Visa to New Zealand

A smooth New Zealand visa application process requires clear understanding of the step-by-step lodging procedure as well as the necessary set of the documents. Using our 15 years’ experience, iAdventure Escape Travel ensures that all your forms are in the right order and completed in accordance with the standards of The New Zealand Embassy, which minimizes the processing time and possibility of visa rejection.

We advise you to apply for a visa approximately 1 month in advance, but not earlier than 3 months. Usually, a visa is issued for a period of 3 months. However, for some types of New Zealand visa its validity can be 3 month or less; in this case it would be advisable to apply 4-5 weeks prior to your trip.

We offers assistance with the application process for the following categories of visas to New Zealand: Tourist Visa

NZeTA (Electronic Travel Authority) New Zealand!

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).

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.

Visiting New Zealand

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

 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.

Arriving by cruise ship

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.

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).

 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.

List of visa waiver countries and territories

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

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.

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About NZeTA

NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) is an electronic travel authorization that allows travelers from certain countries to visit New Zealand for short-term stays. The NZeTA is required for travelers from visa-waiver countries who are visiting New Zealand for tourism, business, or transit purposes.

To obtain an NZeTA, travelers must complete an online application and pay a fee. The application process typically takes about 10 minutes and requires travelers to provide basic personal information, such as their name, passport details, and contact information.

Once approved, the NZeTA is valid for two years or until the traveler’s passport expires, whichever comes first. It allows travelers to visit New Zealand multiple times within the validity period, as long as each visit is for a maximum of six months.

The NZeTA is not a visa and does not allow travelers to work or study in New Zealand. It is simply an authorization to enter the country for short-term stays.

If you are planning to visit New Zealand and are a citizen of a visa-waiver country, you will need to obtain an NZeTA before you travel. You can apply for an NZeTA online through the Immigration New Zealand website or through a mobile app. It is important to apply for your NZeTA well in advance of your trip to ensure that you have sufficient time to receive approval before your departure.

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