Information about Transit Visa

If you are passing through New Zealand as a transit passenger, you need to apply for a Transit Visa before you travel, unless you are travelling to Australia or are from a visa waiver country or a transit visa waiver country.

Overview

Up to 24 hours


All conditions

You can

  • Pass through Auckland International airport as a transit passenger – you’ll need to stay in the airport’s transit area at all times.
  • Include your partner, and dependent children aged 19 and under, in your visa application.

Things to note

  • You can only transit New Zealand through Auckland International Airport.
  • From 1 October 2019, if you are from a visa waiver country you must hold an NZeTA before you travel. An NZeTA request costs NZD $9 on our free app, or NZD $12 if completed online.

NZeTA
Character requirements
Visa waiver countries and territories
Transit visa waiver countries
Transit passengers

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