New Zealand ETA

By Julia

April 7, 2023

New Zealand e-Visa Sample

What is a New Zealand e-Visa

A New Zealand eTA was launched in March 2019 for eligible foreign citizens. It allows travelers to visit the country for tourism, business, and transit purposes.

NZeTA is a multiple-entry visa that permits one to enter the country numerous times during the validity period of 2 years. The New Zealand ETA for airline and cruise crew members stays valid for 5 years from issue. Each time, visitors can stay in New Zealand for up to 3 months.

The application process for Bew Zealand e-Visa consists of several steps: complete the form, upload documents, and pay the fees. The approval will be delivered to your email address as a PDF document.

Make a paper copy of your New Zealand e-Visa and bring it with your valid passport to the border control.

New Zealand visa types

An electronic travel authority to New Zealand is available in one type only. It is a multiple-entry visa for numerous 3-month visits that stays effective for 2 years from its issue.

NZeTA allows its holders to travel to New Zealand for such purposes:

  • tourism – sightseeing, recreating, visiting friends and relatives;
  • business – business meetings and negotiating;
  • transit – passing through New Zealand to onward destination.

NZeTA application form

You can apply for an eTA to New Zealand within a few minutes:

  1. Complete an online application form on the website by providing your personal and travel details.
  2. Attach the required documentation.
  3. Cover the fees using one of the online payment methods available on our website.
  4. Wait for the result.
  5. Check your inbox and print out your approved eTA.
  6. Bring your e-Visa hard copy and your valid passport to the entry port.

Permitted stay in New Zealand

A New Zealand eTA allows foreign travelers to have an unlimited amount of entries in a span of 2 years of the visa validity period. The NZeTA becomes effective from the date of its issue.

Each time, a visitor can stay in the country for up to 90 days (3 months). To enter New Zealand again after a 90-day stay, you should leave if for a minimum of 3 days; then you can return, provided your eTA is still valid.

It is not possible to extend your New Zealand eTA. In order to come to the country again, you need to apply for a new permit.

New Zealand e-Visa requirements

The NZeTA application requires two digital documents to be attached:

  • your face photo (can be taken by smartphone/PC camera but should be of good quality)
  • your valid passport – it mustn’t expire within at least 3 months from the planned arrival date.

As the application process takes place entirely online, you will need a working device with a stable internet connection, an active email address, and the means to pay online (debit/credit card or PayPal).

List of eligible countries

NZeTa can be obtained by citizens of the visa waiver countries. Check the list below:

  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia (citizens only)
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea (South)
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia (citizens only)
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom*
  • USA – including US Nationals
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican

*UK nationals have even longer stay in the country – for up to 180 days per visit.

New Zealand visa approval

The approved New Zealand eTA will arrive via email as a PDF document. The certificate will contain your basic details: your name and surname, birth date, gender, nationality, and passport number.

Also, it provides useful information on visa usage: when it was issued, the date before you must enter the country, the allowed number of entries, permitted stay per each time, the last day when you can travel to New Zealand, and eTA expiration conditions.

Thoroughly examine your approval document. This way, you ensure to successfully enter the country without issues and won’t face other problems like fines or deportation.

See the New Zealand e-Visa sample to know what the document looks like:

New Zealand ETA Sample

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