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Content updated, November 2022.
Explore New Zealand with the Electronic Travel Authority! Apply with iVisa
Currently, travelers wishing to visit New Zealand must apply for the New Zealand ETA. Applying for the New Zealand ETA can be easy if you have the support of an expert, like the ones we have on iVisa.
We make sure that you get your travel document without any problems in the shortest possible time.
The Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) system allows travelers to obtain this document to visit New Zealand through an electronic application process. You can apply at the comfort of your home, computer, or tablet. Forget about visiting a New Zealand embassy or consulate!
Here, you'll find all the info about the New Zealand ETA and how to apply for it.
What is a New Zealand ETA?
The New Zealand Tourist ETA is an Electronic Travel Authorization that grants the right to enter New Zealand multiple times. That means that you can enter and leave this country many times during your permitted travel stay.
This document is a type of visa that needs to be obtained by visa waiver countries, which are the countries that are part of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), created by the United States government.
Citizens from waiver countries can visit the US without a visa and citizens from the US can visit any waiver county without a visa.
UK passport holders also need this travel document to visit New Zealand.
To get the NZeTA you don’t have to make an appointment or present the original documents at the Embassy or any New Zealand consulate.
This travel document helps border agents control travelers' entry into New Zealand.
Remember that you can apply for this electronic visa 100% online! iVisa does all the hard work for you!
Once approved, you will receive your New Zealand ETA via email. You can present this document digitally or printed at New Zealand's border. However, iVisa recommends downloading all your travel documents to your cell phone.
[Start your application here!] (/apply-online/new-zealand)
Which nationalities are eligible for the New Zealand electronic travel authority?
This authorization allows citizens to enter New Zealand and travel for tourism. If you are a resident of one of the following countries, we can help you start the process.
The eligible countries for this document are:
|Portugal||Qatar||Republic of South Korea||Romania||San Marino|
|Spain||Sweden||Switzerland||Taiwan||United Arab Emirates|
|United Kingdom||United States||Uruguay||Vatican City|
Did you find your country on this list? Then, start your application process for your visa waiver here!
If you’re not from an eligible country don’t worry! You can visit New Zealand by applying for any of its different visas.
How long is the New Zealand Tourist ETA valid?
According to the New Zealand government, the Electronic Travel Authority is a multiple entry visa and is valid for 2 years after being issued. The expiration date will be specified on the ETA once it is issued. However, you can only arrive in New Zealand after the start date indicated on your visa and stay for a maximum of 90 days per entry. UK citizens can stay up to 6 months with their New Zealand ETA.
What do I need to apply online for the New Zealand ETA?
iVisa’s online application process for the New Zealand ETA is straightforward and simple. We do most of the work for you, and you only have to submit the correct information and documents to start the process.
Here are the documents and requirements you will need to apply:
Valid Passport - The passport's expiration date must be at least three months after the intended departure date from New Zealand. You must also have at least one blank page available for stamps.
A recent digital passport-sized photo. If you don’t have one, iVisa can help you with that here.
Travel Dates - You must add the dates of your arrival and departure.
A valid email address - When you apply for the New Zealand ETA, you will receive a confirmation with a reference number via email. You can print it or save it to your device.
Means of Payment - iVisa is flexible in this regard. You can use a credit/debit card or your PayPal.
After completing the form, you will receive an email confirmation with the New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority document. If you do not find it in your inbox, it may be in your SPAM folder. You only need to print or show one copy at the airport.
We advise you to get these extra documents:
Documents to prove that you can support yourself during your trip.
Proof that you have a return ticket to your country.
**Proof that you have good health and a good character.
What can I do and not do with the New Zealand ETA?
This visa is perfect to do tourist activities like going to New Zealand's many attractions, visiting friends or family, and doing purely recreational and entertainment activities.
New Zealand ETA doesn’t allow you to buy property, receive medical treatment, run a business, invest in New Zealand, or work.
Do I need the New Zealand ETA if I am transiting through the Auckland International airport?
Yes! You will need to show your passport on arrival and your NZeTA at the Auckland international airport or any international airport.
This applies whether you are planning to stay for a few hours or several weeks, even if you are just passing through the airport for a connecting flight.
How to get the New Zealand ETA online?
Just follow these steps from any electronic device to apply for your New Zealand ETA with iVisa. It will take less than 10 minutes!
Forget about filling out long and complicated forms or visiting the embassy. iVisa offers you simplified application forms that are 50% shorter than the average government ones. You can complete them at your peace and if you haven’t finished, you can save them for later!
The steps are as follows:
- Step 1 - First, fill in your general data on the iVisa online form. You also have to select the processing time you want to pay. All of this is completed online.
- Step 2 - Then, review the information you provided on your application form carefully and make the payment.
- Step 3 - The last step is to upload the additional documents and submit the application form.
Make sure you follow the steps carefully. If you make an error and click "OK" to finish, you will not be able to request a new form until the current process is complete.
What's the cost of the New Zealand ETA?
iVisa has three different alternatives for you to choose your New Zealand ETA, depending on your travel needs and we include the government fee so you can pay all at once:
- Standard Processing Time: 3 days - USD $98.99.
- Rush Processing Time: 24 hours - USD $150.99.
- Super Rush Processing Time: 6 hours - USD $213.99.
Remember that paying for iVisa services means forgetting about time-consuming and stressful visa applications. We are here to make all the hard work for you!
We don’t only apply fast and easily for you, but we also make sure your application process is 100% government-compliant.
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Do children also need to apply for the New Zealand Visa?
Yes. If you are traveling with children, you must complete the visa application form for them. Please include a duly notarized and signed authorization letter if your child is not traveling with you.
When should I apply for my New Zealand ETA?
If you are planning an international trip, you should apply for the necessary New Zealand ETA in advance. At iVisa, we have different processing times depending on your travel needs and budget.
iVisa professional team of experts will guide you through the ETA application process and ensure that your application is processed and completed on time to have no problem traveling.
We make sure that your application fits perfectly government standards and that is error-free!
Does the ETA ensure that I will get into New Zealand?
No. A New Zealand Tourist ETA does not guarantee entry into New Zealand. The Customs Officer at the port of entry has the right to refuse your entry if they feel that you cannot fulfill the immigration requirements or that your presence in New Zealand would be contrary to national interests or security.
New Zealand entry requirements COVID-19
Do I need a COVID-19 Vaccine to enter New Zealand?
No, you don't. COVID-19 vaccination certificates are not mandatory to visit New Zealand. As information can change rapidly, we advise you to check for the latest updates before traveling.
Do I need a negative COVID-19 PCR Test?
There are no pre-departure testing requirements, however, the travelers are encouraged to take 2 rapid antigen tests on arrival .
Do I need to quarantine in a COVID-19-free government health facility upon arrival?
There are no quarantine requirements in New Zealand.
Where can I learn more?
Required Documents to Apply
A passport that is valid for at least three months after your arrival in New Zealand.
The New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority is a multiple-entry visa.
Since October of 2019, the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) became mandatory to visit New Zealand, including for the 60 nationalities that had a visa waiver.
You can do tourist and recreational activities with this visa.
You can not work, run a business, invest, buy a property or receive medical treatment in New Zealand with this visa.
You can also transit through New Zealand with this travel document.
This visa has a valid time of 2 years.
NZeTA holders are allowed a maximum stay of 90 days Per Entry.
If you are traveling with children, you need to apply for them.
Having a New Zealand Tourist eTA does not provide a guaranteed entry into the country.
An immigration officer can refuse entry to any person if he/she considers that the person is unable to fulfill the immigration requirements or if their presence in New Zealand would be dangerous for national interests or security.
There are no COVID-19 requirements or restrictions in New Zealand.
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