NEW ZEALAND VISA FOR THE CITIZENS OF SOUTH AFRICA

NEW ZEALAND VISA FOR THE CITIZENS OF SOUTH AFRICA

iVisa | Updated on Feb 04, 2020

IMPORTANT NOTE: WE CURRENTLY DO NOT OFFER THE NEW ZEALAND ETA, BUT STAY TUNED BECAUSE WE WILL OFFER IT VERY SOON!

The citizens of South Africa who want to travel to New Zealand need to apply for a visa to cross the border. Lucky for you, the online version of this visa will be available soon and you will be available to submit an application with iVisa. The process will be entirely online and you will be able to apply whenever you want as long as you get the proper requirement for the application.

In this article, we will explain to you some of the most important things to consider before applying for an online e-Visa.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I'm from South Africa, do I have to apply for a visa to visit New Zealand?

Yes, you have to get a visa if you want to travel to New Zealand. Unfortunately, we do not offer the online version of this visa at the moment, but we're working hard to offer you this option in the future. You can only apply for a consular visa.

How long can I stay in New Zealand?

You can stay in New Zealand for 90 days Per Entry

What are the requirements?

Before thinking of filling in the application, you need to make sure that you have all the requirements. iVisa asks very few things of you, but you must provide some documents and some information to get the process started. Here is the list of everything you need to get a New Zealand eVisa:

  • Passport – Travelers who apply online need to have a valid passport. You also 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.

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

  • E-mail address – iVisa will send you the e-Visa via e-mail in PDF format. Do not forget to print a few copies.

  • 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 stay in the international transit lounge). If you do not have one, you need to prove that you have the financial means to purchase one.

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

How long is this e-Visa valid for?

If you're from South Africa, your ETA expires 2 years after issued

What are the processing times and prices for the ETA?

If you decide to apply for your New Zealand ETA using iVisa's services, then you have to select one of the following:

  • Standard processing – with this option you receive your New Zealand ETA in 24 hours, and you have to pay USD 57.00
  • Rush processing – your ETA will be ready in 4 hours, but the total price is more expensive. You must pay USD 77.00
  • Super Rush processing – with this option you have to wait 30 minutes for your application to be ready. As you can guess, this is the most expensive alternative. You have to pay USD 97.00.

All the service fees charged by iVisa are already included. Keep in mind that iVisa does not practice hidden charges or surcharges

How many times can I enter New Zealand?

If you apply for your ETA with iVisa's services, you'll receive a Multiple Entry.

How can I apply?

You can move on and fill in the application once you have everything you need. The online form is straightforward, but if you need some help or have some questions regarding the application process, iVisa has a support service that is available 24/7.

The application form consists of three simple steps:

  1. The first one requires you to fill in your personal information such as name, address, date of birth and passport info. Some details regarding your trip are also needed. During the same step, you need to select a processing time as well. Just keep in mind that the sooner you want your New Zealand visa, the more you will be charged.

  2. Step number two asks you to make the payment using one of the methods mentioned above and review the information in step one. The review is essential since a single mistake can cancel your eVisa. Check the spelling and the accuracy of the information you provide.

  3. Last but not least, step number three requires you to upload some documents. This step is not the same for everyone, so do not worry if you are required to upload more documents than other people. After you are done, just submit your application and wait for the document to arrive via e-mail in the timeframe you selected.

As you can see, getting a New Zealand visa for the citizens of South Africa is a piece of cake with iVisa. The process is concise, you barely have to do anything, and the visa arrives in your e-mail inbox.

Do I need to get a New Zealand ETA if I travel with my kids?

Yes, you also have to apply for your kids. Remember that every foreign citizen who wants to travel to New Zealand requires a visa regardless of their age.

How does the New Zealand ETA look like?

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Where can I read more?

If you still have questions about the New Zealand ETA, then do not hesitate to contact iVisa’s customer service center. You can contact us via online chat or phone 24/7.

As another option, you can also read more about this document on this page, so don't lose the chance to be informed about this exotic destination.

As you can see, getting a New Zealand visa for the citizens of Sout Africa does not impose any hard work. The process is short and easy, and iVisa does its best for you to enjoy it.

IMPORTANT NOTE: WE CURRENTLY DO NOT OFFER THE NEW ZEALAND ETA, BUT STAY TUNED BECAUSE WE WILL OFFER IT VERY SOON!

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