New Zealand eTA
Electronic Travel Authorization to enter NZ
From October 1st 2019, foreign visitors as well as passengers in transit must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (NZeTA) before entering New Zealand.
What is the NZeTA?
The NZeTA is a new border security measure that the New Zealand Government will apply as of October 1st 2019. Some travelers who do not require a visa to travel to New Zealand will now have to obtain a NZeTA before traveling to the country.
The NZeTA is not a visa and does not guarantee entry to New Zealand. Upon arriving in the country, travelers must comply
with all entry requirements, for example, owning a ticket for a subsequent trip, etc.
The eTA seeks to reduce the time spent on migration controls and also aims to strengthen border security.
While the IVL seeks that travelers contribute directly to the tourism infrastructure they use, as well as help, protect and enhance the natural environment they will enjoy during their stay in New Zealand.
NOTE: To enter New Zealand, a passport must be valid for at least three months from the scheduled departure date. Applicants need a valid passport in one of the 60 eligible countries to apply for eTA New Zealand.
Who needs to apply for a NZeTA?
- Travelers who are in transit or visiting New Zealand and hold passports from countries currently exempt from visa requirements.
- Travelers who have permanent residence in Australia.
Who does not need to apply for an eTA?
- Travelers who are in the process of obtaining a visa for New Zealand.
- Travelers who have a valid visa.
- Travelers who have permanent residence or New Zealand citizenship.
- Australian citizens travelling with an Australian passport.
The procedure to obtain your NZ eTA
The eTA must be processed before traveling to New Zealand and it is recommended to do so in advance.
The response of approval or denial of the Electronic Travel Authorization takes a maximum of 72 hours.
It is very important to have an eTA, because without it the airline or cruise ship in which you will travel to New Zealand, will not let you board.
The eTA and the IVL will be valid for two years.
Steps to follow
The procedure can be done from July 1, 2019, and can be done through this website.
According to New Zealand Immigration, it takes between 5 and 10 minutes to complete the application.
The application will be requested:
- Valid passport
- Biographical details (photograph)
- Contact information
- Information that will allow the Immigration office to determine if travellers are eligible to enter New Zealand without a visa.
- Purpose of the trip.
Travel to New Zealand with an eTA Visa Waiver
The visit to New Zealand is epic and its popularity as a tourist destination continues to grow. The landscape is truly breathtaking and has been used for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as the landscapes are very varied. Travelling to New Zealand can be relaxing or adventurous. It is a privileged place for surfing and skiing.
Travelling with an eTA to New Zealand is easy. The process saves you having to go to a consulate or embassy to get a visa. All candidates must simply meet the basic requirements of this tourist visa and complete the application online.
Visitors to New Zealand can submit a copy of their eTA NZ to border authorities for access. This electronic travel authorization improves border security by screening visitors before they arrive and identifying anyone who poses a security risk.
Which countries will require a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authorization?
A number of nationalities can currently travel to New Zealand for up to 90 days without a visa. British citizens can travel for up to six months and Australians have resident status upon arrival.
Once eTA is launched in New Zealand, passport holders from all 60 visa exempt countries must apply for it before travelling in the country, even if they only cross New Zealand to their final destination, and is valid for a total of 2 years.
All citizens of the following 60 countries need an eTA to enter New Zealand:
– All European Union citizens:
– Other Countries:
|Qatar||San Marino||Saudi Arabia||Seychelles||Singapore|
|South Korea||Switzerland||Taiwan||United Arab Emirates||United States|
To obtain a NZeTA for New Zealand, the applicant must present a valid passport and additional documents issued by the Government.