ETA New Zealand Application

The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently introduced Electronic Travel Authorization for citizens of more than 60 countries. This ETA allows travelers to enter the country for transit or tourism purposes and is valid for two years. The New Zealand ETA online application process is very simple. Once the application has been submitted and accepted, the applicant will receive an electronic visa waiver which must be presented to immigration officials upon arrival, it’s that simple.

The e-Visa system is an online method for applying for visas from anywhere in the world. Some advantages of this system for the traveler are that visas can be applied for quickly on the Internet, anytime, from anywhere, and that payment is made online at the time of application.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE REQUEST

  • A valid passport valid for at least six months upon arrival
  • Arrival and departure dates
  • Credit/debit card or PayPal account

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS

In 2019, travelers will be able to apply for an electronic travel authorization for New Zealand (ETA) which will be mandatory for travel from October 1, 2019. Travelers’ passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival and at least one page available for the stamp.

The Electronic Tourist Travel Authorization (ETA Tourist) allows applicants to enter New Zealand more than once from the start date of the visa. Holders of the Tourist ETA are entitled to a maximum stay of 90 days.

All air travelers from 60 countries who could previously enter the country with a visa waiver, as well as all tourists on a cruise, will need to have a Tourist ETA before traveling to New Zealand.

The possession of an ETA Tourist for New Zealand does not give the holder an automatic right of entry into the country. The immigration agent at the point of entrance may refuse entry to any individual, if he considers that such an individual is unable to meet the immigration regulations or that their presence in the country would be contrary to the interests and security of New Zealand.

What does it take to apply for ETA Tourist for New Zealand?

You need the following to submit your request:

  • A valid passport valid for at least six months upon arrival
  • Arrival and departure dates
  • Credit/debit card or PayPal account

How much does it cost to get the Tourist ETA for New Zealand?

Applicants will be required to pay visa fees and a tourist tax. You must pay the international tax for conservation and tourism on visitors (IVL) to obtain the Tourist ETA for New Zealand. The IVL was launched to allow visitors to directly contribute to the tourist infrastructure and protect the natural environment of New Zealand during their stay.

How long is the ETA Tourist for New Zealand valid?

The ETA Tourist for New Zealand (Electronic Travel Authorization for New Zealand) is a multiple entry visa and is valid for 2 years. The expiration date will be specified in your ETA as soon as it is issued. You can only arrive in the country after the start date indicated on your visa and stay for a maximum of 90 days at a time.

Does obtaining an ETA guarantee entry into New Zealand?

NO. The possession of a Tourist ETA for New Zealand does not confer on the holder the right of automatic entry into the country. The immigration agent at the point of entrance may refuse entry to any individual if he considers that such an individual is unable to meet immigration requirements or if their presence in the country would be contrary to the interests and the security of New Zealand.

If you are refused entry into New Zealand, you can apply for a regular visa.

What should I present when I arrive in New Zealand?

Upon arrival in New Zealand, you must present your passport with your New Zealand ETA Tourist which must be printed.

What conditions must the applicant’s passport fulfill for the ETA Tourist for New Zealand?

Travelers’ passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival and at least one page available for the stamp.