How long does it take to get a visa to New Zealand?

New Zealand ETA visa is new legislation introduced by the New Zealand government in 2019. To obtain a New Zealand ETA you do not need to make an appointment at the New Zealand embassy. ETA or an Electronic Travel Authorization can be obtained online and allows you to avoid queuing at the embassies. ETA is not a regular visa and does not guarantee that you will enter the country, however, it authorizes you to travel to New Zealand legally for touristic or transit purposes. ETA can be obtained online within a day or two.

How long does it take to get a NZeTA?

New Zealand ETA is a not regular visa, and to apply for an ETA you do not need to visit the embassy, you can apply online without leaving your home. To apply for an ETA, all you will need is an internet connection, a valid passport, a credit card, and an email address.

The New Zealand ETA application process is very simple and quick. You need to fill out a short online application form. In the application form, you must provide your personal information strictly as it appears on your passport, once issued ETA cannot be modified. However, if you made a mistake you can apply again.

Once you have filled your online ETA application form, make sure to verify the information you have provided. After the application has been submitted and the fees have been paid you should get your ETA shortly, you should receive your ETA reference number within the first 24-48 hours or faster. You will receive your ETA confirmation to the email address provided in the application. If you have not received your ETA confirmation on time, please contact us for further assistance.

You can get your NZeTA NOW

In case you are planning to visit or transit New Zealand in the near future you must bear in mind that if you are not from the visa-exempt country, you need to hold a valid New Zealand visa that covers your travel period. You need a valid visa for both if you wish to enter New Zealand by sea or by air. To visit New Zealand for touristic or transit purposes you do not need to apply for a regular visa at the embassy. You can simply apply for your New Zealand Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) online now.

It is advised to apply for your New Zealand ETA at least 48 hours prior to your intended date of entry. However, if you are at the airport and your flight leaves in a few hours and you forgot to get your New Zealand ETA in advance, do not panic. You can apply online now. New Zealand ETA application form online is quite short and it will take you around 10 minutes to submit your application. Normally ETA applications are being approved within hours, however, some might take up to 2 days, it is strongly advised to apply in advance.

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