From 1 October 2019, visitors from visa-waiver countries (includes UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and much of Europe amongst others) must request an Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) prior to coming to New Zealand. It costs NZD $9 on the free app, or NZD $12 if completed online. You must also pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). The IVL costs NZD $35 and is paid at the same time as the NZeTA. Allow up to 72 hours for processing, but it could take as little as 10 minutes.

For more information on the ETA and IVL, visit Immigration New Zealand.

Before travelling to New Zealand, you need to make sure your passport is valid for at least three months longer than your expected departure date. If you come from a country that needs a New Zealand visa to enter, please be sure to apply in advance.

If you are from a visa waiver country, you do not have to apply for a visa before you travel to New Zealand provided you’re in good health and of good character. You need to show you are a genuine visitor, have enough money for your stay and a travel ticket out of New Zealand to a country you have the right to enter.

Please visit the New Zealand immigration website for further information.