New Zealand is an island in The Southwestern Pacific Ocean. Being isolated for a long time, it is called a lonely planet. It is rich with abundant natural resources. There are many beaches like Abel Tasman and Tunnel Beach visited for everyday music and sports events; mountains covered with snow like Mount Tongariro and Whakapapa the largest ski area famous for skiing. You can see waterfalls like Milford Sound, a very large waterfall.

The Government of New Zealand has exempted sixty countries from the requirement of a tourist or transit visa to travel New Zealand. However, they must obtain an Electronic Travel Authority (eTA) to enter New Zealand. An NZeTA is mandatory for all Croatian citizens. You can easily obtain and apply an NZeTA application with their smartphone and tablet. You will have to pay The International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) fee. The New Zealand Government uses it for protecting the environment and developing the infrastructure of New Zealand.

Do the New Zealand eTA require for Croatian citizens?

From 31 st Oct 2019, Croatian citizens must obtain an eTA to travel New Zealand for tourism or business purposes up to 90 consecutive days. The eTA is mandatory for all citizens to face the identification of each individual to cross the Border Security. When approved the eTA is automatically linked to the traveler’s passport. The New Zealand eTA is valid for only 2 years or the expiry date whichever comes first. The eTA saves us from the hassles of consulting the consulate or embassy for obtaining a visa. The eTA also eliminates the requirement of obtaining stamps on the Border.

The Cruise passenger is required to acquire a valid NZeTA as Croatian travelers arrive in New Zealand by air. Even the crew member must apply for an eTA individually; separate from that of the tourists. The workers require contacting their employers for assistance.

The Croatian citizens who are willing to only transit through Auckland International Airport on their way to a destination outside of New Zealand are also required to obtain a valid eTA.

The Croatian citizens traveling to New Zealand with their family must provide all members passport information while applying, the application form for The NZeTA. Those who are traveling with other members or minors have to apply the eTA application form, particularly for each member.

Croatian travelers must be in good health. When requesting the NZeTA applicants, they are asked whether they are traveling to the country for receiving medical treatment or consultation. If they are in this situation, they will have to apply for a Medical Treatment Visitor Visa instead of a transit visa.

What are the essential documents to apply for a New Zealand eTA from Croatia?

An eTA is mandatory for all the citizen of visa-exempt countries. The Croatian citizens can easily obtain an eTA application online through a mobile or PC. It is necessary to have the required documents while applying the online application form correctly.

- The citizen’s passport should remain valid for at least three months after the extended departure date from his country.

- The traveler’s passport should remain valid for at least 3 months after the extended exit date from New Zealand.

- The New Zealand eTA online application form must be completed.

- A valid credit or debit card to pay the online application and IVL fees

- A current email address to find the approved eTA visa waiver.

- The citizen with dual citizenship must fill the passport detail with which he is going to travel.

Give each family member’s passport details and apply individually the eTA online applications form for other relatives as well as minors.

How can the Croatian citizens apply the New Zealand eTA application from Croatia?

Croatian citizens wish to travel New Zealand must have an approved NZ eTA to enter New Zealand border. It is very easy to obtain and apply an online NZ eTA application form using their Smartphone, personal computer, or tablet from their home or office in 10 minutes. Avoiding inaccuracy and any delay during filling the application form, you must keep the following details along with yourself:

Personal detail – Full name, date of birth, address, family details (if traveling with family, each member’s details)

Passport detail – Passport number, nationality, expiry date

Health information – Intention of receiving medical treatment or consultation in New Zealand

Travelling plan – Hotels, dates of arrival and departure

Security detail – History of criminal convictions

A current email address to receive the approved eTA visa waiver

A debit or a credit card for paying an application and IVL fees

Firstly complete the online application and check the details carefully then pay the application fee and associate tourist levy (IVL); the application is submitted successfully. It takes one day for processing. It takes three days for approval; so the travelers must apply an eTA before their departure prior to three days that it may get sufficient time for processing and approval.

How long does it take to get an New Zealand eTA from Croatia?

After applying the NZeTA online form and paying its and IVL fees; the initial application is completed. It takes one to three working days to respond from New Zealand so the travelers have to apply the New Zealand eTA online form at least prior to three working days. After the approval of the application, the NZeTA in PDF the format is sent to the email address given in the application form. The Croatian citizens must have a print out of the NZ eTA along with the passport before departure. The Croatian citizens having dual citizenship must travel with the passport of which information is filled in the application.