NZ Visa

New travel rules for New Zealand – introducing the NZeTA

Immigration New Zealand is introducing a new travel requirement for some visitors and transit passengers. From 1 October 2019, they will need an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) before traveling to New Zealand.

From 1 October, travelers who need an NZeTA and attempt to travel without one will be denied boarding.

The primary purpose of introducing the NZeTA is to enable enhanced border security checks to prevent individuals who may pose a potential security risk entering New Zealand. It will also help reduce the time needed for border clearance.

The NZeTA costs NZD$9 when requested via the mobile app and NZD$12 when requested through At the same time that a visitor requests their NZeTA, they will be charged the new NZD$35 International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL).

To learn more about the NZeTA, and who needs one, visit

Who doesn't need an NZeTA

New Zealand and Australian citizens do not need an NZeTA. Those who already hold a valid visa for New Zealand also do not need an NZeTA.