eTA New Zealand Application
New Zealand eTA Basic Information
New Zealand eTA is an Electronic Travel Authority system that was implemented in July 2019. It allows eligible travelers to get an eVisa to New Zealand entirely online within a few days of the planned trip.
The New Zealand eTA is a multiple-entry eVisa that allows all eligible travelers to visit New Zealand for tourism, business, and transit-related purposes. Each stay with NZeTA can be as long as three months while the issued travel authorization stays valid for 2 years.
The Electronic Travel Authorization to New Zealand for airline and cruise crew members stays effective for 5 years from issuing.
Citizens from eligible countries can apply following a quick 3-step NZeTA application process online that consists of filling the form, covering the issuing fee, and waiting for approval.
Approved electronic visa to New Zealand is then delivered to each applicant via email in PDF form.
Travelers can now apply online for NZeTA following a simple 3-step process with our support team's complete assistance using any working device and visit New Zealand for up to 3 months!
New Zealand eTA types
The New Zealand government offers one eTA type for tourists:
- a multiple-entry permit for stays of up to three months at a time.
Electronic Travel Authority stays valid for 2 years from the online visa issue date.
Please note! All UK citizens can stay in New Zealand for up to 6 months at a time.
NZeTA application form
All applicants can use their phone, laptop, PC, or even a tablet to submit the online visa form. Prepare your valid passport and start the application process by choosing your travel purpose using the panel on the left.
Click the 'Apply online' button and provide the following required data:
- name and surname
- travel details
- birth date
- email address
- passport details
Cover the 99 EUR eVisa fee using your credit/debit card, PayPal account, PayU, or any other method of online payment choosing from several available.
Next, check if you have received the confirmation number and wait for your approved eTA to New Zealand to arrive at your email address in PDF form.
The applications are processed in a few days; however, theaverage time of approval is just 23 hours!
The New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority stays effective for 2 years from the online visa issue date.
Please note! Every traveler must have a passport that will not expire for at least 3 months from the planned date of leaving New Zealand.
Transiting through New Zealand requires having an NZeTA as well. Check if your country is listed as eligible and apply for your elecronic visa online to reach any final destination going through the island.
Make sure to have a valid passport and submit the online application at least 3 business days in advance of your trip.
Requirements on arrival
Every traveler visiting New Zealand must have two required documents upon their arrival:
- a passport valid for at least 3 months from the planned departure from New Zealand
- a printed New Zealand eTA copy
List of eligible countries
The following countries can make an online application and receive an eTA for New Zealand at their email address:
- Czech Republic
- Estonia (citizens only)
- Hong Kong SAR
- Korea (South)
- Latvia (citizens only)
- San Marino
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- USA – including US Nationals
Please note! UK citizens can stay in New Zealand for up to 6 months (180 days) at a time.
New Zealand eTA Sample
Most applications are approved within 23 hours! Please find theNew Zealand eTA sample below to get further information on this entry permit while waiting for yours to be processed.
New Zealand eTA requirements are elementary, as the only document applicants need is a valid passport. You will be asked to upload the bio-data passport page digital copy.
Make sure that your travel document has at least 3 months validity, starting from the planned date of leaving New Zealand, and apply for your visa online.
Additionally, please attach the applicant's digital face photo.
It can be taken using your phone or a PC camera, since our visa experts' team adjusts the size of the received files
- eTA New Zealand is not a working permit
- applications must be made at least 3 business days in advance of traveling
- every applicant must have a passport with a minimum validity of 3 months from the date of leaving New Zealand
- eTA for New Zealand serves for purposes of tourism, business, and transit
- the electronic visa for New Zealand stays valid for 2 years
- each stay can be as long as 3 months
- the applicant's digital face photo can be taken using a phone or a PC camera
- our support team is available to all applicants via email and phone
Benefits of Evisa Express
- Easy application process
- Qualified team of experts
- Guarantee of service
FAQ about the New Zealand eTA
- What is the New Zealand eTA?
NZeTA or New Zealand eTA is a multiple-entry permit that can be obtained online. This electronic visa serves the purposes of tourism, business, and transit. Approved eVisa arrives at the applicant's email address in PDF form.
- What is the difference between an eTA New Zealand and a regular visa for New Zealand?
The New Zealand eTA or eVisa is usually approved within 23 hours, and the approved entry permit arrives directly at your email address. Submit an online application without leaving your home! Regular New Zealand visa requires visits to the Embassy or a Consulate. Save yourself time, energy, and money applying for an electronic visa instead!
- Do I need a visa or eTA for New Zealand?
Citizens from every country listed as eligible for the New Zealand eTA must make an online application at least 3 business days in advance of traveling. Check if your country is on the list to see if you need to apply for an electronic visitor visa.
- Do children need an eTA for New Zealand?
Children also need an eTA to travel to New Zealand. The application form should be submitted by the underage traveler's parents/guardians. Luckily, it can be done entirely online on any working device with an internet connection!
- Can I enter New Zealand without an eVisa?
Citizens from New Zealand and Australia do not need an eTA entry permit to travel to New Zealand. If you come from any other country, you will need to apply for an electronic visa before your visit.
- What documents do I need for the New Zealand eTA?
The only document travelers must prepare before applying online is a passport with a minimum validity of 3 months extending beyond the departure from New Zealand. Applicants should attach a digital copy of a valid passport as well as a digital face photo of themselves that can be taken using a phone or a PC camera.
- How high are the New Zealand eTA costs?
New Zealand eTA costs only 99 Euro for an entry permit that will stay valid for 2 years from the issue date. What is more, all eVisa holders can visit the island country numerous times for up to 3 months each time (maximally two 3-month stays within 12 months).
- How do I pay my New Zealand eTA fee?
Once you have filled the application form with the necessary data, submit it, and choose which online payment method you want to use. Cover the 99 Euro online visa fee using your credit or debit card, PayPal account, or any other method choosing from several available.
- How to apply for an eTA New Zealand?
Choose the purpose of your travel (tourism or business) and finish the application process following 3 simple steps. Provide your data in an online form, make the payment, and get your eVisa delivered to your inbox.
- How long does it take to get an eVisa for New Zealand?
The electronic visa for New Zealand processing time can take a few days. However, most applications are approved in just 23 hours from submitting the form! Apply in advance to get your entry permit on time.
- How will I receive the New Zealand eTA?
Approved eTA will be sent directly to the applicant's email address as a PDF document. Make sure to provide an active email address in your application form to receive the entry permit without any issues.
- Do I need to print the New Zealand eTA?
It's best to print out the received New Zealand eTA prior to your visit. The customs officials will check if each person has a valid eVisa and a passport that will not expire for at least 3 months from leaving the country.
- Is New Zealand eTA stamped on the passport?
The New Zealand eTA is not stamped as it links electronically to your travel document. Thus, you do not need to have free pages in your passport.
- How long can I stay in New Zealand with an eTA?
eTA holders can travel to New Zealand for up to 3 months at a time. Moreover, all UK citizens can stay in the island country for even 6 months. Make sure that your passport will remain valid for the whole duration of your trip.
- How long is an eTA for New Zealand good for?
The New Zealand eTA stays effective for 2 years and can be used for numerous visits to the country. Complete the application process within a few minutes from home and use the electronic visa for multiple 3-month stays in New Zealand.
- Can I extend my stay in New Zealand with an eTA?
Travelers must submit a new online visa application for the New Zealand eTA after the 2-year validity period has expired. Apply once you reach your home country and receive a new entry permit.
- Can I get an online visa on arrival in New Zealand?
eTA for New Zealand must be obtained in advance of your travel. Apply at least 3 business days before your planned arrival and receive your eVisa on time.
- What can I do if my New Zealand eTA is denied?
Should your eTA application not get approved, do not hesitate to contact our support team either via email or phone. Click the 'Contact' button located at the top of the page to reach further details. Check if every piece of information provided in the application form was correct, and if your passport had the appropriate validity.
- Where can I read more about the New Zealand eTA?
Should you need any further information on the New Zealand eTA system, contact our support team or visit immigration.govt.nz/about-us/our-online-systems/applying-for-a-visa-online/immigration-online/evisas.
Three easy steps to get your NZeTA
- Apply online
- Fill out the remaining required information and make an online payment
- Check your email