eTA New Zealand
eTA for New Zealand: Basic information
eTA for New Zealand is an Electronic Travel Authority system that was implemented in 2019. The electronic visa serves as a multiple-entry permit. Moreover, the whole process of applying can be completed online on any working device with an internet connection!
Most travelers receive their eTAs in just 23 hours from submitting the application form. Approved entry permit to New Zealand arrives at the applicant's email address in a PDF form.
Travel for up to 3 months and visit your friends and family, go on a relaxing getaway, explore the island country, or engage in any tourism-related activities.
Apply online following a simple 3-step process with our support team's complete assistance via email and phone!
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 will be valid for 2 years from the visa issue date.
Please note! All UK citizens can stay in New Zealand for up to 6 months at a time.
All applicants can use their phone, laptop, PC, or even a tablet to submit an online 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 69 EUR visa fee using your credit/debit card, PayPal account, or any other method of online payment choosing from several available.
Next, check if you have received the payment confirmation and wait for your approved eTA New Zealand to arrive at your email address in a PDF form. The applications are processed in a maximum of 72 hours (3 business days); however, the average time of approval is just 23 hours!
The New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority stays effective for 2 years from the visa issue date.
Please note! Every traveler must have a passport that will be valid for at least 3 months from the planned date of leaving New Zealand.
Transiting through New Zealand requires having an NZ eTA as well. Check if your country is listed as eligible and apply 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 travel.
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
The following countries can make an online application and receive 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 requirements are elementary, as the only document applicants need is a valid passport.
Make sure that your travel document has at least 3 months validity, starting from the planned date of leaving New Zealand, and apply 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 eTA 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. The NZeTA serves the purposes of tourism, business, and transit. Approved e-Visa arrives at the applicant's email address in a PDF form.
- What is the difference between an eTA New Zealand and a regular visa for New Zealand?
The New Zealand eTA or e-Visa 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 entry permit 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 a 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.
- Can I enter New Zealand without a visa?
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 beyond the departure from New Zealand. Moreover, applicants should attach 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 69 Euro for an entry permit that will stay valid for 2 years from the issue date. Whatsmore, all eTA holders can visit the island country numerous times for up to 3 months each time.
- 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 69 Euro 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 receive your entry permit in your inbox.
- How long does it take to get eTA for New Zealand?
The processing time can take up to 72 hours (3 business 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 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 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 entry permit and a passport that will not expire for at least 3 months from leaving the country.
- Is New Zealand eTA stamped on the passport?
New Zealand eTA is not stamped as it links electronically to your travel document. 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?
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 entry permit for multiple 3-month stays in New Zealand.
- Can I extend my stay in New Zealand with my eTA?
Travelers must submit a new online 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 a 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 entry permit 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 New Zealand eTA?
Should you need any further information on the New Zealand eTA system, contact our support team or visit https://www.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 remaining required information and make an online payment
- Check your email