iVisa | Updated on Feb 17, 2020


Indian citizens who wish to travel to New Zealand are required to apply for a visa. The easiest way to do that is to apply online. However, you cannot get the New Zealand ETA yet, so you must go to an embassy to get your visa. Nevertheless, we encourage you to read this article to learn more about the upcoming ETA because iVisa will launch this product very soon.

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Frequently Asked Questions / FAQs

I'm an Indian citizen, do I need a visa to visit New Zealand?

Indian visitors need a Consular Tourist Visa by now, but they'll be required to apply for a New Zealand ETA soon. Indian citizens can holiday in New Zealand for up to 9 months on a visitor visa. The fastest and easiest way to apply for a visitor visa is online. If you hold a passport from the UK, or another country under the visa-waiver agreement, you do not need a visa to holiday in New Zealand.

For the moment, iVisa does not provide this type of e-Visa. But you can always check your eligibility for an eVisa here. Just select your nationality and the country of destination and the information will unfold in seconds.

How long can I stay in New Zealand if I'm from India?

This will depend on the type of document you get. To give you an idea, most of the travelers that visit New Zealand can stay there 90 days Per Entry with an ETA.

What are the requirements?

As you can imagine, you need to meet some requirements to be able to apply. However, iVisa asks you to make just a small effort. You need to provide some document and some information, but all the items on the list are accessible. Here is what you need:

  • Passport – if you decide to apply online, you need to have a valid passport. However, you need to make sure that the document is valid for at least another 3 months from your date of departure from New Zealand.

  • Digital photo – the picture needs to be as recent as possible and meet all the other guidelines for a passport photo.

  • Means of payment – iVisa asks you that you make the payment during the application process. You can do that using a credit or a debit card, but you can also pay using PayPal.

  • E-mail address – iVisa will send you the visa via e-mail in PDF format. Do not forget to print a few copies so that you have a spare or two.

  • Means of sustenance – once you arrive in New Zealand, you need to prove that you can support yourself during your trip. A bank account statement should be more than enough.

  • Return flight ticket – when you arrive at the airport, you may be asked to show a return flight ticket to your country of origin (or another destination if you are in transit.) If you do not have one, you need to prove that you have the financial means to purchase one.

  • Proof of good character – if you have been convicted of a felony or served some time in prison, you need to disclose that information.

What are the processing times and prices?

iVisa have different processing time options for everyone's needs. They are as follows:

  • Standard processing – you getyour 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.

These prices listed above are made only for Indian citizens. 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

How much time do I need to apply?

You only need a few minutes to complete the online form.

How can I apply?

When you notice that you have everything you need, you can fill in the application form. It should not take you long, and if you need assistance, iVisa provides customer support 24/7. The service is free of charge.

You need to complete three simple steps.

  1. The first one requires you to fill in your personal information such as name, date of birth, address, e-mail, and passport info. Some details about your trip are also needed. Also, you need to select a processing time, but remember that your choice determines the cost of your New Zealand visa.

  2. Step number two is about payment and revision. We covered the payment above, but as for the revision, you need to be very careful when you check your application. The information should be 100% accurate, and there is no room for mistakes. An error can render your visa invalid. Double-check your spelling before submitting the form.

  3. The last step requires you to upload some documents. If you need some additional documents than the ones mentioned above, iVisa notifies you. After you are done, just submit your application and wait for the visa to arrive via e-mail in the timeframe you selected during step one.

Do I need to get a New Zealand e-Visa for my Children too?

Yes, you do. Every person who wants to travel to New Zealand requires a visa, even kids.

How long is the New Zealand Tourist ETA valid for?

Once this document is launched, you'll be able to use it for 2 years after issued.

How does this ETA look like?

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Where can I read more?

If you have more questions about the New Zealand ETA, 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.

Remember that you can also read more about the New Zealand ETA here, so don't lose the chance to be informed about this destination.

Surely, you can see that New Zealand is a great destination for Indian travelers. And there is a lot of information and great accommodations to book like the ones we showed you before. So, there are no excuses to visit the best places in New Zealand. Good trip!


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