All information in this blog is purely for the purpose of information sharing. Travelers from several countries can travel up to 3 months in New Zealand without applying for a visa, they enter on a ‘visa waiver’ (= no visa required). But you do need an NZeTA!
If you apply for the NZeTA via the official route, so via Immigration New Zealand, the minimum costs are:
The IVL or “International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy” is a kind of tourist tax that was introduced at the same time as the NZeTA. This tax is paid by every tourist or working holiday traveler, whether you enter the country on a visa waiver with NZeTA or a real visa.
When applying for a Working Holiday visa or tourist visa, the IVL contribution is already included in the price. If you apply for such a cheap NZeTA, the IVL costs are added so that every tourist pays this tax.
The only travelers not paying this city tax are New Zealand residents and residents (or people of equivalent status such as Australian passport holders).
It takes up to 72 hours for your NZeTA to be approved, but most hear the news within 10 minutes.
All our information is based on the official information from the Immigration New Zealand website.
And as always, do you have any questions about the NZeTA for New Zealand?