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. 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 Immigration New Zealand's 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. The IVL costs NZD $35

For more information and to apply, please check www.immigration.govt.nz (external link)