Individuals from certain countries travelling to New Zealand on a valid passport are eligible to enter the country for up to 90 days without needing a visa. It is due to the visa waiver program, which requires citizens from other countries to obtain an electronic travel authority (eTA) for New Zealand. An NZeTA is not an option but a compulsory requirement for all nationals who wish to visit the country briefly. Before travelling to New Zealand, travellers must ensure their passport is valid for at least three months from departure.
Applicants must obtain a passport issued by a visa-waiver country listed below, valid for at least three months after the applicant departs from New Zealand. This passport must be used to apply for and travel to New Zealand, particularly for dual nationals. The NZeTA visa is connected to the holder’s passport electronically and is sent to the applicant via email in a PDF format that can be printed. The approved NZeTA contains the following information:
To qualify for an eTA, travellers must submit the following information:
It would help if you met the following eligibility criteria to be eligible for NZeTA:
New Zealand Transit Visa applications for other nationals are electronically submitted and can be completed quickly. The application form must include personal information, contact details, and passport information. Applicants must be in good health and have no criminal record. Upon payment of NZETA fees, the eTA application process commences. New Zealand eTA is delivered electronically. If additional documentation is requested, applicants will be contacted before NZeTA approves.
To apply for NZeTA, people must have a valid passport or travel document. If you have access with extra nationality, you must apply using the same passport you are travelling with. The NZeTA for NZ will be linked to the passport you have at the time you apply.
You need a valid credit card or a PayPal account to pay NZeTA. The fee for NZeTA includes eTA tax as well as tourist tax.
You must have a valid email address if you want NZeTA to be sent to your inbox. You are responsible for checking all the information you provide to ensure everything runs smoothly with NZeTA. Otherwise, you may have to apply for a different NZeTA.
The date of departure must be no later than three months after arrival. Furthermore, a person may only stay on a New Zealand eTA for six to twelve months.
A passport holder must obtain an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) for one day up to ninety days. If the individual wishes to remain in the country for an extended time, they must apply for a corresponding visa, depending on the circumstances.