New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA)

 

Some visitors and transit passengers to New Zealand need to obtain a NZeTA before 1 October 2016. Without this card, you will be refused boarding. This card allows immigration authorities to perform enhanced border security checks and speed up the immigration process. This card is free to obtain. You can download it from the Immigration New Zealand website and follow the instructions to apply for one.

Visa-waiver:

NZeTA is a travel document that grants you a visa-free stay for up to three months in New Zealand. It is valid for people from the United States, Canada, the European Union, Australia, and many other countries. Those not citizens of a visa-waiver country must obtain a valid visa to visit New Zealand. The visa waiver can be obtained for $17 if you complete the application on a mobile phone or $23 online.

Transit:

Whether traveling to New Zealand for business or pleasure, you must have a NZeTA to enter the country. You can get your eTA online. However, it is important to note that you will need your passport number to get your NzeTA. This will ensure that you can board the plane and enter the country. Incorrect information will result in the denial of your application.

For example, if you are a British citizen and hold an Australian permanent residency card, you can apply for the NzeTA. Otherwise, you need to apply for a transit visa. This type of visa is necessary if you plan to enter New Zealand for less than four months.

Border security:

The New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) is a new security measure to help secure the country’s borders. It will allow the government to screen visitors’ off-shore for biosecurity and immigration risks. It will help improve travelers’ awareness and bring the border into line with international best practices.

The NZeTA is free for New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. Visitors to the country are also required to register with the website or mobile app, which costs NZ$9 or $12 if they want to do so online.

Facilitation:

If you’re coming to New Zealand for the first time, you’ll want to apply for a NZeTA visa before you fly. The online application process is straightforward and will ask you to submit basic personal information. This includes your passport details and your travel plans. You can pay for your NZeTA visa online with a debit or credit card.

By Mathew