Information about NZeTA

Some visitors and transit passengers can travel to New Zealand without a visa if they get an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) before they travel.

Overview

Valid for many visits and up to 2 years.


All conditions

You can

  • Travel to New Zealand without first applying for a visa — if you are from a visa waiver country, a cruise ship passenger or a permanent resident of Australia.
  • Pass through Auckland International Airport as a transit passenger on the way to or from Australia.
  • Pass through Auckland International Airport as a transit passenger on the way to another country — if you are from a visa waiver or transit visa waiver country.
  • Get someone to help you with your NZeTA request — you will need to tell them about your criminal conviction history and whether you are seeking medical treatment in New Zealand.

Visa waiver countries and territories
Transit visa waiver countries
Arriving by cruise ship
Transit passengers
NZeTA information in other languages


Things to note

  • From 1 October 2019, if you are from a visa waiver country you must hold an NZeTA before you travel.
  • Allow up to 72 hours for processing, but it could take as little as 10 minutes.
  • An NZeTA request costs NZD $9 on our free app, or NZD $12 if completed online.
  • You pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) at the same time as your NZeTA. This costs NZD $35.

Paying the IVL
Travellers who do not need an NZeTA

NZeTA mobile apps

NZeTA app — Apple Store
NZeTA android app — Google Play

Check that you meet the detailed criteria.

Use the filters to display detailed criteria and evidence

 

Request an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority)