New Zealand

Visa-Pre-Arrival, stay 3 months
For 59 passports
Posted: 2017-09-08 - Last updated 2020-10-03
Immigration New Zealand
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Region: Australia and New Zealand

Pandemic Travel Alert


Most recent update: 2020-09-11 - Limited Entry


General Policy
  1. Until further notice, entry denied to all travellers. New Zealand citizens and residents are excepted and allowed entry.
  2. On 11 September 2020 the criteria for overseas workers being allowed through the border was relaxed to allow businesses to access critical staff whose skills are not readily obtainable domestically. The government stated that the bar for being granted an exemption remains high.
  1. Immigration New Zealand
  2. "Border exception change comes into place"

COVID-19 Related Entry Requirements

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Pre-pandemic visa rules


Passport Validity
3 months beyond the period of intended stay
Electronic Visa
Other Documents
Must provide travel tickets or evidence of onward travel arrangements, and evidence of funds for maintenance
- Holders of confirmed onward tickets through Auckland (AKL) and a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) are permitted transit without visa in international transit area for up to 24 hours.
Dual Nationality
U.S. policy on dual nationality can be found here.

Additional Notes

  1. Starting 1 October 2019, New Zealand requires travellers planning to enter or transit on a passport issued by a "Visa Waiver Country or Territory" to get a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) and (at the same time) pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) before travel. The NZeTA and IVL are valid for multiple visits for up to 2 years.