New Zealand eTA Eligibility
- United Kingdom citizens can apply for an NZeTA
- United Kingdom was a launch member of the NZ eTA program
- United Kingdom citizens enjoy fast entry using the NZ eTA program
Other New Zealand eTA Requirements
- A United Kingdom-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 United Kingdom?
A New Zealand eTA for United Kingdom citizens is required for visits up to 90 days.
United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom, under the visa waiver program that commenced in the years 2019. Since July 2019, United Kingdom citizens require an eTA for New Zealand.
A New Zealand Visa from United Kingdom is not optional, but a mandatory requirement for all United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom?
The eTA New Zealand Visa for United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom citizens pay the New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) fees, their eTA application processing commences. NZ eTA is delivered to United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom citizens.
New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) requirements for United Kingdom citizens
To enter New Zealand, United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom citizens covers eTA fee and IVL (International Visitor Levy) fee. United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom citizen stay on New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA)?
United Kingdom citizen's departure date must be within 6 months of arrival. Additionally, United Kingdom citizen can visit only for 6 months in a 12 month period on an NZ eTA.
How long can a United Kingdom citizen stay in New Zealand on a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA)?
United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom
Upon receiving the New Zealand Visa for United Kingdom citizens, travelers will be able to either present an electronic or paper copy to present to New Zealand border and immigration.
Can United Kingdom citizens enter multiple times on New Zealand Electronic Travel Authorization (NZeTA)?
New Zealand Visa for United Kingdom citizens is valid for multiple entries during the period of its validity. United Kingdom citizens can enter multiple times during the two year validity of the NZ eTA.
Which activies are not allowed for United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom Citizens
- Go kayaking underground in Waitomo
- Remarkable zip-lining in the Remarkables, Queenstown
- Walk the Coast Track in Abel Tasman National Park
- Go On a Scenic Helicopter flight Over Milford Sound
- Wander the ancient Waipoua Kauri Forest
- Admire the coast from Castlepoint lighthouse
- Learn about Maori culture in Rotorua
- Get your Heard Pumpint with AJ Hackett, Queenstown
- Get acquainted with the Whanganui River
- Taste a tipple in Hawke’s Bay
- Drive Out to Moke Lake, Queenstown
United Kingdom High Comission in Wellington
Please apply for a New Zealand eTA 72 hours in advance of your flight.