Process & costs

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 mobile app

Immigration costs

Application cost

NZD ($) $ 44

Each person must pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) of NZD $35. This is included in the cost.



within 72 hours

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


Offices open

New Zealand offices are open. Offices outside of New Zealand are open except for the UK, US and India. Processing of critical visas related to COVID-19 requests for entry to New Zealand are being prioritised based on the direction of the New Zealand Government.

Managed isolation and quarantine

on arrival in New Zealand

Travellers coming from outside a quarantine-free travel zone will not be able to board a flight to New Zealand without a voucher confirming allocation in a managed isolation facility. COVID testing and 14-day stays in managed isolation facilities are mandatory.


You request an NZeTA

You must hold an NZeTA before you leave for New Zealand. 

NZeTA mobile apps

NZeTA app — Apple Store
NZeTA android app — Google Play

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.