NZeTA Overview

Passport holders of some countries and territories do not have to apply for a visa before they travel to New Zealand but must hold an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority).

Visiting New Zealand

If you plan to visit New Zealand for a short period, you must request an NZeTA before you travel if you:

  • * travel on a passport from a country on the list of visa waiver countries and territories
  • * are visiting for up to 3 months — or, if you are a British citizen, up to 6 months.
  • * Approved NZeTA valid up to 2 years.

List of visa waiver countries and territories

The following are visa waiver countries and territories but must apply an NZeTA


NZeTA Visa Austria

Austria

NZeTA Visa Andorra

Andorra

NZeTA Visa Argentina

Argentina

NZeTA Visa Belgium

Belgium

NZeTA Visa Bulgaria

Bulgaria

NZeTA Visa Bahrain

Bahrain

NZeTA Visa Brazil

Brazil

NZeTA Visa Brunei

Brunei

NZeTA Visa Cyprus

Cyprus

NZeTA Visa Croatia

Croatia

NZeTA Visa Czech Republic

Czech Republic

NZeTA Visa Canada

Canada

NZeTA Visa Chile

Chile

NZeTA Visa Denmark

Denmark

NZeTA Visa Estonia

Estonia

NZeTA Visa Finland

Finland

NZeTA Visa France

France

NZeTA Visa Germany

Germany

NZeTA Visa Greece

Greece

NZeTA Visa Hungary

Hungary

NZeTA Visa Hong Kong

Hong Kong

NZeTA Visa Ireland

Ireland

NZeTA Visa Italy

Italy

NZeTA Visa Iceland

Iceland

NZeTA Visa Israel

Israel

NZeTA Visa Japan

Japan

NZeTA Visa Kuwait

Kuwait

NZeTA Visa Latvia

Latvia

NZeTA Visa Lithuania

Lithuania

NZeTA Visa Luxembourg

Luxembourg

NZeTA Visa Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

NZeTA Visa Malta

Malta

NZeTA Visa Macau

Macau

NZeTA Visa Malaysia

Malaysia

NZeTA Visa Mauritius

Mauritius

NZeTA Visa Mexico

Mexico

NZeTA Visa Monaco

Monaco

NZeTA Visa Netherlands

Netherlands

NZeTA Visa Norway

Norway

NZeTA Visa Oman

Oman

NZeTA Visa Poland

Poland

NZeTA Visa Portugal

Portugal

NZeTA Visa Qatar

Qatar

NZeTA Visa Romania

Romania

NZeTA Visa Slovakia

Slovakia

NZeTA Visa Slovenia

Slovenia

NZeTA Visa Spain

Spain

NZeTA Visa Sweden

Sweden

NZeTA Visa San Marino

San Marino

NZeTA Visa Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

NZeTA Visa Seychelles

Seychelles

NZeTA Visa Republic of South Korea

South Korea

NZeTA Visa Switzerland

Switzerland

NZeTA Visa Taiwan

Taiwan

NZeTA Visa United Kingdom

UK

NZeTA Visa United Arab Emirates

UAE

NZeTA Visa United States

United States

NZeTA Visa Uruguay

Uruguay

NZeTA Visa Vatican City

Vatican City

List of transit visa waiver countries

Citizens of some countries do not have to apply for a visa before passing through New Zealand as a transit passenger but must request an NZeTA.


NZeTA Visa Bahamas

Bahamas

new zealand Visa Bermuda

Bermuda

new zealand Visa Bolivia

Bolivia

new zealand Visa Colombia

Colombia

new zealand Visa Costa Rica

Costa Rica

new zealand Visa Ecuador

Ecuador

new zealand Visa Federated States of Micronesia

Micronesia

new zealand Visa Indonesia

Indonesia

new zealand Visa Kiribati

Kiribati

new zealand Visa Nauru

Nauru

new zealand Visa Palau

Palau

new zealand Visa Panama

Panama

new zealand Visa Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

new zealand Visa Paraguay

Paraguay

new zealand Visa Peru

Peru

new zealand Visa Philippines

Philippines

new zealand Visa Republic of Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands

new zealand Visa Samoa

Samoa

new zealand Visa Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands

new zealand Visa Thailand

Thailand

new zealand Visa Tonga

Tonga

new zealand Visa Tuvalu

Tuvalu

new zealand Visa Vanuatu

Vanuatu

new zealand Visa Venezuela

Venezuela

Transit Passengers

If you are passing through New Zealand on your way to another country, find out if you need a visa or an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority).

Transit through New Zealand

If you plan to visit New Zealand for a short period, you must request an NZeTA before you travel if you:

  • * If you pass through New Zealand on your way to another country and do not plan to stay you are called a transit passenger.
  • * As a transit passenger you can only travel through Auckland International Airport where you must stay in the transit area of the airport or on board your craft.
  • * Depending on the passport you travel on you may need to request an NZeTA or apply for a Transit Visa before you travel.
  • * If you plan to leave the airport and visit New Zealand you may have to apply for a visa before you travel.

Arriving by cruise ship

If you are flying to New Zealand to join your cruise, you must have:

Transit through New Zealand

If you plan to visit New Zealand for a short period, you must request an NZeTA before you travel if you:

  • If you are flying into New Zealand to join your cruise, you must have:
  • * an NZeTA if you are from a visa waiver country, or
  • * a visa if you are from a country that requires a visa to visit New Zealand.

Things to note

  • * Travel to New Zealand without first applying for a visa — if you are from a visa waiver country, a cruise ship passenger or a permanent resident of Australia.
  • * Pass through Auckland International Airport as a transit passenger on the way to or from Australia.
  • * Pass through Auckland International Airport as a transit passenger on the way to another country — if you are from a visa waiver or transit visa waiver country.
  • * Get someone to help you with your NZeTA request — you will need to tell them about your criminal conviction history and whether you are seeking medical treatment in New Zealand.