How To Apply New Zealand ETA? Do It Online in 3 Steps!

A beautiful blog is written by Sin Yee (A Sabahan who is currently based in KL, MY. I blog mainly in food, beauty, and lifestyle). She has shared her online NZeTA application which was obtained from our agency. We hope this is helpful for others as well.

NZeTA Malaysia

When talking about New Zealand, what are the things in your mind? For me, NZ is a wonderful land of nature. I love humble and loving people, which Kiwi has~ And it is not overcrowding where LOHAS travelers would love it. I know quite a number of friends who visited NZ, and some have the chance to join the Work & Travel program in NZ. But for for myself, I have never visited there and I hope to go soon. Yet, we are all stuck at home now due to the Covid-19 epidemic. Well, it can’t stop me preparing my “Travel the world” dream. I have planned few trips that I wish I could go after the epidemic and one of them is to travel to New Zealand. So, I have done some studies and found that we need to apply ETA even Malaysia is listed as one of the visa waiver countries.

New Zealand ETA is like an electronic travel pass for travelers from visa waiver countries. It is first launched in August 2019 and is a mandatory entry document since October 2019.

Meanwhile, there are 2 types of NZ ETA:

1. Visit ETA – For whom are visiting New Zealand for up to 3 months. Regardless you will be arriving NZ by plane or you are flying to NZ to join a cruise trip, as long as you are entering NZ, you need to get this visit ETA.

2. Transit ETA – For those who are passing through New Zealand on your way to another country and do not plan to stay, you would have to apply for transit ETA. Please note that 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.

FYI, New Zealand ETA is valid for 2 years and can be used for multiple visits. And the great thing is you do not have to walk into embassy to apply the ETA. What you need to do is to apply it online. And here I am going to recommend the agency that I always engage with when applying my visa/ETA – iAdventure Escape Tours And Travel Sdn Bhd.

iAdventure Escape Tours And Travel Sdn Bhd is a registered travel agency. They have a physical center but you don’t have to walk-in in order to apply. So don’t ask me is this legit (like people who doubt me for years since I shared Aus Visa Application with only RM25)! Yes, it is!

Well, NZ ETA is not as cheap as Australia’s one.. It starts from USD 40~~

Now, let’s dive in to apply the New Zealand ETA…

Step 1: Go to https://www.nzeta.my/ and click “Request an ETA”

Step 2:  Fill in your details. Click “Continue” to fill in all the details and “Submit”.

Note: Make sure all are correct before submission.

Step 3: Click “Continue to payment” to make your payment directly.

Note: After payment is made, you will be redirected to the following page. Please remember your reference number. It is recommended to screenshot for reference.

Basically, after these 3 steps above, you will receive a confirmation email, stating that your application is in progress.

The application takes up to 72 hours to complete (depending on the package you take as well) and you will then receive another email update (application success or failure).

If your application is approved, then you can download the ETA through the link provided. I do recommend you to print it out so you can show it if (touch wood) any issue happens when you are entering NZ.

Okay~ That’s all for the sharing this round. Hope this simple guide helps~

Find/Follow iAdventure Escape Tours And Travel Sdn Bhd at:

Address: Level-8.03, Menara TA One, 22, Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603-2164 5555
WhatsApp: 012-222 3800
Fax: +603-2181 8481
Email: [email protected]
Company Website: https://www.iae.travel
Facebook: New Zealand ETA

CREDITS

This blog originally posted on https://www.iamsinyee.com/nzeta/
Thanks to Sin Yee ([email protected])

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Free Russian Visa for Malaysian

VISIT ST. PETERSBURG AND THE LENINGRAD REGION WITH AN E-VISA!

Starting from October 1, 2019, nationals of 51 foreign States may be granted an e-visa to enter the Russian Federation through air, naval, automobile, and pedestrian checkpoints located in the territory of Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad region.

PLEASE NOTE: Entry and exit on an e-visa by means of rail transport is currently unavailable.

1. How much does it cost?
Answer: Its 100% free when you apply yourself in the Russian government website.

2. How to find the Russian government website for making an application?
Answer: Please visit here

Regular Russian Visa, Sticker Type

Since visitors can not travel to many cities due to the e-visa policy and restriction, its always better to apply a regular Russian Visa so that you can travel with a peace of mind.

Please watch the video below and our visa executive has given the full details how to apply a Russian Visa from Malaysia.

How does the e-visa work?

Submitting Russian Visa Application at the Visa Center

We understand that filling up the Russian visa application form is just not easy as Australia Visa application, so you can get our full support including picking up your passport from house or office and returning back with a Russian visa in it.

Finding our office is very easy. We are located at 22 Jalan P Ramlee which is the same row as Beach club or right in front of the KLCC Twin tower. Our office is in Menara TA One. Visit us there at Level 8 and unit number 3. See the google map below.

IADVENTURE ESCAPE TOURS AND TRAVEL SDN. BHD.
ROC: 1105482-D / KKPL No: 7849
Level-8.03, Menara TA One,
22, Jalan P. Ramlee,

50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Phone: +603-2164 5555    
Fax: +603-2181 8481
Whatsapp: +60122223800

To check this agency valid travel agency license issued by Ministry of Tourism Malaysia, Click here

They are also member of Malaysian Travel Agency Association, view their membership info, Click here

Information about Russian Embassy and their daily updates / notice

 
Embassy of the Russian Federation
No. 263, Jalan Ampang,
Taman U Thant,
50450 Kuala Lumpur,

Telephone:
 (+603) 4256-3949 
Fax: (+603) 4252-9139 
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: https://malaysia.mid.ru/
 

Dear Applicants,

 

Due to the worsening epidemiological situation in Malaysia and the inability to fully ensure safety for the health of visitors, Consular department of the Embassy would suspend provision of consular, notarial, and visa services since March 17, 2020.

Consultations on consular issues can be obtained from 09.30 to 13.00 and from 14.00 to 16.00 by phone +60342563949 or email [email protected].

These temporary measures are taken due to the special circumstances and aim to protect the health of visitors.

We will immediately inform about the resumption of regular arrangements.

We appreciate Your understanding.

THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS WEBSITE COULD BE MODIFIED AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE AND COULD NOT BE USED FOR LAWFUL PURPOSES THE ABOVE LIST IS NOT COMPREHENSIVE.

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS OF PROOF MAY BE REQUESTED IN INDIVIDUAL CASES.

OFFICE HOURS 09.30–13.00

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Visa issues, Notary services (Legalization, Certification of a true copy, Certified Translation, Signature Authentication) and other.
  • Tuesday, Thursday: Russian Passports, Power of Attorney Authentication, Parental Consent for minors (by appointment).

The Embassy will be closed on Russian National Holidays.

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How To Apply an Australia ETA Visa at Home For Only RM25?

Update 8 April 2020: Latest news from iAdventure Escape Tours And Travel Sdn Bhd, the charge is RM25/pax!

Update 6 March 2019: For visa verification, please read: https://www.australiavisa.my/visa-verification

Update 3 May 2018: I just came back from Adelaide, Australia on 1 May. Applied for a visa from this website again, it is RM25/pax. Entering smoothly with the ETA. No question from the immigration officer. Please go ahead and apply. BTW, the website interface has changed but still easy to use. Happy holiday!

Update 29 Aug  2017:  Nur, a reader on this blog post mentioned she walked-in to apply for 9 pax’s visa. You may check her comment below. She provided the full address and website of the travel agent (which is also the one I have introduced here). For those who worry the website is a scam, please walk-in and get it done at the office. The price is the same, RM25/pax.

**For whom would like to know where to check your visa validity, I apologize that I do not know any. You may ask Mr. Google for assistance.

Update 11 Aug 2017: A friend of mine has visited Perth this early July. She applied through the website I introduced here. No issue going in and coming out from Australia. Still, the same answer, if you are worrying this is a scam, DO NOT apply!

Update 9 Jun 2017: 
These 2 years, I have received tons of comments and IMs, as well as e-mail asking me is this a scam? My answer is still the same!!!! For me, this is NOT a scam!!!!! Again, I would like to highlight the following:

1. This is NOT an advertorial post. I share my personal experience of how I apply my visa to AUS.

2. Commenters who asked if this is a scam under this post have no update if they have an issue even though I tried to follow-up. So, I can only assume they do not have an issue.

3. No complaint/feedback at all from readers telling me, they couldn’t enter AUS after applying for a visa through the agent. The only feedback I have gotten is the application fee has increased from RM20 to RM25 now.

4. DO NOT apply, if you really worry and think this is a scam. As said, I didn’t face any issue to enter AUS, and no feedback saying they couldn’t enter AUS. So, if you do not trust it, DO NOT apply. Head to the Embassy and apply it is the safest way.
If you encounter any problem to enter AUS because of the visa is not valid, please please please let me know so I can update here and avoid others to apply through the agent in future. 

Update 21 Nov 2015: Received emails, IMs and comments, possibly you are also worried if this company is valid. FYI, I went to Perth on 14 Nov and return to KL on 20 Nov. No issue happened. So, go ahead reading the guide below on applying for Australia Visa with only RM25! If you still need bits of help, do not hesitate to shot me a message!

Despite weak currency, we still love traveling. I have booked tickets to Perth, Australia which will be in the coming November. In this post, I am going to show you how to apply for Australia Visa at home. Guess what? It is only RM25!   It is not the first time I will be traveling to Australia; however, the first time to settle visa myself. I have been asking around on how my friends apply. One of them applied via walk-in. Another one applied online. Googled it and found iAdventure Escape Tours And Travel Sdn Bhd. I was shocked that it is only RM25/person! Remember my parents paid RM50 last time and I checked the embassy website saying to have AUD20. It is unbelievably cheap! I admit I thought it was a scam; so checked their review and also WhatsApp for inquiry. Finally, I decided to take it. Below are the steps to apply for Australia Visa at home.

Step 1: Go to https://www.australiavisa.my

https://www.australiavisa.my/

Step 2: Click “Apply Now” from the menu bar.

https://www.australiavisa.my/

Step 3: Fill in your details. Make sure all are correct before submitting them. Click “Submit ETA” at the bottom. Note – Date format is DD/MM/YYYY

https://www.australiavisa.my/

Step 4: After submitting, the website will take you to the “Payment Page”. You can pay via credit card. If you do not have a credit card, call them at +603-21645555 and get Bank account details. You must send your payment details to the agency’s email at [email protected]

https://www.australiavisa.my/

Step 5: After the success of the payment, you will be seeing the confirmation page along with the Application ID (AVSxxxxxx). If you submit the application with the business hours (MONDAY – FRIDAY 9 am to 6 pm) then you can expect the approval within the same days before 11 pm. Otherwise, expect within 24 hours. Australia ETA also has an express application service for higher fees of RM50 and ETA approval comes within 1 hour.

Hope this simple guide helps the miserable one. I have compared a few agencies, iAdventure Escape Tours And Travel Sdn Bhd is the cheapest! Their response was fast too when I asked them questions. If you are going to Australia or you know one who is going to Australia, don’t forget to share them the awesome news of applying for Australia Visa at such a cheap price.

IADVENTURE ESCAPE TOURS AND TRAVEL SDN. BHD.
ROC: 1105482-D / KKPL No: 7849
Level-8.03, Menara TA One, 22, Jalan P. Ramlee,
50250 Kuala Lumpur. (Click here for map)
Phone: +603-2164 5555     Fax: +603-2181 8481

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How to verify an Australian ETA Visa?

Despite cheap Australia ETA fees of RM25, it’s easy to think that might this Australia ETA could be a scam/fake or not valid to travel. I do not blame you because if I am in your shoes, I’ll think the same. So, how to do the verification to know if the ETA is valid or not?

First of all, what does an Australia ETA visa look like? Here it is…

australia eta visa verification
Australia eta visa verification

General Information

If you have received a confirmation e-mail from us, then you are now approved to travel to Australia. However, some customers wish to verify their visas. This is NOT necessary, as you are now electronically stored in the immigration system. The response that we are given (looks like this) is a direct response from Australian immigration regarding your visa status and is proof that your visa is valid.

However, the following agencies can also verify your visa:

  1. Any Australian Embassy
  2. Any Australian Visa Office. (Full list here)
  3. Your Airline ; upon obtaining the boarding pass at the counter
  4. Travel Agency who issued Flight ticket

Please note that your airline will automatically check the status of your visa at the airport before you depart. Since they are capable of both issuing and amending visas, this assures you and other travelers that you cannot be stranded at the airport.

Reference Numbers

We do not provide a reference number to be used on the government site, they are only given to applicants who use the government site itself. The reference number is used by the government for their customers to check the status of their visa. However, we eliminate this extra step to save our customer’s time, by sending out an approval confirmation e-mail as soon as the visa is approved in the ETA system.

The government help section lists this information in the pictures below. Or, you can read further information on the Department of Immigration site here.

VEVO

The Department of Immigration’s VEVO system is used by schools, organizations, and companies to check the status of potential employees, students, or researchers on the status of their visas. This is widely used to determine the eligibility of these people to begin research, studies, or work.

The VEVO system is not used to check the status of short-term tourist visas. The Reference, Grant, or other numbers that the system asks for are not provided for a subclass 601 ETA tourist visa.


Australia ETA RM25

https://www.australiavisa.my/

My Australia ETA has been Rejected, what should I do now?

There could be a number of reasons why Australian immigration will not approve this visa, so our suggestion is to contact them by following these instructions. 

The Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur has a new, dedicated email address for all matters relating to ETA applications. 

ETA Applications referred to the Australian High Commission

If your application for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) was lodged online (via www.eta.immi.gov.au/ETAS3/etas) or through a travel agent and you received a system message advising you to “refer to Embassy”, you will need to send the following MANDATORY information to the Department.

ETA Application Requirements

  1. Completed ETA Additional Information Request Form (click here to download the form); and
  2. A copy of the ETA applicant’s passport biodata page (the page with the passport holder’s details and photo) and passport observation page; and
  3. A copy of the screenshot of the ETA referral screen (if available).

The Department also requires you to provide additional information to determine that you genuinely intend to visit Australia for tourism or business visitor purposes.  You are required to provide:

1.         A statement and itinerary regarding your intended stay in Australia.  Please include evidence of any arrangements made (if any).

2.         A list of your immediate family members (including full names and dates of birth), indicating which of these family members will be traveling with you.

3.         Please provide details of other traveling companions or people accompanying you on the trip other than family members.  Please include their full name and date of birth.

4.         Provide details of all family, friends and contacts in Australia.  Please include their full names and dates of birth. Please indicate if they are Australian citizens or permanent residents.  If not, please indicate visa status and reason for their stay in Australia.

5.         Evidence of your employment. This should be:

a.         A statement from the employer that indicating your annual salary and that you have approved leave for your travel to Australia, or

b.         If you and/or your sponsor are self-employed, business registration documents and financial records for the business (such as bank statements).

If you are not employed, please provide other evidence of your financial capacity or evidence from the person who supports you (including evidence of your relationship with that person).

6.         Bank statements showing at least the previous two months’ transactions.  Please include all bank accounts that you and/or your sponsor hold.

Applications that do not include the above material will experience delays, or may be decided on the basis of material already before the Department of Home Affairs.

You must e-mail a complete application to [email protected].

If you need further information, please contact:
Australia ETA Visa Malaysia
Level-8.03, Menara TA One
22, Jalan P.Ramlee,
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Phone: +603-2164 5555
Google Map: https://g.page/australiaetavisa?gm
Web: https://www.australiavisa.my/
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AustraliaETA

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