New Zealand NZeTA (Tourist Electronic Travel Authority) help & FAQ

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New Zealand NZeTA (Tourist Electronic Travel Authority) help and FAQ by Aid-Air immigration experts
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What is the New Zealand Tourist eTA?

The New Zealand Tourist eTa (NZ Electronic Travel Authority) is an electronic visa waiver that grants the right to enter multiple times to New Zealand. There is no need to make an appointment or present original documents to the Embassy or Consular Office.

What do I need to apply for the New Zealand Tourist eTA?

We require the following to submit your application:

  • A current passport that is valid for at least six months upon arrival
  • Arrival and departure dates
  • Credit / Debit Card or Paypal Account

What is the cost to obtain the New Zealand Tourist eTA?

Applicants will be required to pay the visa cost and a tourist tax, which sums up to USD 57.00. The International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL), to obtain the New Zealand Tourist eTa. The IVL has been introduced as a way for travelers to contribute directly to the tourism infrastructure and help protect the natural environment they enjoy during their stay in New Zealand. The Visa cost can be broken down to:

  • Visa cost: USD 8.00
  • Tourist (IVL) tax: USD 24.00

Additionally, there is a service fee of:

  • Standard Processing: USD 25.00
  • Rush Processing: USD 45.00
  • Super Rush Processing: USD 65.00

* The price can change, the correct fee present at applying

How long does it take to process a New Zealand Tourist eTA?

It depends on the processing time you choose. We offer three options:

  • Standard Processing: 24 hours
  • Rush Processing: 4 hours
  • Super Rush Processing: 30 minutes

* The processing time can change, the correct time at applying

How long is the New Zealand Tourist ETA valid for?

The New Zealand Tourist eTa (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) is a Multiple Entry visa and has a validity of 2 years after issued. Its expiration date will be specified in your eTA once it’s issued. You may only arrive in the country after the start date stated on your visa, and stay for a maximum of 90 days Per Entry at a time.

How long is the New Zealand Tourist ETA valid for?

The New Zealand Tourist eTa (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) is a Multiple Entry visa and has a validity of 2 years after issued. Its expiration date will be specified in your eTA once it’s issued. You may only arrive in the country after the start date stated on your visa, and stay for a maximum of 90 days Per Entry at a time.

What conditions must the applicant’s passport meet for the New Zealand Tourist eTA?

Travelers must have their passport with at least 6-months validity from the date of arrival and have at least 1 page available for stamping.

How many entries does the New Zealand Tourist eTA allow?

The New Zealand eTA allows holders Multiple Entry

When should I apply for the New Zealand Tourist eTA?

The traveler must apply for this eTA at least 24 hours on their trip to New Zealand.

Does obtaining a Tourist eTA guarantee me entry into New Zealand?

NO. Possession of a New Zealand Tourist eTA does not provide an automatic right of entry for the holder into the Country.

The Immigration Officer at the port of entry may refuse entry to any person if he considers that such a person is unable to fulfill the immigration requirements or that such a person’s presence in New Zealand would be contrary to national interests or security.

What do I need to present upon arrival in New Zealand?

Upon arrival in New Zealand, you need to present your passport along with your New Zealand eTA reference number.

Which countries are eligible for the New Zealand Tourist eTA?

The following is a list of countries eligible for the New Zealand Tourist eTa:

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

Vaccination requirements for travel to New Zealand

Yellow Fever vaccine is required if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Check WHO – Countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and countries requiring yellow fever vaccination.

Learn More About New Zealand Tourism

Maybe you’ve read about it. Maybe you’ve been told about the beauty of it. You might have even seen images of its breathtaking scenery… New Zealand, or Aotearoa, as it is called in the Maori language, will enchant you even before you step foot there. New Zealand is an island country made up of two main islands (the North Island and the South Island), located in the South-West Pacific Ocean.

It is also made up of around 600 additional smaller islands. In total, the country stretches over approximately 1,600km (1,000 miles) from North to South. In the Land area, it is larger than the United Kingdom, but with only about four million inhabitants, there’s plenty of wide-open space for visitors to explore. While New Zealand may look like it’s very far away from most other countries on the world map, it’s just one flight away from many of the world’s major cities.

As soon as you arrive, you’ll find a beautiful nation, full of beautiful scenery and people, offering the facilities you’re used to at home – in a landscape that’s out of this world! Similar to most other developed nations, the majority of people live in the main cities of New Zealand, so there are vast areas that are sparsely populated.

In New Zealand, it’s very simple to get away from the madding crowd! Located near the top of the North Island, Auckland is the city with the largest population in New Zealand. It is also the most easily accessible city in the country, with easy ways of getting there by all modes of transport.

It is also considered a global city, with easy access to key international markets, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. Auckland also has many tourist attractions which are relatively close to the modern Central Business District (CBD) area. The climate in Auckland is fairly moderate too and is considered one of the cities in New Zealand with the sunniest days per year. A scenic and cosmopolitan destination, the areas around the city of Auckland area perfect for exploring mountains, coastlines, and cultural sites.

Auckland is home to about a third of New Zealand’s total population and is ranked as the fourth most diverse city in the world, with over 200 different ethnic communities that call the city home. Approximately one-third of all people living in Auckland were born not only not in the city, but overseas. The majority of New Zealand’s indigenous Māori population lives in Auckland, and it is also officially the world’s largest Polynesian city.

The South Island has a lower population density than the North Island and it is generally agreed that the scenery on this island is far better than on the other one. Some say it is some of the most spectacular scenery on earth. In general terms, New Zealand has some outstanding scenery, a unique culture, delicious wine and food, and many thrilling activities that make the country a world-renowned adventure playground.

There are stunning glaciers and fiords of the South Island’s West Coast and incredible volcanoes can be found on the Central Plateau, as well as beautiful beaches, crystalline glacial lakes and stunning scenery which has been showcased in numerous Hollywood films, the most famous of which was the Lord of the Rings saga. Renowned for its extreme sports and adventure activities, New Zealand has many luxurious wilderness retreats where you can relax after a long day and enjoy some delightful cuisine.

It is also a destination travelers seek out for its rich Maori culture and the down-to-earth friendliness of its many people. In New Zealand, visitors have the chance to interact with unique wildlife that exists nowhere else on earth, including strange species such as snow dwelling parrots and the kiwi bird. In New Zealand, you can access an incredibly vast range of adventure activities…from skiing, hiking and white-water rafting to taking a ride in a hot air balloon, bungee jumping, and skydiving.

While the weather in New Zealand is generally quite moderate, as it does not usually suffer major climate extremes, it can be changeable, so pack layers and a raincoat. Seasons are the opposite as those of the Northern Hemisphere. Spring through to Autumn is the best time to visit, with peak season being from mid-December to early February.