Who will need the NZeTA after 1 October 2019?
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.
Is your home country one of the 60 visa waiver countries?
The following are visa waiver countries:
|Belgium||Hong Kong||Malta||Slovak Republic|
|Croatia||Japan||Oman||United Arab Emirates|
|Cyprus||Korea (South)||Poland||United Kingdom|
|Czech Republic||Kuwait||Portugal||United States|
|Denmark||Latvia (citizens only)||Qatar||Uruguay|
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 from October 2019.
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?
If you are a citizen of a non-Visa Waiver Country, such as India or China, you won't need the NZeTA - you will apply for a visitor visa online or via your embassy.
Australian citizens are also exempt. However, Australian permanent residents do need to apply for an eTA.
By now you will have figured out if the NZeTA is for you, so let's look at how to get one.