New Zealand’s Government has recently introduced the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) for citizens of over 60 countries, including Malaysia. The ETA allows visitors to enter the country for transit or tourism purposes and their stay in New Zealand is for 3 months or less. If this is your case, you just will need to apply online for an ETA. Lucky for you, iVisa can help you with the whole process and you will be able to obtain your ETA in as little as 30 minutes. If you need more information, keep reading this blog.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I have a Malaysian passport, do I need a visa to visit New Zealand?
What is an ETA?
The New Zealand's Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) 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 with a Malaysian passport stay in New Zealand with an ETA?
Malaysian citizens carrying an ETA will be able to stay in New Zealand for a maximum of 90 days Per Entry. You need to remember that all your visits must be strictly limited to tourism purposes.
What are the documents required to apply?
iVisa wants to make things easy for you, so, in order to submit your application, all you will require is:
A current passport that is valid for at least six months upon arrival.
Arrival and departure dates.
Credit / Debit Card or Paypal Account.
How long is the ETA valid?
The ETA is valid for 2 years after issued.
What are the processing times and prices?
For the processing time of your ETA, iVisa offers you three options. The price will depend on which one you choose. The options and prices are:
Standard processing – your visa application is processed within 1 Business Day, and the price is USD 57.00 (service fees included).
Rush processing – you will receive your visa within 4 hours, and the total price of it is USD 77.00 (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 97.00 (service fees included).
Click here to start your application.
How does the ETA work?
The New Zealand ETA is issued electronically by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the New Zealand Government.
Travelers, travel agents, airlines and specialist service providers like us around the world can use the New Zealand ETA system to process an ETA. We enter the applicant's information into the system and, after they review it, we are notified of the outcome of the New Zealand ETA application.
How long does it take to apply for a New Zealand ETA?
To apply for an ETA, you just need to fill in the application form. This will take you less than 10 minutes. We handle the rest. Then, you will receive your ETA via e-mail in the timeframe you chose.
How can I apply for a New Zealand ETA?
The application for a New Zealand ETA is really easy. It only has three steps:
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.
The second step will ask you to revise step one and make the payment.
The last step consists of a questionnaire and a photo upload. At this point you will need to upload your passport scan. Other documents may be required as well, but it depends on individual circumstances.
Click here to start. After you are done, 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?
Once the application is done, you will receive your ETA by email. No need to deal with the embassy. We do it for you so you don't lose valuable time. Next, present a printed version of your ETA along with your passport once you enter New Zealand.
How many times can I enter New Zealand with an ETA?
The New Zealand ETA allows Multiple Entry.
Do I need to get an ETA for my kids too?
Yes. All foreign citizens wishing to travel to New Zealand require a visa, even kids.
How can I apply for my family or friends?
You can apply for friends or family by making sure to have all the required documents first (you can see above in this article). If you are applying for only one friend or family member, just apply here introducing his or her data. In case you need to apply for more than one person, you can do so by clicking on ‘Add new applicant’ in the application form and completing the data required.
Do I need an ETA if I am in transit through New Zealand?
The New Zealand ETA will be necessary ONLY if you wish to leave the New Zealand airport. If you will NOT leave the transit lounge at the airport, then you are NOT required to have an ETA.
How do I know if my ETA is approved?
We will notify you by email as soon as the New Zealand government approves your ETA.
What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
If you made a mistake when entering your data online then please contact our customer service representatives as soon as possible via online chat to assist you.
Your ETA is linked to your passport number, if we already submitted your application, then you can NOT make any changes and you will have to apply again but we will NOT charge you another service fee.
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 and confidentiality for your personal data. 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.