Process & fees

The information below will help you understand the process, timeframes and costs involved in applying for this visa, so you can plan ahead and have the best chance of submitting a complete application.

NZeTA online form

Immigration costs

Application cost

NZD ($) $ 47

Each person must pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) of NZD $35. This is included in the cost. We do not refund application costs if we decline your application.



within 72 hours

Allow up to 72 hours for the processing of your request, although it may take as little as 10 minutes.


NZ offices open

Offices in New Zealand are open. Offices outside of New Zealand are still closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Processing of critical or essential visas related to COVID-19 requests for entry to New Zealand are being prioritised based on the direction of the New Zealand Government.


You request an NZeTA

You must hold an NZeTA before you leave for New Zealand. You can request an NZeTA using our online form.


The details in your NZeTA must always match the details in the passport you will be using to travel to New Zealand. If your passport details are not correct you may not be able to board your plane or cruise. 

Receiving centre details

Receiving centres handle the administrative, non-decision making activities surrounding the lodgement of a visa application. The information here is a guide only. For the most up to date and accurate information please visit the the website as listed below.

Payment methods

Credit Card
You can pay by Visa or MasterCard credit card.

Debit Card
You can pay by Visa or MasterCard debit card.


You travel to New Zealand

When you check in for your trip, you must hold an NZeTA.

Your carrier will check your passport and may also check your ticket for travel out of New Zealand.

Request an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority)