Visa waiver countries and territories

Passport holders of some countries and territories do not have to apply for a visa before they travel to NZ but must hold an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority).

Visiting New Zealand

If you plan to visit New Zealand for a short period, you must request an NZeTA before you travel if you:

  • travel on a passport from a country on the list of visa waiver countries and territories
  • leave for New Zealand on or after 1 October 2019, and
  • are visiting for up to 3 months — or, if you are a British citizen, up to 6 months.

NZeTA

Coming to New Zealand for medical help

If you are from a visa waiver country or territory, and coming to New Zealand for a medical consultation or treatment, you must apply for a visa.

Medical Treatment Visitor Visa

List of visa waiver countries and territories

The following are visa waiver countries and territories.

Andorra
Argentina
Austria
Bahrain
Belgium
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia — citizens only
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong — residents with HKSAR or British National–Overseas passports only
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Korea — South
Kuwait
Latvia — citizens only
Liechtenstein
Lithuania — citizens only
Luxembourg

Macau — only if you have a Macau Special Administrative Region passport
Malaysia
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Monaco
Netherlands
Norway
Oman
Poland
Portugal — if you have the right to live permanently in Portugal
Qatar
Romania
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan — if you are a permanent resident
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom — if you have the right to reside permanently in the United Kingdom
United States of America — including USA nationals
Uruguay
Vatican City