WHAT ARE THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR A NEW ZEALAND VISA?

WHAT ARE THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR A NEW ZEALAND VISA?
iVisa | Updated on Feb 15, 2020

IMPORTANT NOTE: The New Zealand ETA is the eVisa available at the moment, and it is available for certain countries. We're not offering the New Zealand Visitor Visa. However, stay tuned because the ETA will be an option for more countries very soon!

There are certain countries that can get a New Zealand ETA online, which is the available option to enter New Zealand without visiting an embassy. However, there will be more qualified countries for this document very soon.

Before applying for a New Zealand ETA, you need to make sure that you have all the required documents. If you choose to apply at the nearest embassy, you may find the list online, but we recommend that you use the information as a reference. It is best if you give the embassy a call and ask them. It is far more reliable. However, if you want to apply online, you can find the list below.

In this article we will mention more the ETA since is the only available eVisa at the moment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I can apply for an ETA?

You can use the iVisa's Visa Checker to verify if you qualify for the New Zealand ETA. Once you enter this page, you have to pick your nationality and pick New Zealand as your destination country. This way, you'll know immediately if you apply for an ETA or not.

What are the requirements?

iVisa’s target is to make your application process as easy and as short as possible. That is why it asks only for what is absolutely necessary:

  • Passport – if you want to travel to New Zealand, you need to get a passport. It must be valid and maintain its status for at least 3 months from your departure date FROM New Zealand.

  • Digital photo – every visa application process requires a photograph of the applicant. Even if the photo is digital, it still needs to meet all the guidelines for a valid picture. The background needs to be white, you cannot wear headwear (with a few exceptions,) and you cannot wear glasses while the photo is taken. Also, make sure that it is as recent as possible.

  • Means of sustenance – once you get to New Zealand, you need to ensure the authorities that you have the means to support yourself during the trip. It makes them feel more confident that you are not looking for illegal work. A bank statement should do the trick.

  • Return flight ticket – just like the means of payment, the return flight ticket shows the immigration officers that you intend to leave New Zealand. The country has some issues with immigration, which is why they take precautions. However, if you do not have a return flight ticket, you will not be sent back. All you have to do is prove that you have the money to book one.

  • Proof of good character – it is impossible to prove that you do not have a criminal record, but if you do have one, make sure that you have the papers that disclose that information.

Keep in mind that the bullet points listed above are the general documents required for the New Zealand ETA, regardless of the country of origin. iVisa has some requirements of its own, but chances are that you are already covered. iVisa asks that you have the following:

  • Means of online payment – since you are required to make the payment during the application process, you need to have a credit or debit card that allows you to. Yet, you can also use PayPal.

  • E-mail address – one of the benefits of applying online is that your visa arrives via e-mail in PDF format. You need to have a valid address, or if it is the case, you need to set an account. That is easy.

As you can see, the required documents for a New Zealand ETA are not hard to get. Chances are that you already have all of them. But if not, you have plenty of time to obtain them. If anything else is needed, iVisa will notify you so that you complete the online application process successfully.

What is the total price for getting an ETA for New Zealand?

iVisa provides you three options so you can select which one suits you the most! In this options the processing time varies dependending on the cost. In this case, we will give you an average of the price based on the US Citizens. Here are the options:

  • Standard processing – Your NZ ETA is ready within 24 hours, and will be charged USD 57.00.

  • Rush processing – if you select this option, your application is processed in 4 hours, and the fee you'll pay is USD 77.00.

  • Super Rush processing – Your application is processed within just 30 minutes, and you are charged USD 97.00.

How long is the New Zealand ETA valid for?

It depends on the nationality, but for the US is valid for 2 years after issued. The exact expiration date will be shown in your ETA. It allows you to stay 90 days Per Entry.

How many times can I enter New Zealand?

It also depends on the nationality.If you're from the US, you can get Multiple Entry.

How can I apply?

After you get all the requirements from the list above, you can fill in the application form. This is an easy part. If you have any questions regarding the form or anything else related to your visa, iVisa has a support service that is available 24/7 and is free of charge.

There are three steps you need to follow:

  1. Firstly, you have to offer your personal information and also some details about your trip. You must select a processing time at this point, but remember that your choice affects the cost of your New Zealand Visitor Visa.

  2. Secondly, is about payment and also revision. The payment part is easy since you can use multiple means, but as for the revision, it is more crucial than you think. You need to ensure that every bit of information you provide is accurate, including the spelling, otherwise, you could get a rejected visa.

  3. The third and last step is based on uploading other required documents. After you complete these steps, you can submit your application and then wait for your ETA to arrive in your e-mail inbox.

Where can I find more information?

You can click here to read more details about this document. As a second option, our customer service will always be happy to help you 24/7 if you need any help. To reach us, click here.

The bottom line is that a New Zealand Visa for certain citizens may or may not be necessary, depending on certain aspects. Don't stress before time, and get ready for your trip with iVisa.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The New Zealand ETA is the eVisa available at the moment, and it is available for certain countries. We're not offering the New Zealand Visitor Visa. However, stay tuned because the ETA will be an option for more countries very soon!

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