iVisa | Updated on Feb 20, 2020

IMPORTANT: in iVisa, we currently do not offer the e-Visa to New Zealand if you're from Thailand, but we can help you with some useful information to travel there. Thai citizens do need a Consular Tourist Visa to travel to New Zealand.

As a Thai citizen who is planning a trip to New Zealand, one of your concerns should be the visa. After all, you need one to cross the border. You can get a New Zealand visa in one of two ways. You can go to the embassy of New Zealand in Bangkok at the moment, but you will be able to apply online with iVisa soon. If you have never tried an online application process before, you have nothing to worry about. It is easier, cheaper, and it saves you a lot of trouble.

In this article, you'll find more info about this document.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I'm a Thai citizen, do I need a visa to enter New Zealand?

Yes, you need a visa if you want to travel to New Zealand. Unfortunately, iVisa doesn't offer the online version of this document, but we'll give you this option soon. By now, you can apply for a consular visa.

How long can I stay in New Zealand if I'm a Thai citizen?

If you're from Thailand, you can stay in New Zealand for no more than 90 days Per Entry

What are the requirements for a New Zealand ETA?

Believe it or not, when you [apply online for a New Zealand Visitor Visa](/new-zealand-eta?nationality=TH, the list of requirements is actually shorter. All you need to do is provide iVisa with some information and some documents. Here is what you need:

  • Valid passport – Thai citizens who want to apply online need to have a passport. Furthermore, you need to ensure that the passport is valid for at least another 3 months from your date of departure from New Zealand.

  • Digital photo – this photo must be as recent as possible and it also must follow the guidelines for a passport photo. For example, you must avoid gestures.

  • Means of payment – iVisa asks you to make the payment while you complete the steps of the application form. You can do that using a credit/debit card or a PayPal account.

  • E-mail address – iVisa sends you the visa via e-mail in PDF format. Do not forget to print a few physical copies.

  • Means of sustenance – As soon as you arrive in New Zealand, you need to prove that you can provide for yourself during your trip.

  • Return flight ticket – When you arrive at the airport, you may be asked to show a return flight ticket to your country of origin. If you don't have one, then you have to prove that you have the money to buy it.

As far as the proof of good behavior is concerned, you need to disclose any criminal history you may have. Special procedures may be applicable.

One final requirement is that you fill in an application form. However, the form made by iVisa is short and simple. You should not spend more than 20 minutes completing all three steps. Moreover, if you have any questions regarding the process or any difficulties in completing the steps, iVisa has an excellent support service that is free of charge and available 24/7.

How long is the New Zealand ETA valid for?

If you're a Thai citizen, your ETA expires 2 years after issued

What are the processing times and prices for the ETA?

With iVisa, you can choose one of the following options:

  • Standard processing – You will acquire your New Zealand ETA within 24 hours, as long as you decide to pay USD 57.00
  • Rush processing – your ETA will be sucessfully prepared in 4 hours, but the total price you have to pay is higher. It is USD 77.00
  • Super Rush processing – with this choice you have to wait 30 minutes for your application form. As you can guess, this is the most expensive option. The total price is USD 97.00.

All the service fees owed by iVisa are included in the options above. Don't forget that iVisa does not practice hidden charges or surcharges

How much time do I need to apply?

In less than 20 minutes you can easily finish your online form.

How can I apply for my New Zealand ETA?

You will enjoy this online form since it is quite easy. Furthermore, if you need some help completing it, iVisa has an excellent customer support. The service is available 24/7 and is free of charge.

There are three steps you need to follow with the online form:

  1. The first one is based on your personal information and processing time. You need to fill in some basic information like your name, address, and so on. As for processing time, it determines the cost of your New Zealand visa, so ensure that you take a look at the fees for each one.

  2. Step two is based on payment and review. The review is often underestimated, but you have to make sure that all the information you offer is 100% accurate and correct. Otherwise, your visa could be denied. Even a single small mistake can make you repeat the process.

  3. Lastly, during step three you have to upload some other documents, but this will depend on the case (you might need it or not). This part should not be difficult since you get a list of everything you need to provide. Once step three is complete, you can submit your application and then wait.

How many times can I enter New Zealand?

If you're a Thai citizen, you'll receive a Multiple Entry e-Visa.

How does the New Zealand ETA look like?

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Where can I read more information about the New Zealand ETA?

It's ok if you still have doubts about the New Zealand ETA in mind, that's why we give you two options to solve them. As a first choice, you can contact iVisa’s customer service center via online chat or phone 24/7.

And as a second choice, you can also read more about this document on this page, so don't lose the chance to get more information about this exotic country.

So, while you can get a New Zealand ETA in Bangkok by going to the embassy, you should probably know that Thai citizens will be eligible for an ETA in the future. Don't forget that you can also search for other countries that you could simply know by applying for an eVisa.

IMPORTANT: in iVisa, we currently do not offer the e-Visa to New Zealand if you're from Thailand, but we can help you with some useful information to travel there. Thai citizens do need a Consular Tourist Visa to travel to New Zealand.

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