As a citizen of Lithuania, you wish to make your trip very exciting. New Zealand can be the best option for it. New Zealand abounds many natural beauties like high mountains covered with snow, beaches as the best spot for musical events as well as sports. The Whakapapa, the biggest ski field famous for skiing, Taupo, a famous place for bungee jumping, surfing spots and skydive, waterfalls. The Auckland Zoo for exotic animals and plants etc. so there are many things to do, and these can make your trip more thrilling and memorable.
New Zealand is not only abundant with natural beauty but also modern cities like Auckland and wellington, where you can find the luxury resorts and hotels that provide the best wine and dine; moreover, you can find casinos and poker also. New Zealand has been the first choice of tourists for family trips, so every year many tourists travel here.
The New Zealand Government has excluded the 60 eligible countries, including Lithuania, from the requirement of a tourist visa waiver for visiting New Zealand for a short term, stays up to 90 days from 2019. However, the Lithuanian citizens require an New Zealand eTA, which is mandatory to travel to New Zealand. It is also compulsory for those tourists who want to enter via the Auckland Airport. It is straightforward to obtain an eTA by applying an online application and paying the application fee and IVL as a small payment to protect the environment and to develop the infrastructure of New Zealand. Travelers want to travel with their family members or minors. They must apply an NZeTA application for each member separately.
Lithuanian citizens do not require a tourist visa waiver to travel New Zealand for short term stays up to three months from the departure date, as the government of New Zealand has announced to give visa-exempt to 60 countries from 1st Oct.2019. Obtaining an eTA is mandatory; therefore, to get an New Zealand eTA to enter New Zealand, they must apply an eTA application prior to their departure. If the traveler wants to travel with his family members or minors, all the members are required to obtain an New Zealand eTA individually for each member.
Cruise passengers should have a valid New Zealand eTA just like the travelers arriving in New Zealand Airport. However, crew members should require applying for a particular eTA, separate from that of tourists. These workers must contact their employer for assistance.
An New Zealand eTA online form can easily be found and applied on mobile from home. It is crucial to fill every essential detail carefully and correctly to avoid delay or rejection of the application. For successful submission of the application requires having the following necessary documents when applying the online application for NZeTA.
- It is required to have a passport remaining valid for at least 90 days after the extended exit date from Latvia.
- The New Zealand eTA online application form.
- A valid credit or debit card to pay the online application and IVL fees
- A valid email address to get the approved eTA visa waiver.
- The citizen with dual citizenship is required to fill the passport detail with which he is going to travel.
- Give each family member’s passport details and apply an eTA application, particularly for each member.
Lithuanian citizens can quickly obtain and apply an online New Zealand eTA application on their Smartphone, personal computer, or tablet within ten minutes from their home or office. Avoiding delay or queries while filling the application form, the mentioned documents are required to keep along with them and start filling the following details
- 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 plans – 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.
Having completed the online application must check the details carefully, then pay the fee and international tourist levy (IVL). In a business day, the NZeTA application must be processed and approved. Tourists visiting with their family members or minors must apply an eTA application for each member. The eTA is automatically linked to the traveler’s passport, so they only require to have a print out of the NZeTA as well as a passport to get the entry in New Zealand.
It is very simple to apply and submit the application. After paying the application fee and IVL fees, the initial process is completed, it takes one to three working days to respond from New Zealand. The travelers must apply the New Zealand eTA online form at least three consecutive days for processing successfully. Having approval, the NZeTA it is sent to the mentioned email address in PDF format. Travelers must have a print out of the NZeTA along with their passport for crossing the Border Security of New Zealand. The NZeTA is valid for two years or till the passport expiry date, whichever comes first.
Travelers who are eligible to have dual citizenship must travel along with the same passport, of which details have been filled in the online New Zealand eTA application form.