New Zealand eTA Eligibility
- South Korean citizens can apply for an NZeTA
- South Korea was a launch member of the NZ eTA program
- South Korean citizens enjoy fast entry using the NZ eTA program
Other New Zealand eTA Requirements
- A South Korea-issued Passport that is valid for another 3 months after departure from New Zealand
- NZ eTA is valid for arrival by air and cruise ship
- NZ eTA is for short tourist, business, transit visits
- You must be over 18 to apply for an NZ eTA otherwise require a parent/guardian
What are requirements of New Zealand Visa from South Korea?
A New Zealand eTA for South Korean citizens is required for visits up to 90 days.
South Korean passport holders can enter New Zealand on New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) for a period of 90 days without obtaining a traditional or regular Visa for New Zealand from South Korea, under the visa waiver program that commenced in the years 2019. Since July 2019, South Korean citizens require an eTA for New Zealand.
A New Zealand Visa from South Korea is not optional, but a mandatory requirement for all South Korean citizens traveling to the country for short stays. Before travelling to New Zealand, a traveller needs to ensure that the validity of the passport is at least three months past the expected departure date.
Only Australian Citizen are exempt, even Australian permanent residents are required to obtain an New Zealand Electronic Travel Authorisation (NZeTA).
How can I apply for eTA New Zealand Visa from South Korea?
The eTA New Zealand Visa for South Korean citizens comprises an online application form that can be completed in less than five (5) minutes. You are also required to upload a recent face-photograph. It is necessary for applicants to enter personal details, their contact details, like email and address, and information on their passport page. Applicant must be in good health and should not have a criminal history. You can get more information at New Zealand eTA Application Form Guide.
After South Korean citizens pay the New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) fees, their eTA application processing commences. NZ eTA is delivered to South Korean citizens via email. In very rare circumstance if any additional documentation is required, the the applicant will be contact prior to approval of New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) for South Korean citizens.
New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) requirements for South Korean citizens
To enter New Zealand, South Korean citizens will require a valid Travel Document or Passport in order to apply for New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA). Ensure that your Passport is valid for at least 3 months past the date of departure from New Zealand.
Applicants will also require a valid Credit or Debit card to pay the New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA). The fee for New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) for South Korean citizens covers eTA fee and IVL (International Visitor Levy) fee. South Korean citizens are also required to provide a valid email address, to receive the NZeTA in their inbox. It will be your responsibility to carefully double-check all the data entered so there are no issues with the New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA), otherwise you may have to apply for another NZ eTA. Last requirement is to have a recently taken clear face-photograph in passport-style. You are required to upload the face-photograph as part of New Zealand eTA application process. If you are unable to upload for some reason, you can email helpdesk your photo.
How long can South Korean citizen stay on New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA)?
South Korean citizen's departure date must be within 3 months of arrival. Additionally, South Korean citizen can visit only for 6 months in a 12 month period on an NZ eTA.
How long can a South Korean citizen stay in New Zealand on a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA)?
South Korean passport holders are required to obtain a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) even for a short duration of 1 day up to 90 days. If the South Korean citizens intend to stay for a longer duration, then they should apply for a relevant Visa depending on their circumstances.
Travel to New Zealand from South Korea
Upon receiving the New Zealand Visa for South Korean citizens, travelers will be able to either present an electronic or paper copy to present to New Zealand border and immigration.
Can South Korean citizens enter multiple times on New Zealand Electronic Travel Authorization (NZeTA)?
New Zealand Visa for South Korean citizens is valid for multiple entries during the period of its validity. South Korean citizens can enter multiple times during the two year validity of the NZ eTA.
Which activies are not allowed for South Korean citizens on New Zealand eTA?
New Zealand eTA is a lot easier to apply compared to New Zealand Visitor Visa. The process can be completed entirely online in a matter of few minutes. New Zealand eTA can be used for visits of up to 90 days for tourism, transit and business trips.
Some of the activites not covered by New Zealand are listed below, in which case you should instead apply for New Zealand Visa.
- Visiting New Zealand for Medical treatment
- Work - you intent to join New Zealand labour market
- Residence - you want to become a New Zealand resident
- Long-term stays of more than 3 months.
11 Things To Do and Places of Interest for South Korean Citizens
- Climb the Sky Tower for astounding Auckland views
- Hit the rails on the TranzAlpine
- Hit the Christchurch markets
- Embark on an Auckland bar crawl
- Meet the marine life at Kaikoura
- Martinborough Winery Private Tour
- Relax in Christchurch’s Botanic Gardens
- Swim With the Dolphins, Christchurch
- Get deep underground in Nelson
- Take a boat tour of Milford Sound
- Walk the Coast Track in Abel Tasman National Park
Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Auckland
Please apply for a New Zealand eTA 72 hours in advance of your flight.