October 2, 2019 Susie Rutz

New Zealand Entry Requirements

From October 1st, 2019 onward, passport holders from all 60 visa waiver countries are required to apply for an eTA before travelling to the country, even if just transiting through New Zealand on the way to a final destination.

The eTA New Zealand is valid for a total of 2 years.
An NZeTA request costs NZD $9 on the free app, or NZD $12 if completed online.

Australian citizens are exempt from applying for the eTA NZ

All citizens of the following 60 countries need an eTA for New Zealand:

– All European Union citizens:

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
United Kingdom

– Other Countries:

Andorra
Argentina
Bahrain
Brazil
Brunei
Canada
Chile
Hong Kong
Iceland
Israel
Japan
Kuwait
Liechtenstein
Macau
Malaysia
Mauritius
Mexico
Monaco
Norway
Oman
Qatar
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Seychelles
Singapore
Republic of South Korea
Switzerland
Taiwan
United Arab Emirates
United States
Uruguay
Vatican City

NZeTA Specifications:
All airline crew and cruise line crew, no matter their nationality, need to apply for a Crew NZeTA before travelling to New Zealand, which is valid for up to 5 years.

Australian permanent residents of other nationalities —regardless of whether they carry a passport from an eligible country or not— need to apply for an eTA but are not required to pay the associated tourist levy.

Other exemptions from the New Zealand eTA Visa Waiver include:

Crew and passengers of a non-cruise vessel
Crew on a foreign ship carrying cargo
Guests of the New Zealand Government
Foreign citizens travelling under The Antarctic Treaty
Members of a visiting force and associated crew members.
Travelling with a New Zealand eTA Visa Waiver

Travelling with an eTA visa waiver New Zealand is simple. The process saves the hassle of going to an embassy or consulate to obtain a visa. All applicants need to meet the basic NZ eTA requirements and complete the online application.

Visitors to New Zealand are required to present a copy of their eTA NZ to the border authorities to gain entry. eTAs will improve border security as visitors will be screened before they arrive and anyone who poses a security risk will be identified.

For full information please see New Zealands Immigration website here 

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