Who will need the NZeTA?
Citizens of a Visa Waiver Country
There are 60 countries who have a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand.
Citizens of all 60 visa waiver countries will need an NZeTA for New Zealand holidays lasting less than 3 months.
The following are visa waiver countries:
|Andorra||Finland||Lithuania (citizens only)||San Marino|
|Austria||Germany||Macau (with a Macau Special Administration Region Passport)||Seychelles|
|Belgium||Hong Kong (residents with HKSAR & British Nationals with Overseas passports only)||Malta||Slovak Republic|
|Chile||Italy||Norway||Taiwan (Permenant Resident)|
|Croatia||Japan||Oman||United Arab Emirates|
|Cyprus||Korea (South)||Poland||United Kingdom (with UK/British passport)|
|Czech Republic||Kuwait||Portugal (with right of permanent abode in Portugal)||United States|
|Denmark||Latvia (citizens only)||Qatar||Uruguay|
|Estonia (citizens only)||Liechtenstein||Romania||Vatican City|
Staying longer than 3 months? Visit Immigration New Zealand to find out which visa you need.
Cruise Ship Passengers
If you visit New Zealand on a cruise, you will need an NZeTA
If you are transiting (changing planes) to a final destination, you will need an NZeTA - even if you won't be leaving the airport.
Who DOESN'T need an NZeTA?
1. New Zealand and Australian Citizens do not require a NZeTA.
2. If you are a citizen of a non-Visa Waiver Country, such as India or China, you won't need the NZeTA - but you will need to apply for a visitor visa online or via your embassy.
By now you will have figured out if the NZeTA is for you, so let's look at how to get one.