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New Zealand visa

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    Tourist E-visa ETA
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    Tourist visa
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A visa is required for this destination.

Currently there is a ban on all foreigners entering New Zealand. Visa service is not currently available.

Currently there is a ban on all foreigners entering New Zealand. Visa service is not currently available.

Applicants should only apply for this visa type if they cannot obtain an ETA

Applicants should only apply for this visa type if they cannot obtain an ETA

The visa will not be required until October 1st, 2019. Applicants should apply only if they are traveling after on or October 1st.

Embassy fee for Australian permanent residents is 8$.

Please apply for a Visitor Visa, if you meet one of the following criteria:

you are not an Australian permanent resident;

you are not travelling to New Zealand on a cruise ship;

you are not a transit passenger passing through Auckland International Airport on your way to or from Australia;

you are travelling to New Zealand for medical consultation or treatment;

you have been deported, removed or excluded from another country (not New Zealand);

you are currently prohibited from entering New Zealand following deportation from New Zealand in the past;

you have been convicted of any offence (in any country);

Fill out New Zealand Tourist E-visa ETA application form online

and provide digital copies of the following documents:
COVID-19 / Health Insurance for travel to New Zealand
  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's most recent monthly bank statement showing NZ$1000 per person per month or NZ$400 per person per month if accommodations have been prepaid (must provide proof of prepayment - hotel confirmation/voucher). The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Host Sponsorship Form. If you will be receiving financial support or accommodations from an individual in New Zealand, you must submit a completed Sponsorship Form for Visiting New Zealand. Your host needs to fill out the form and then take the form and supporting evidence to a person authorized to take a statutory declaration. Once the declaration has been authorized, the form and supporting evidence need to be sent to you to submit with your application.

  • Authorization Letter. Applicants must fill out this form in order for the visa to be processed. It can be found on the last page of the application form you download when completing the order or under "Download PDF."

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Business Support Letter. A support letter (soft copy acceptable) from the sending company in the United States which introduces the applicant, states the nature of the trip, and specifies the type and desired validity of the visa. Here is the sample format for this letter.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter (soft copy acceptable) from the sponsoring company in New Zealand. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of New Zealand, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in New Zealand.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa).

  • Authorization Letter. Applicants must fill out this form in order for the visa to be processed. It can be found on the last page of the application form you download when completing the order or under "Download PDF."

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Proof of onward travel from New Zealand. Acceptable documents include: a travel ticket, proof of sufficient funds to leave New Zealand in addition to funds to live on, or a Sponsorship Form for Temporary Entry completed by an acceptable sponsor.

  • Enrollment Letter. An Offer of Place from the educational institution in New Zealand. If returning for the same provider and program, a Letter of Enrollment.
    Please also provide evidence that tuition fees have been paid, will be covered by a government loan, or will be paid by the US government.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Business Support Letter. A support letter (soft copy acceptable) from the sending company in the United States which introduces the applicant, states the nature of the trip, and specifies the type and desired validity of the visa. Here is the sample format for this letter.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter (soft copy acceptable) from the sponsoring company in New Zealand. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of New Zealand, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in New Zealand.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa).

  • Authorization Letter. Applicants must fill out this form in order for the visa to be processed. It can be found on the last page of the application form you download when completing the order or under "Download PDF."

  • Original passport. Scanned copy of passport. A clear scan of the photo page and information pages of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Original passport. Scanned copy of passport. A clear scan of the photo page and information pages of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information

    New Zealand Tourist E-visa ETA fees for citizens of United States of America

    Type of visaValidity
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Processing
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    Embassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
    Single entry (90 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 1 year
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    10-21 business days
    Embassy fee:$266.00
    Service fee:$209.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$475.00
    $475.00
    Multiple entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 2 years
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    1-3 business days
    Embassy fee:$31.00
    Service fee:$59.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$90.00
    $90.00
    Multiple entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 2 years
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    1-3 business days
    Embassy fee:$31.00
    Service fee:$69.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$100.00
    $100.00
    Multiple entry (90 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 180 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    20 business days
    Embassy fee:$249.00
    Service fee:$139.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$388.00
    $388.00
    Multiple entry (90 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 180 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    20 business days
    Embassy fee:$249.00
    Service fee:$209.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$458.00
    $458.00
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    New Zealand COVID-19 travel restrictions

    • Entry is closed
      New Zealand's air and sea borders are closed for leisure travel. Only citizens, permanent residents, their partners and dependents may enter.

      Entry to New Zealand is allowed provided that a traveler is a partner, a dependent child, or a family member of a student or work visa holder; a temporary visa holder; a resident holder; critical health workers including their partner or independent children; students; ship crew and humanitarians. These groups must have a request to travel prior to entry.
      Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
      Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
      Negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before departure.
      📝Health form should be completed before check-in. All travelers must register first for travel.
      Upon arrival restrictions
      🏠Quarantine is required for 14 days in a government facility at their own costs. This does not apply to arrivals from Cook Islands.
      😷Masks are required on all public transport throughout New Zealand.
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