As a Portuguese, your wish to make your trip adventurous and enthusiastic; you must visit New Zealand, the land of natural beauty. New Zealand is an island situated in the South-Western Pacific Ocean. Nature has gifted it plenty of natural resources, exotic animals, and plants.

There are many places for enjoyment like Legendary black for water rafting, Kawarau Gorge, and Suspension Bridge for bungee jumping, Tunnel Beach for everyday musical events, Whakapapa the largest ski area for skiing. There are many luxurious winter resorts, famous for their best services and wine and delicious food. New Zealand is a developed country, so there are many cities. Auckland and Wellington are the modern cities of New Zealand where you can find all facilities like hotels and casinos for amusement. The government of New Zealand charges additional associate tourist levy (IVL) fee along with online application fee to protect the environment and to improve the infrastructure of New Zealand.

Since 1st October 2019, the government of New Zealand has exempted 60 eligible countries from tourist visa requirements to travel New Zealand for short stays up to 90 days. Portugal is one of the visa exempted countries whose citizens do not need a tourism visa to visit New Zealand for a short trip like three months. However, they are required to apply an application for an online New Zealand eTA from Portugal and obtain an approved NZeTA. An ETA is an Electronic Travel Authority, used for getting entry in New Zealand through the New Zealand Border, and it also helps security officers to identify the individual. An eTA saves us from a lengthy process of obtaining a visa. Travelers must apply an online application form for NZeTA 3 days before their departure date.

Do the Portuguese citizens require obtaining an New Zealand eTA?

The Portuguese citizens must have an approved New Zealand eTA to cross the Border Security checking. It is effortless to obtain and helpful for identification on the Boarder. An eTA is also required for those who want to enter through Auckland. The travelers traveling along with their family members are required to give the passport details of each member, and the travelers flying with their other family members or minors are required to apply the NZeTA application, particularly for each member.

Cruise passengers are required to obtain a valid New Zealand eTA just like Portuguese travelers arriving in New Zealand by air. However, crew members need to apply for a particular eTA, separate from that of tourists. These workers should contact their employer for assistance.

Travelers should have good health when requesting the New Zealand eTA applicants are asked whether they are traveling to New Zealand to receive medical treatment or consultation. If you are in this situation, you must apply for a Medical Treatment Visitor Visa instead.

What are the required documents to apply for online New Zealand eTA?

The Portuguese citizens are required to obtain a New Zealand eTA for traveling to New Zealand for tourism or business purposes for up to three months. To get an eTA for New Zealand, they need to apply an online application form for eTA from Portugal. Correct details are required to obtain an approved New Zealand eTA therefore before using the application form the applicants must meet with the following requirements-

- The citizen's passport should remain valid for at least three months after the extended exit date from New Zealand.

- The New Zealand eTA application form must be filled correctly.

- The citizen's valid credit or debit card to pay the online application and IVL fees

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

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

- Travelers visiting with family members must give every member passport details in the eTA application, and travelers traveling with other family members must apply an eTA individually for each member.

The following essential details must be filled correctly and carefully for the approval of the application form. Any wrong detail can lead to delay or rejection.

How can the Portuguese citizens apply an application for the New Zealand eTA?

The citizens of Portugal can quickly obtain and apply an online NZeTA application form using their Smartphone, personal computer, or tablet from their home or office within 10 minutes. To avoid inaccuracy while applying the mentioned details are required to keep along with them. After obtaining an application fill the following information carefully-

- Personal details – Full name, date of birth, address, family details (if traveling with family)

- Passport details – Passport number, nationality, expiry date

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

- Travel plans – Hotels, dates of arrival and departure

- Security details – History of criminal convictions

- An email address to receive the approved eTA

After entering the following data in the online eTA application form and pay the application fee and associate tourist levy (IVL) using a debit or a credit card, the initial application is completed. In a few days, the NZeTA application would be processed and approved.

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

It takes only 10 minutes to apply the NZeTA form and paying the application fee and IVL fees. It takes 1 to 3 working days to respond from the government of New Zealand, so the travelers are required to apply the New Zealand eTA online form at least before departure prior to three days that it gets sufficient time for processing. When approved, the NZeTA will be sent in PDF format to the given email address. Travelers must have a print out of the approved New Zealand eTA together with the passport of eTA before traveling to New Zealand.

The traveler who has dual citizenship needs to travel with the same passport, of which details filled in the application form.