VISA INFORMATION FOR ENTRY INTO NEW ZEALAND: Important Information

We are pleased to say we have finally received information from the New Zealand immigration department regarding visa requirements for entry into New Zealand (quoted below).

We would appreciate it if all our travellers would complete this process at their earliest convenience. Please allow up to 72 hours for processing. Your visa will be valid for two years. 

Does New Zealand Require a Visa?

From 1 October 2019, there is a mandatory requirement for British passport holders to obtain an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) when travelling to New Zealand. 

As the UK is a visa waiver country, new rules are coming in to place that require you to hold an NZeTA before you travel. 

New Zealand Visas: How To Apply

Applying for an NZeTA is a simple online process (website below) that takes just a few minutes. You will need your passport, credit card and an email address (you can only apply for one person at a time). It costs $12 NZD to obtain an NZeTA when you apply online at:

https://nzeta.immigration.govt.nz/  

You can also download a free app to your mobile phone in order to apply (search for NZeTA in Google Play or the App Store). You can use the app to scan your passport to instantly upload your details and scan your credit or debit card for ease of payment. 

The NZeTA is electronically linked to your passport, which means you will need to travel with the same passport you use when you apply for and obtain your NZeTA. 

Other nationality passport holders should check with the relevant embassy. 

What Does an NZeTA Cost?

The NZeTA costs $9 NZD via the app, or $12 NZD if completed online.

Alongside this, New Zealand have also introduced an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL), which funds tourism infrastructure and helps to protect the natural environment. This levy applies to most visitors into New Zealand and will cost $35. 

When you apply for your NZeTA, the levy charge (IVL) will be added to the overall total at the time of payment. 

Please note: If you experience any issues with the website while using your current browser, then we recommend trying an alternative browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox. For any other problems with Visa accreditation please phone the office.

Visa requirements apply to all our Tailor- Made Holidays and Small Group Journeys. 

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