With the latest news coming from the New Zealand government, we got information that all citizens from the United States of America and The United Kingdom will require a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authorization in order to get into the country. What does this mean for those who like to travel regularly? Is it a good or a bad thing?
This article is entirely dedicated to answering this question, so if you are eager to learn more, feel free to continue reading until the end. Without further ado, here’s what you need to know.
What is the New Zealand Electronic Travel Authorization – NZeTA?
NZeTA is an electronic travel authorization that was launched by an Immigration Agency and with the support of the New Zealand’s Government in July 2019. In order to apply for a New Zealand ETA, you’ll need to provide a few personal documents and complete a very short online procedure which according to official-newzealand-eta.org should not take more than five minutes.
If you are wondering whether you can apply or not, we want to assure you that there’s nothing to worry about since on the official website for New Zealand ETA it is stated that every nationality can apply for NZeTA if you’re planning to travel by a Cruise Ship. For visiting New Zealand with a plane however, the rules are just slightly different, and you’ll have to be from a country that is a Visa Waiver or a Visa-Free Country.
How long does an NZeTA last after getting one?
Upon finishing the online application form, your submission will be taken for a review, which can take a day or two at most in order to be checked completely. If everything goes right, and in most cases it always does, you will be granted a New Zealand ETA which lasts for two years, and it can be used for multiple visits.
So, if you are someone who regularly travels to New Zealand, you should not worry that your NzeTA will “run out” of uses or something like that. It has unlimited uses and can be used as much as you want during those two years of eligibility.
You can apply for a New Zealand ETA from any device, such as a smartphone, tablet and a Personal Computer. If you’re approved, your NZeTA will be either mailed to you if you want a physical form of it, or you will receive it by E-Mail in your inbox as an electronic form.
What else should I know?
In order to get an NZeTA, you will need to have the following things when applying:
- A Valid Passport that isn’t expired or full
- A Valid personal E-Mail address that is entirely yours
- A Valid purpose of visiting that should be stated in the online application form
- A place to stay in New Zealand upon arriving in the country
- A legitimate and accepted method of payment to cover the fees included in the procedure
- No criminal records or anything similar that would restrict you to get inside the country
If you match all of the things listed above, you’ll be getting your NZeTA without any issues. Happy traveling!