6. NZeTA Policy for residents of Visa Waiver countries
From 1 October 2019, Certain visitors and transit passengers to New Zealand must have an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) and pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy before travelling to New Zealand.
- The NZeTA is required for travel from 1 October 2019 for residents of Visa Waiver countries. The NZeTA request system will be available from July 2019.
- Passengers should request their NZeTA well in advance of their trip to New Zealand. It can take up to 72 hours to approve the NZeTA. Passengers who do not hold an NZeTA when they check in for their flight will not be allowed to board.
- You do not need an NZeTA to travel to New Zealand if you:
- already hold a valid New Zealand visa
- are a New Zealand citizen travelling on:
a. a New Zealand passport, or
b. a foreign passport with an endorsement — for example, to say you are a permanent resident or citizen of New Zealand
- are an Australian citizen travelling on an Australian passport.
- NZD$9 for requests submitted using the Immigration NZ mobile app
- NZD$12 for requests using the NZ Immigration website form.
- The IVL costs NZD$35 for each person travelling to New Zealand and is charged in the same transaction as the NZeTA
- The NZeTA and IVL are valid for multiple visits and up to 2 years.