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Details on New Zealand Visa For US, European Citizens and Poland Citizens

January 13
19:37 2023


When it comes to international tourism, New Zealand has become one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Whether you want to enjoy a sunny beach, visit a volcano or even go on a glacier tour, our country has a lot to offer. New Zealand offers a wide range of tourist visas for people visiting the country for a short period of time. We are delighted to welcome visitors to New Zealand. If you are visiting family and friends or want to explore New Zealand, you will need a New Zealand tourist/visitor visa. Tourists can come to New Zealand from over 60 countries including the United States, all European Union member states, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and Japan with an eTA and a stay of up to 3 months. Cruise passengers of all nationalities can travel to New Zealand with an eTA instead of a visa. The visitor visa is valid if you are visiting New Zealand as a tourist, visiting family and friends or taking a short academic or business course. Travelers should consider all available options based on their needs. Before you travel to New Zealand, you should ensure that your passport is valid for at least three months beyond your intended date of departure.

Documents Required for the eTA New Zealand

  • They should have valid travel documents. Their passport should have at least 6 months of validity
  • Two recent photographs
  • A valid email address to receive the NZeTA in their Inbox.
  • You can use a debit or credit card to pay for the NZeTA fees.
  • They should have sufficient funds to sponsor their trip to the country. This should include an amount to stay in addition to funds for general needs.
  • They shouldn’t have any criminal case against them.


What is the Visa Waiver Program?

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of certain countries (known as Visa Waiver Countries) that have a Visa Waiver Agreement with New Zealand to travel to New Zealand for tourism, study or business purposes for stays of up to 90 years to travel days (or up to 6 months for UK citizens) without obtaining a visa.

How long does it take to obtain a New Zealand visa?

It usually takes between 2 and more than 15 days for a visa to be processed at the New Zealand embassy/consulate depending on which consulate we need to send the application to. The processing time of a visa depends on several factors and is subject to change without notice at the discretion of the consulate.

Can I print my NZETA in black and white?

Yes, you the visa can be printed in black and white.

Is New Zealand Eta valid for multiple visits?

Yes, New Zealand Electronic Travel Authorization (NZeTA) is valid for multiple entries during the period of its validity.

Do I need a New Zealand eTA?

There are about 60 nationalities that are allowed travel to New Zealand, these are called Visa-Free or Visa-Exempt. Nationals from these nationalities can travel/visit New Zealand without a visa for periods of up to 90 days.


If you are a US citizen wishing to travel to New Zealand, you should be aware that you will need a travel permit. Citizens of more than 170 countries, including the United States, can use the New Zealand eTA. For US citizens, applying for a New Zealand eTA is a quick and easy process. For US citizens, the NZeTA is the standard document most visitors receive before traveling to New Zealand. The New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) allows US citizens to travel there. The New Zealand eTA for Americans (also known as “NZeTA”) was established in 2019 to allow eligible US citizens to travel to New Zealand for transit, tourism or business purposes. Simply fill out a short online form. You can do this by visiting the official website. The NZeTA will be confirmed by email within a few working days at the latest.

Documents Required for US Citizens

  • A passport that is valid for at least three months from the planned date of arrival.
  • Arrival and departure dates.
  • To pay the appropriate eTA fees, you’ll need a valid credit or debit card.
  • A valid email address so you can receive your authorized New Zealand eTA in your Inbox.
  • A recent passport-style photograph of the applicant.


If you are planning to visit New Zealand for a short period of time you will need to apply for an NZeTA before you travel. New Zealand has a visa approval policy and according to its rules, all citizens of European Union countries can travel to New Zealand for up to 3 months without a visa and only with an ETA. A New Zealand visa from European Union is not optional but a mandatory requirement for all European Union citizens traveling to the country for short stays. A New Zealand Tourist ETA is an authorized electronic document that serves as a multiple entry visa waiver to New Zealand. Since July 2019, citizens of the European Union have required an eTA for New Zealand. The New Zealand visa for European citizens entitles you to a six-month visa-free stay in New Zealand. The requirements for an ETA for citizens of New Zealand visa-exempt countries are really simple.


  • Valid passport – you need to have a passport. Furthermore, you need to make sure that the passport is valid for at least another 6 months upon arrival.
  • Arrival and Departure Dates
  • Means of payment – You can use a credit or a debit card, but you can also pay using PayPal.
  • E-mail address – You will receive the ETA via e-mail in PDF format. Do not forget to print a few copies so that you have a couple of spares.


 Polish travelers wishing to visit New Zealand can register online for an NZeTA. The New Zealand Government of New Zealand has introduced a new electronic visa exemption, which has been a mandatory travel requirement for many countries since October 31, 2019. Polish passport holders are an eligible nationality to obtain an NZeTA visa waiver online before upon arrival in the country. The New Zealand Travel Authority is a mandatory requirement for entry into the country for citizens of visa-free countries, including Poland.  NZeTA is also required for Polish citizens transiting through New Zealand en route to another destination. The NZeTa is a mandatory travel document for Polish citizens wishing to visit New Zealand for tourism, pleasure or business purposes for up to 90 days per stay. The NZeTA visa waiver grants Polish holders’ multiple entries to New Zealand during its 2-year validity, with a maximum duration of 90 consecutive days per trip. The online NZeTA application process is easy to complete, fast and convenient for travelers and does not require a visit to a local embassy or consulate.


  • A valid passport with at least six months of validation.
  • An e-mail address so you can receive your approved eTA visa waiver in your Inbox.
  • A valid credit or debit card to pay for the online application and IVL fees.
  • Biographical details (photograph)

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