for Hong Kongers.

Learn more about the New Zealand eTA for Hong Kong Citizens below.

Do Hong Kong Passport Holders Need a Visa for New Zealand? 

No, Hong Kongers are on New Zealand’s visa waiver list.

This means that instead of going all the way to an NZ embassy or consulate to submit visa paperwork, they can simply register online for the New Zealand eTA for Hong Kongers.

The NZeTA can be used for tourism, business, and transit. Hong Kong citizens with the visa waiver can stay in New Zealand for up to 3 months at a time.

Citizens of Hong Kong must have a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or British National (Overseas) passport to take advantage of the NZeTA visa waiver.

Hong Kongers may require a New Zealand visa from an NZ embassy or consulate in the following circumstances:

  • Moving to New Zealand
  • To work in the country
  • To stay longer than 3 months
  • The traveler does not possess one of the eligible passports mentioned above

Do you need an eTA for New Zealand from Hong Kong?

Yes. All citizens of Hong Kong must have a valid travel authorization before they can legally enter New Zealand.

Thankfully, obtaining a New Zealand eTA for Hong Kong citizens is quick and easy. It takes most applicants less than 30 minutes to apply for an eTA, and it can be done entirely online.

What Is the NZeTA for Hong Kongers?

An eTA for New Zealand for Hong Kong passport holders is a multipleentry online visa waiver.

It allows a total stay of 3 months in the country per visit.

The NZeTA for Hong Kong citizens is valid for up to 2 years from the date of issue. You can use it to visit New Zealand as many times as you like within this period of validity — without needing a visa.

Simply fill in your details in a short online form to register with the New Zealand visa waiver system.

New Zealand eTA Requirements for Hong Kong Citizens

Before Hong Kong citizens can apply for a New Zealand eTA, they must first gather the required documents. These include:

  • A valid passport: Every traveler must have a valid Hong Kong passport that does not expire for at least 3 months after the visit to New Zealand.
  • A photo of the applicant (passport-style)
  • A valid email address: This email address will be used to receive all notifications regarding the traveler’s eTA.
  • Form of payment: To pay the visa waiver processing fee, applicants must use a valid debit or credit card.

New Zealand Immigration stipulates that any traveler who wishes to enter the country on an eTA may also be asked to show proof of sufficient funds. This means either 1,000 NZD for each month while staying in New Zealand, or 400 NZD if the traveler has already pre-booked their accommodations ahead of time. Border officials may also ask travelers for proof of onward travel to their next destination or back home.

Application Steps to Obtain a New Zealand eTA from Hong Kong

Once the applicant has the necessary documentation, they will need to fill out the quick New Zealand eTA online application for Hong Kong citizens.

The following details are required:

  • Personal information (first and last name, date of birth)
  • Passport information (passport number, date of issue, date of expiry)
  • Contact information (home address, email address)

There is also a section that asks travelers to answer a few questions about criminal history and their plans for visiting New Zealand.

It is also necessary to pay the application fee, which includes both the eTA fee and the NZ International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). Travelers can do so by using a valid form of payment, such as a credit card or debit card.

The form can be filled out from any internet-enabled device, such as a smartphone or computer, and the whole process takes less than 30 minutes to complete.

Travelers who are visiting New Zealand with children or family members should note that every individual in your group must fill out their own application form (even if the family member is under your passport).

After travelers have filled out their application, they are advised to doublecheck the form to make sure the information is accurate and matches the details of their passport. Any errors, missing fields, or incorrect information may result in a delay of the traveler’s New Zealand eTA, or even a denial.

How Long Does it Take to Process a New Zealand eTA from Hong Kong?

In most cases, the New Zealand eTA is processed fairly quickly and usually within a few hours. However, it may take up to 72 hours (3 business days).

Nevertheless, Hong Kong passport holders are advised to submit a New Zealand eTA application in plenty of time before their trip, to allow for sufficient processing time before departure.

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1 - 2 days
New Zealand government fee
37 usd
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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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