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Can I get a New Zealand visa on arrival?

iVisa | Updated on Aug 05, 2022

While many countries around the world adopted the visa on arrival, New Zealand is NOT one of them. Its visa policy includes many types of visas, but on arrival visas are not one of them. This is probably because the electronic visa to New Zealand is so easy to apply. In fact, you can apply online with iVisa. The process is short and simple, and it beats standing in line at the visa on arrival counter when you arrive to New Zealand.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do I need a visa to visit New Zealand?

The answer will depend on your nationality. iVisa can help you to get an ETA. You can check if you are eligible for an ETA for New Zealand by using our Visa Checker. Just select your country of origin and New Zealand as your destination to review the information.

What is the New Zealand Tourist ETA?

The New Zealand Tourist ETa (NZ Electronic Travel Authority) is an electronic visa waiver that grants the right to enter multiple times to New Zealand. There is no need to make an appointment or present original documents to the Embassy or Consular Office.

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

This ETA grants a maximum stay of 90 days Per Entry and Multiple Entry.

Remember that all visits are strictly limited to business or tourism, this means you can NOT seek paid work or employment.

What are the documents required to apply?

There are just a few documents we will require of you:

  • A valid passport – Make it is valid for at least 6 months beyond your initial date of entry.
  • E-mail address – when applying with iVisa, your visa will be sent to you via e-mail, so make sure that you introduce a valid e-mail address you have access to.
  • Means of payment – iVisa accepts multiple methods of payment such as credit and debit cards or Paypal. Do not forget to double-check the spelling before submitting your application.

How long is the New Zealand ETA valid?

Your ETA will be valid for 2 years after issued.

What are the processing times and prices?

Three options are there for both:

  • Standard processing – your visa application is processed within 24 hours, and the price is USD $97.74 (service fees included).

  • Rush processing – you will receive your visa within 4 hours, and the total price of it is USD $149.74 (service fees included).

  • Super rush processing – this is the fastest option. You will get your ETA in only 30 minutes, and you will be charged USD $212.74 (service fees included).

Click here to start your application.

How does the New Zealand ETA?

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand has recently introduced the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) for citizens of over 60 countries. This ETA allows travelers to enter the country for transit or tourist purposes and its valid for 2 years. The New Zealand ETA application process is very simple and 100 % online. Once the application is submitted and accepted, the applicant will receive a confirmation with a reference number that must be shown to the immigration officers upon arrival. Yes, it’s that simple.

How long does it take to apply for a New Zealand ETA?

Less than 10 minutes.

How can I apply for a New Zealand ETA?

Our really simple application form consists of three easy steps:

  1. The first step will ask you to fill in your general information. You also need to choose the processing time from the options mentioned above.

  2. The second step will ask you to revise step one and make the payment. You can use a credit/debit card or a Paypal account for the payment.

  3. The last step consists of a questionnaire. Other documents may be required as well, but it depends on personal circumstances.

Click here to start. After you are done, you submit your form and wait for your visa to arrive. In case you need assistance to fill your application, iVisa has a fantastic support service that you can call 24/7.

What happens after I have applied?

When submit your application, all your job is done. Then, just wait for us to send you your ETA by email in the timeframe chosen.

I made a mistake on my application. What can I do?

As we can not change or modify any details on the ETA once it is issued, then please contact immediately one of our customer service representatives if this is your case.

Is it safe to use iVisa to get my New Zealand ETA?

Many people think that online information leaks and that their personal info is at risk of getting into the wrong hands. However, that is not the case with our services. We provide maximum safety for your personal data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information could not be safer. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.

I have more unresolved questions, where can I find more info?

For a faster resolution click here and start chatting with one of our customer service representatives. You also can find more info and FAQs here.

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