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Passport holders from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Permanent Residents of Australia and 57 other countries must now complete a New Zealand eTA application.
The New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority or NZeTA is good for multiple entries to New Zealand for 2 years and allows travelers to stay in the country for stays of up to 90 days on any one entry.
Issued in as little as 3 business day.
The New Zealand NZeTA is issued for the following travel purposes only.
Not sure if your trip applies? Check our FAQ to find out
Choose your nationality from your passport to find out if you can apply for a New Zealand eTA
Scan all of the documents you need for your application
Complete the online application and submit payment
Receive your ETA approval and related documentation via e-mail
A New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority or NZeTA is an electronically stored authority for travel to New Zealand for short-term Tourist, Business, or Cruise Ship travel for U.S. citizens plus 59 other nationalities.
Who Needs an NZeTA
You must apply for a NZeTA before you travel to New Zealand effective October 1, 2019 if you are:
- Visiting or in transit from a visa waiver country (USA) - that is, a country whose passport holders do not need to get a visa before they arrive in New Zealand.
- Traveling on a passport from a transit visa waiver country, and you will be in transit through Auckland Int'l airport on the way to another country.
- A permanent resident of Australia.
Tourist eTA – The Tourist NZeTA applies for travel for tourism only. Tourism includes vacation, holidays, recreation and visiting family and/or friends. It is valid for 2 years good for multiple entries of up to 3 months stay.
Business eTA – The Business NZeTA applies to business purposes only. Business purposes may include attending a meeting, conference, negotiation or an exploratory business visit. It is valid for 2 years good for multiple entries of up to 3 months stay.
Cruise Ship eTA - Cruise Ship NZeTA passengers from visa waiver countries must hold an NZeTA.
Cruise ship passengers from visa required countries can request an NZeTA or apply for a visa. If you are a cruise ship passenger from a visa required country travelling to New Zealand on a cruise ship, you can hold an NZeTA or a visa. If you are flying into New Zealand to meet a cruise ship, you will need to apply for a regular stamped visa. The NZeTA is valid for 2 years good for multiple entries of up to 3 months stay.
The New Zealand eTA visa is good for multiple entries to New Zealand for 2 years and allows travelers to stay in the country for stays of up to 90 days on any one entry. USA citizens up to 90 days. British citizens up to 180 days.
No, Australian citizens are not required to apply for the new NZeTA.
New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority.
Travelers entering New Zealand on October 1st, 2019 will require an NZeTA if you are from one of the current visa waiver countries
The new NZeTA will be valid for 2 years and good for multiple entries, U.S., Canadian, and most other eligible nationalities can stay for up to 3 months in New Zealand. British citizens can be granted a stay of up to 6 months.
Yes, All airline crew and cruise line crew will need a " Crew ETA Visa " before traveling to New Zealand. The Crew ETA will be valid for up to 5 years.