Visitors can now request an NZeTA

The NZeTA will be mandatory for visitors from visa waiver countries from 1 October 2019.

The NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) has been launched by Immigration New Zealand (INZ).  

The NZeTA will be mandatory for visitors from visa waiver countries from 1 October 2019.

New Zealand and Australian passport holders or visitors who already have a valid New Zealand visa will not be required to have an NZeTA.

Visitors should allow up to 72 hours for their NZeTA request to be processed. Visitors who don’t hold and NZeTA when they check in for their flight or cruise from 1 October will not be able to board.

The NZeTA will cost NZD$9 via the mobile app and NZD$12 through the website. At the same time that a visitor requests their NZeTA, they will be charged the new NZD$35.00 International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). 

Travel agents and other travel professionals will be able to download the NZeTA mobile app or visit immigration.govt.nz to help their customers with NZeTA requests and NZeTA/IVL payments. Travel agents must be aware they will need to provide information about their customer’s criminal conviction history and whether they are seeking medical treatment in New Zealand as part of the NZeTA request. Travel agents must have the traveller’s consent for this.

More information on the NZeTA is available at https://nzeta.immigration.govt.nz/.