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New Zealand eTA
New Zealand eTA


New Zealand eTA


New Zealand eTA (NZeTA) – Basic information

New Zealand eTA is an Electronic Travel Authority introduced in 2019 to facilitate the process of obtaining short-term travel authorization for travelers from certain countries.

The NZeTA is issued as a multiple-entry visa and enables traveling to New Zealand for tourism, business, and transit-related purposes. Every single stay in the country can be as long as 3 months, while the validity of the document is 2 years.

Nationals of eligible countries can complete a 3-step intuitive application process within minutes. The process consists of filling out an online form, covering the processing fee, and receiving the approved NZeTA via email. The processing time shouldn’t take more than 3 business days.

An applicant simply needs to have a passport with at least 3-month validity starting from the intended exit date from New Zealand. It will also be necessary to have access to any Internet-connected electronic device, valid means of online payment, and an active email address.

It’s essential to submit the NZeTA online application at least 72 business hours prior to the planned journey to receive the visa approved on time.

Who needs a New Zealand eTA

Citizens of around 60 different countries and territories worldwide must obtain an NZeTA to enter New Zealand. Go to the ‘List of eligible countries’ and check whether you can apply for NZeTA.

Please note that the New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority is mandatory for persons arriving in New Zealand by sea or air. It also applies to transit passengers unless they are visa-exempt.

List of eligible countries

eVisa for New Zealand is available to the citizens of following countries:

  • Andorra Andorra
  • Argentina Argentina
  • Austria Austria
  • Bahrain Bahrain
  • Belgium Belgium
  • Brazil Brazil
  • Brunei Brunei
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria
  • Canada Canada
  • Chile Chile
  • Croatia Croatia
  • Cyprus Cyprus
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
  • Denmark Denmark
  • Estonia Estonia
  • Finland Finland
  • France France
  • Germany Germany
  • Greece Greece
  • Hong Kong SAR Hong Kong SAR
  • Hungary Hungary
  • Iceland Iceland
  • Ireland Ireland
  • Israel Israel
  • Italy Italy
  • Japan Japan
  • Kuwait Kuwait
  • Latvia Latvia
  • Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania Lithuania
  • Luxembourg Luxembourg
  • Macau Macau
  • Malaysia Malaysia
  • Malta Malta
  • Mauritius Mauritius
  • Mexico Mexico
  • Monaco Monaco
  • Netherlands Netherlands
  • Norway Norway
  • Oman Oman
  • Poland Poland
  • Portugal Portugal
  • Qatar Qatar
  • Romania Romania
  • San Marino San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
  • Seychelles Seychelles
  • South Korea South Korea
  • Singapore Singapore
  • Slovak Slovak
  • Slovenia Slovenia
  • Spain Spain
  • Sweden Sweden
  • Switzerland Switzerland
  • Taiwan Taiwan
  • United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • United States United States
  • Uruguay Uruguay
  • Holy See Holy See

Important: Should your nationality is not included on the above list, it means you are not eligible for the NZeTA. You will need to contact the nearest New Zealand embassy and apply for a relevant visa in a traditional way.

New Zealand e-Visa types

The New Zealand government introduced only one type of eTA, which is issued as:

  • a multiple-entry permit: its holder is allowed to enter New Zealand numerous times and stay there for up to 3 months (90 days) each time.

Important! All citizens of the UK may stay in New Zealand for up to 6 months every time.

New Zealand eTA application form

Prepare your passport and working electronic device, check the Internet connection and sit back in your chair. You’re only three steps away from getting your New Zealand eTA. These steps go as follows:

  1. Fill out the online form: provide all the required details, i.e., name, surname, date of birth, email address, nationality, passport details, etc.
  2. Cover the processing fee: use your credit card/debit card or any other preferred method of online payment and pay the 69 Ero eTA fee.
  3. Receive your eTA: refresh your email inbox and download the approved eTA.

Please remember that the standard processing time may take up to 3 business days. However, the average time is only 23 hours. Make sure to refresh your email inbox!

NZeTA required documents

You will need to meet basic requirements, i.e., having a valid passport. What’s important, the passport cannot expire for at least 3 months from the intended date of leaving New Zealand.

Tip: You should renew it if its validity is shorter and only then start your NZeTA application.

One more requirement that must be met to apply for the New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority is uploading the applicant’s digital face photo. You don’t need to worry about the size of your pictures.

Our consultants will adjust the size of the received files – you can take a photo of your passport and your face simply using a webcam or telephone.

New Zealand eTA validity

The New Zealand eTA remains valid for 2 years from the date of issue. Functioning as a multiple-entry visa, it can be used for numerous entries to the country. Every single stay cannot exceed 3 months.

Moreover, cruise or airline crew members are granted NZeTA, which stays effective for 5 years from the issuance date.

Transit information

Passengers planning transit through New Zealand must also hold a New Zealand visa. Check your eligibility and obtain the NZeTA to stay in New Zealand before reaching your final destination.

Please note that you can only transit through Auckland International Airport and stay in the airport transit area.

Visa Summary

  • eVisa destination


    New Zealand

  • eVisa price


    99 EUR

  • eVisa Processing time


    a few days (at the total discretion of the government)

  • Visa validity


    2 years

  • Visa requirements documents


    • passport
    • valid email
    • valid means of payment
    • photo

Other Travel Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I get an eTA to New Zealand?

Indicate the travel purpose (tourism, business, transit) and go through three simple application steps. Once approved, your eTA will be delivered to you via email.

Do I need to print the eTA to New Zealand?

To avoid any issues upon entering New Zealand, you should print your eTA out. The border officials will verify your documents before you will be allowed to enter New Zealand's territory.

What if my eTA to New Zealand is not approved?

Should your eTA could not be approved, please contact our support team immediately. Our consultants will revise your application so that your application could be processed as soon as possible.

How long can I stay in New Zealand with an eTA to New Zealand?

eTA holder is allowed to enter New Zealand numerous times within a 2-year validity period. Every stay in the country can last maximally 3 months, except for UK nationals who are allowed to 6-month stay each time.

What is the validity of the eTA to New Zealand?

New Zealand eTA remains valid for 2 years from the date of issue. Moreover, sea or crew members are granted an eTA that remains valid for 5 years.

Do children need an eTA to New Zealand?

eTA is necessary for all eligible travelers regardless of their age. It means that minor travelers also need to obtain a New Zealand eTA. The online application should be completed by their parents or legal guardians.

What is the cost of an eTA to New Zealand?

Every eTA application requires a traveler to cover the fee of 69 Euro. The fee is charged for the professional assistance of our e-Visa experts, who will handle all the formalities for you. You can cover the fee by choosing one of the many available methods of online payment, such as PayPal, credit card, etc.

What must I have to apply for an eTA to New Zealand?

The only document that you need to apply for the New Zealand visa is your passport. When filling out the online form, you will need to upload your passport photo and a photograph of your face. Make sure that you have a working electronic device and a stable Internet connection. Also, you will need to have access to valid means of online payment and an active email address.

What is the processing time for an eTA to New Zealand?

The maximum time needed to process your New Zealand online visa application is 3 business days. Nevertheless, it happens that our applicants can enjoy earlier NZeTA approval - on average, it takes only 23 hours.

What documents are required to get an eTA to New Zealand?

To get your eTA to New Zealand, you will only need to have a passport. What's most important is its validity period - make sure that it won't expire for at least 3 months from the date you plan to exit New Zealand.

What data do I need to provide in the application form for an eTA to New Zealand?

Applying for the NZeTA requires providing standard personal data such as name, surname, date of birth, and nationality. Moreover, you will be asked to enter some passport data, travel details, and contact information.