As you may already know, New Zealand introduced the Electronic Travel Authorization in 2019. In July, to be more specific. It becomes mandatory as of October 2019 for all visa-exempt nationalities that wish to travel to New Zealand. Only Australian citizens do not need one. In total, about 60 nationalities will have to apply for a New Zealand ETA, and iVisa created a short and simple online application process.
As you can imagine, the New Zealand ETA is not as complicated to obtain as a visa. Even so, you are still required to come up with a few documents and some information so that you can go through the online application process. However, you will be happy to learn that the requirements are few, and chances are that you already have some or all of them at your disposal.
The first requirement you must meet is eligibility. After all, you cannot apply for something that you do not qualify for. As mentioned above, the visa policy of New Zealand includes a list of 60 states whose citizens are visa exempt. Those are the ones that are eligible for a New Zealand ETA. If you are among them, you can obtain an ETA as well, and iVisa is here to help you every step of the way.
The second requirement involves a passport. Not only that, but the passport has to be valid and maintain its validity for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in New Zealand. Otherwise, your ETA application will be denied. A blank page available for stamping is required as well. So, before you proceed to the application page, take a quick look at your passport’s expiry date and blank page availability.
Moving on, iVisa will also ask you to provide your travel dates. In fact, all that matters are the arrival and departure dates. After all, the government of New Zealand must know precisely when you arrive and when you plan on returning to your home country.
You must also provide iVisa with a valid e-mail address. You have to understand that once your application is submitted, after it is processed, you receive a confirmation document that contains a reference number. All that happens via e-mail. That is why it is crucial that you provide us with a correct e-mail address. Check the spelling more than once before you submit your application. What you do with the reference number, it is entirely up to you. Some people keep the document on their phone, while others prefer to print it out. The choice is yours.
A valid means of payment is also required. One that enables you to make payments online. As far as this is concerned, iVisa is pretty understanding, which is why it allows you to use several methods. You can either pay using a credit or a debit card, but feel free to use PayPal, Alipay, or WeChat as well. Whichever you find most convenient. It makes no difference to us.
Last but not least, to get a New Zealand ETA, you have to fill in an application form. iVisa will ask for some general information about yourself, as well as payment details. You have to pay attention to the information you provide in the form. Mistakes cannot be corrected once your application reaches processing, and they will invalidate your ETA, in which case you have to repeat the application process.
We believe that the New Zealand ETA requirements are easy to fulfill. But, if it happens to have more questions, please feel free to contact iVisa’s customer support. The service is at your disposal 24/7, and it can be reached via online chat or phone. You will not be charged for using it.