New Zealand Tourist Visa Fees (Visitor Visa)

By Julia

April 14, 2023

New Zealand Tourist Visa Fees (Visitor Visa)

If your travel plans include visiting New Zealand, you need to apply either for a New Zealand eTA or a visitor visa, depending on your nationality. Only Australian citizens can enter the country with nothing but a valid passport.

Nationals of visa-waiver countries do not need to submit a tourist visa application. Instead, they are required to obtain NZeTA. It is an electronic travel authorization enabling eligible foreign citizens to have short-term tourist, business, and transit visits.

Citizens of non-visa-exempted countries need to apply for a New Zealand tourist visa. A traditional visa application can be completed at the embassy.

Proceed on reading to learn which of the entry permits you need and get information on the New Zealand tourist visa fees, the application process, and requirements.


Permitted stay

NZeTA enables its holders to stay for up to 90 days each time they go to New Zealand. The permitted number of entries into the country is unlimited during the permit’s validity period. NZeTA stays effective for 2 years since its approval.

Online application

You can easily apply online for New Zealand eTA:

  1. Fill out a short form on the website. Enter the requested information in the required fields.
  2. Upload the documents.
  3. Pay service fees by using an online payment method – a debit/credit card or PayPal.
  4. Receive the approved New Zealand eTA via email.


The price of New Zealand ETA with our services is 99 euros. It is possible to cover fees via any online payment option available on our website. Feel free to choose the method you prefer – for example, debit/credit card, PayPal account, or PayU.

All these methods are properly protected, so you do not have to worry about the security of your money and data. Upon payment, you will receive a confirmation number which you can use to check the status of your application.


To apply for electronic travel authorization to New Zealand, you need to own a functioning device with an internet connection, such as a phone, tablet, laptop, or PC. It is also required that you have the ability to complete the payment online and a current email address.

The necessary documents to attach include an applicant’s passport, effective for a minimum of 3 months from the planned date of arrival in New Zealand, and the applicant’s passport-style photo – it may be taken with a smartphone camera but should be in color and of relatively good quality.

Eligible countries

See the list of countries that have a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand and, therefore, can travel visa-free:

  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Bahamas
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • Micronesia
  • Guinea
  • Indonesia
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Nauru
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Venezuela
  • Vanuatu
  • Samoa
  • Palau
  • Paraguay
  • Solomon Islands

New Zealand visitor visa

Permitted stay

You are able to travel to New Zealand as a genuine tourist for up to 9 months in an 18-month period.

  • the 18-month period is calculated backward from the last day of your intended stay in New Zealand.
  • if the last day you are going to be in New Zealand is 1 December, your 18-month period starts on 1 June of the year before.

New Zealand visa application process

To apply for a New Zealand tourist visa:

  1. Gather documents for your application. You must have the documents confirming your identity and documents proving that you meet the New Zealand visa criteria.
  2. Complete the visitor visa application form.
  3. Attend an appointment in an embassy or consulate. Tell Immigration New Zealand about any offenses you’ve been charged with, convicted of, or served time in prison for. If you’re going to stay for more than 6 months, you may bring a chest X-ray or medical certificate.
  4. Receive your visa.

Visitor visa fees

The New Zealand tourist visa price depends on the applicant’s nationality and starts at about 120 euros. NZ visa fees include application costs, VAC service fees, and courier fees if you don’t arrange to collect the document yourself.

You can pay with cash or using your debit/credit card. The payment will be charged when your application is received. You must have enough funds on the date we receive your application or it may be returned to you.

What is required to apply for a tourist visa

See what you need in order to get a New Zealand tourist visa:

  • a ticket out of NZ or financial means to buy one;
  • documents proving in good health and of good character;
  • have money to live on while you’re in New Zealand or will be supported financially;
  • a passport that does not exceed within 3 months from entry into the country.

Citizens who can apply for visitor visas

A New Zealand tourist visa can be obtained by nationals from these countries:

  • Aland Islands
  • American Samoa
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Aruba
  • Bermuda
  • Bonaire
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Curacao
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gibraltar
  • Greenland
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guernsey
  • Isle of Man
  • Jersey
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Montserrat
  • New Caledonia
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • Reunion
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Sint Maarten
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Tokelau
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Uganda
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Wallis and Futuna
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