New Zealand NZETA Travel Visa Information

Passport holders of certain countries and territories do not have to apply for a visa before they travel to NZ but must hold an

NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority).

They can request a NzeTA and visit for up to 3 months as a tourist or for a business travel – if you are a British citizen, up to 6 months.


You must hold this NZeTA before travelling to New Zealand, if you are from a visa waiver country, cruise ship passenger or permanent resident of Australia


With this visa you can:

  • Travel to New Zealand
  • 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 โ€” if you are from a visa waiver or transit visa waiver country.

List of visa waiver countries and territories:


Transit through New Zealand

If you are planning to transit through New Zealand to another country you must request an NZeTA before you travel if you:

  • hold a passport from a country on the list of transit visa waiver countries, or
  • are a citizen of a country on the list of visa waiver countries and territories, or
  • hold a current Australian permanent resident visa that allows you to return to Australia from overseas, or
  • regardless of nationality, your immediate or final destination after transiting New Zealand is Australia and you hold a current visa issued by the government of Australia to enter Australia, or
  • regardless of nationality, you are travelling from Australia โ€” including a person who began their journey outside Australia.

List of transit visa waiver countries:




If your travel purpose is not tourism, a different visa type will be required!

Please book a consultation session to determine your visa needs here:


Are your visiting the U.S. and also want to go to CANADA?

Most travellers need a visitor visa or an eTA to travel to, or transit through, Canada.


Most travellers need an ESTA visa to travel U.S.