New Zealand eTA Visa Online Application

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An electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) is a new entry requirement that provides authorisation to travel to and enter New Zealand for short-term stays, tourism or business visitor activities. All non-citizens require a Visa or electronic Travel Authorization to enter New Zealand.

What is New Zealand eTA Visa

The New Zealand eTA (NZeTA) (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authorisation) is an electronic travel authorisation which was launched by the Immigration Agency, Government of New Zealand after July 2019.

It is obligatory for citizens of all 60 visa waiver countries to obtain New Zealand eTA Visa (NZeTA), and all cruise travelers, by October 2019. All airline and cruise line crew will also need to hold a Crew New Zealand eTA (NZeTA) before travelling to New Zealand (NZ).

The New Zealand eTA (NZeTA) visa is valid for a period of 2 years and can be used for multiple visits. Applicants can apply for NZ eTA from their mobile, tablet, PC or computer and receive it in their email inbox by using this New Zealand eTA application form.

It is quick process which requires you filling an eTA application form online, this can as little as five (5) minutes to complete. This is a completely online process. The payment for NZeTA can be made by Debit / Credit card or PayPal. New Zealand eTA (NZeTA)visa is issued within 48-72 hours after the application form has been successfully completed and fee paid by the applicant online.

Who needs an eTA Visa for New Zealand?

Before October 1st 2019 there used to be a number of nationalities who could travel to New Zealand without obtaining a visa for up to 90 days. Citizens from the UK can enter for up to 6 months and Australians hold residency status on arrival.

However from October 1st, 2019 onwards, passport holders from all 60 visa waiver countries are required to apply for a New Zealand eTA Visa before travelling to the country, even if just transiting through New Zealand on the way to a final destination. The eTA New Zealand is valid for a total of 2 years.

All citizens of the following 60 countries will now need an eTA to visit New Zealand:

All Europen Union citizens

Other countries

Every Nationality can apply for New Zealand eTA Visa Online if coming by Cruise Ship

Citizen of any nationality can apply for an NZeTA if arriving New Zealand by a cruise ship. However, if traveller is arriving by air, then the traveller must be from a Visa Waiver or Visa Free country, then only will NZeTA (New Zealand eTA) be valid for the passenger arriving into the country.

Information required for online NZeTA

New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) applicants will need to provide the following information at the time of filling out online eTA application form:

New Zealand eTA (NZeTA) Online Visa Specifications Specifications

Australian citizens are exempt from applying for the eTA NZ. Australian permanent residents of other nationalities —regardless of whether they carry a passport from an eligible country or not— need to apply for an eTA but are not required to pay the associated tourist levy.

Other exemptions from the New Zealand eTA Visa Waiver include:

  • Crew and passengers of a non-cruise vessel
  • Crew on a foreign ship carrying cargo
  • Guests of the New Zealand Government
  • Foreign citizens travelling under The Antarctic Treaty
  • Members of a visiting force and associated crew members.

Before you Apply for New Zealand Electronic Travel Authorization (NZeTA)

Travelers who intend to apply online for New Zealand Electronic Travel Authorization (NZeTA) must fulfil the following conditions:

A Valid passport for travel

The applicant’s passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the departure date, that the date when you leave New Zealand.

There should also be a blank page on the passport so that the Customs Officer can stamp your passport.

A valid Email ID

The applicant will receive New Zealand Electronic Travel Authorization (NZeTA) by email, therefore a valid Email ID is required to receive eTA NZ. The form can be complete by the visitors intending to arrive by clicking here New Zealand eTA application form.

Purpose of visit should be legitimate

The applicant, at the time of filing application for NZeTA or at the border may be asked to provide purpose of their visit, they must apply for the right type of visa, for a business visit or medical visit, a separate visa should be applied.

Place of stay in New Zealand

The applicant will need to provide their location in New Zealand. (such as Hotel Address, Relative/Friends Address)

Method of Payment

Since the NZ eTA application form is only available online, without a paper equivalent, a valid credit/debit card or a Paypal account is required to complete the online NZ eTA application form.

Documents that the NZeTA applicant may be asked at the New Zealand border

Means of supporting themselves

The applicant may be asked to provide evidence that they can financially support and sustain themselves during their stay in New Zealand. Either a bank statement of credit card may be required for an eTA NZ applicant.

Onward/return flight or cruise ship ticket

The applicant may be required to show that they intend to leave New Zealand after the purpose of trip for which NZ eTA was applied is over. An appropriate New Zealand Visa is required for a longer stay in New Zealand.

If the applicant does not have an onward ticket, they may provide the proof of funds and ability to buy a ticket in the future.

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