In case you did not know, New Zealand’s policy suffered some changes in 2019, and by that we mean that its government decided to introduce the Electronic Travel Authorization. It came into effect on July 2019, and it becomes mandatory as of October same year. Only visa-exempt nationalities must apply for a New Zealand ETA before departure, except for Australian citizens. This is a Multiple Entry ETA. It is valid for 2 years after issued since the date of issue, and it allows you to stay in New Zealand for no more than 90 days Per Entry.
If you are wondering about the cost of a New Zealand ETA, we believe that it is more than affordable. However, what you need to know is that the price is not a fixed one. It is determined by the processing time option you select for your application during the process. Basically, the faster you want your travel document to be issued, the more you are going to be charged.
iVisa understands that people have different needs and budgets, which is why it provides you with three processing time options. They are as follows:
- Standard processing – you receive your New Zealand ETA within 24 hours, and you are charged USD 57.00
- Rush processing – your application is processed within 4 hours, but the cost is a bit higher. You must pay USD 77.00
- Super Rush processing – you must wait just 30 minutes for your application to be processed. As you can imagine, this is the most expensive option. You are charged USD 97.00.
As you can see, the prices listed above seem pretty reasonable. At the same time, keep in mind that the service fees charged by iVisa are already included. You will be happy to learn that iVisa does not practice hidden charges or surcharges. The amount that is displayed on your screen at the moment of your application will be the same as the one that appears on your bank or credit card statement.
What you must know is that the cost of a New Zealand ETA remains the same in all three cases. Only the service fee is higher with each processing time. As you can imagine, our effort is more significant when you want your travel document as soon as possible than when you choose the standard option.
Regarding the moment when you are asked to cover the cost of your New Zealand ETA, you are asked to make the payment during the second step of the application process. This is the same step that requires you to carefully review the information you provide in your application form. As soon as your payment details check out, your application is sent for processing.
As far as the means of payment is concerned, you have no reason to worry. iVisa is known to be pretty flexible when it comes to that. Of course, you can pay using a credit or a debit card, but you are at liberty to use PayPal, Alipay, or WeChat as well. Whichever you find most convenient at the time of your application.
Hopefully, you find these fees fair and affordable. Truth be told, it is a lot cheaper than the alternative. Also, if you have further questions about the New Zealand ETA and its cost, please do not hesitate to contact iVisa’s customer support. The service can be reached via online chat or phone 24/7, and it is entirely free of charge.