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New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority

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About The NZeTA

General Information

The New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority is valid for up to two years.

You can enter the country multiple times during the validity period, giving you plenty of flexibility and time to explore!

With a NZeTA you can visit New Zealand for up to three months at a time, or up to six months for UK citizens.

You can secure your New Zealand ETA visa online with Visa First.

Simply check out the requirements below to find out if you’re eligible.

Visa First will take care of your visa application from start to finish.


You can apply for this visa if:

  • Hold a passport from an eligible country
  • If you are a cruise ship passenger - regardless of your nationality
  • Or a permanent resident of Australia

In order to apply for this visa you will be required to provide a number of documents. These may include:

  • A valid passport
  • Be in a state of good health
  • Good character
  • Have at least NZ$1,000 for each month that you intend to stay in New Zealand
  • Your return tickets must be purchased and paid for before you travel to New Zealand
  • And more…
New Zealand ETA Visa Processing Time

It can take of up to 72 hours for your NZ ETA to be approved


New Zealand eTA cost starts from

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