New Zealand eTA is an Electronic Travel Authority introduced in 2019 to facilitate the process of obtaining short-term travel authorization for travelers from certain countries.
The NZeTA is issued as a multiple-entry visa and enables traveling to New Zealand for tourism, business, and transit-related purposes. Every single stay in the country can be as long as 3 months, while the validity of the document is 2 years.
Nationals of eligible countries can complete a 3-step intuitive application process within minutes. The process consists of filling out an online form, covering the processing fee, and receiving the approved NZeTA via email. The processing time shouldn’t take more than 3 business days.
An applicant simply needs to have a passport with at least 3-month validity starting from the intended exit date from New Zealand. It will also be necessary to have access to any Internet-connected electronic device, valid means of online payment, and an active email address.
It’s essential to submit the NZeTA online application at least 72 business hours prior to the planned journey to receive the visa approved on time.
Citizens of around 60 different countries and territories worldwide must obtain an NZeTA to enter New Zealand. Go to the ‘List of eligible countries’ and check whether you can apply for NZeTA.
Please note that the New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority is mandatory for persons arriving in New Zealand by sea or air. It also applies to transit passengers unless they are visa-exempt.
Important: Should your nationality is not included on the above list, it means you are not eligible for the NZeTA. You will need to contact the nearest New Zealand embassy and apply for a relevant visa in a traditional way.
The New Zealand government introduced only one type of eTA, which is issued as:
Important! All citizens of the UK may stay in New Zealand for up to 6 months every time.
Prepare your passport and working electronic device, check the Internet connection and sit back in your chair. You’re only three steps away from getting your New Zealand eTA. These steps go as follows:
Please remember that the standard processing time may take up to 3 business days. However, the average time is only 23 hours. Make sure to refresh your email inbox!
You will need to meet basic requirements, i.e., having a valid passport. What’s important, the passport cannot expire for at least 3 months from the intended date of leaving New Zealand.
Tip: You should renew it if its validity is shorter and only then start your NZeTA application.
One more requirement that must be met to apply for the New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority is uploading the applicant’s digital face photo. You don’t need to worry about the size of your pictures.
Our consultants will adjust the size of the received files – you can take a photo of your passport and your face simply using a webcam or telephone.
The New Zealand eTA remains valid for 2 years from the date of issue. Functioning as a multiple-entry visa, it can be used for numerous entries to the country. Every single stay cannot exceed 3 months.
Moreover, cruise or airline crew members are granted NZeTA, which stays effective for 5 years from the issuance date.
Passengers planning transit through New Zealand must also hold a New Zealand visa. Check your eligibility and obtain the NZeTA to stay in New Zealand before reaching your final destination.
Please note that you can only transit through Auckland International Airport and stay in the airport transit area.
Indicate the travel purpose (tourism, business, transit) and go through three simple application steps. Once approved, your eTA will be delivered to you via email.
To avoid any issues upon entering New Zealand, you should print your eTA out. The border officials will verify your documents before you will be allowed to enter New Zealand's territory.
Should your eTA could not be approved, please contact our support team immediately. Our consultants will revise your application so that your application could be processed as soon as possible.
eTA holder is allowed to enter New Zealand numerous times within a 2-year validity period. Every stay in the country can last maximally 3 months, except for UK nationals who are allowed to 6-month stay each time.
New Zealand eTA remains valid for 2 years from the date of issue. Moreover, sea or crew members are granted an eTA that remains valid for 5 years.
eTA is necessary for all eligible travelers regardless of their age. It means that minor travelers also need to obtain a New Zealand eTA. The online application should be completed by their parents or legal guardians.
Every eTA application requires a traveler to cover the fee of 69 Euro. The fee is charged for the professional assistance of our e-Visa experts, who will handle all the formalities for you. You can cover the fee by choosing one of the many available methods of online payment, such as PayPal, credit card, etc.
The only document that you need to apply for the New Zealand visa is your passport. When filling out the online form, you will need to upload your passport photo and a photograph of your face. Make sure that you have a working electronic device and a stable Internet connection. Also, you will need to have access to valid means of online payment and an active email address.
The maximum time needed to process your New Zealand online visa application is 3 business days. Nevertheless, it happens that our applicants can enjoy earlier NZeTA approval - on average, it takes only 23 hours.
To get your eTA to New Zealand, you will only need to have a passport. What's most important is its validity period - make sure that it won't expire for at least 3 months from the date you plan to exit New Zealand.
Applying for the NZeTA requires providing standard personal data such as name, surname, date of birth, and nationality. Moreover, you will be asked to enter some passport data, travel details, and contact information.