About the New Zealand ETA

The New Zealand ETA is an authority for travelers who wish to visit New Zealand for short-term stays of up to 90 days from the date of arrival, with the exception of British nationals who can stay for a period of up to 6 months. The New Zealand ETA is granted through an online application system. It was introduced to simplify visa processes for citizens of eligible countries who want to travel to and within New Zealand for short-term stays.

The New Zealand ETA can be obtained by completing a simple and straightforward online application form. Applicants must provide their personal details, travel information and passport data. For those who are travelling for tourism purposes the payment will include the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). Australian permanent residents are not required to pay the IVL.

eTA New Zealand Authorized Stay and Validity

The New Zealand ETA grants visitors a stay of up to ninety (90) days in New Zealand.

Travelers can apply for the New Zealand ETA at any time before their expected departure date. Most applications will be processed within 1 business day, however some applications may take longer to process, up to 3 business days. The New Zealand ETA has a validity of 2 years from the moment of approval and can be used for multiple entries.

Passport guidelines for the New Zealand ETA

Applicants must have a valid passport, which must have a minimum validity of three (3) months beyond the expected date of departure. New Zealand ETA holders will be granted a 90-day stay at one of the designated ports of entry in New Zealand.

As per new rules, from October 1, 2019, the residents of 60 visa waiver nations who have valid Visa need to apply for NZeTA necessarily prior to their visit to New Zealand. The total validity eTA holds are of 24 months.These are the 60 nations whose residents require valid NZeTA to visit there. these are -