Information on NZeTA and Visas
Applying for New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA)
From 1 October 2019, visitors from visa waiver countries (external link) (including Korean nationals) travelling to or transiting in New Zealand require an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority).
You can request your NZeTA via the official NZeTA mobile app (downloadable from App Store and Google Play) or website (external link). Approval for the NZeTA can take up to 72 hours, so do remember to apply for it well in advance. The NZeTA requested via the NZeTA mobile app will cost NZ$9 and the NZeTA requested via the website form will cost NZ$12.
Additionally all visitors (except Australian citizens), are required to pay the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). The IVL is aimed at maintaining and protecting the tourism infrastructure and natural environment in New Zealand. It will cost NZ$35 and is payable at the same time you request the NZeTA.
Both the NZeTA and IVL are valid for multiple entries over two years.
For more information please visit this website (external link).
Applying for Visas
Immigration New Zealand (external link) (INZ) is the government agency responsible for establishing New Zealand immigration policies.
In general, you will need a visa if you wish to:
- visit as a tourist (external link)
- work temporarily (external link)
- have a working holiday (external link)
- reside permanently (external link)
- study (external link)
The Immigration New Zealand (external link) website provides comprehensive information in English about visa requirements when coming to New Zealand including information on:
- Forms and guides (external link)
- Fees (external link)
- Doctors for immigration medicals (external link)
- Where to lodge your application (external link)
- Visa-free countries (external link)
Visa Application Centre (VAC)
Visa applications should be sent to the New Zealand Visa Application Centre in Seoul. All applications should be lodged in person or by mail to:
New Zealand Visa Application Centre
5F Danam Building, 10 Sowol-Ro, Jung-Gu
Seoul, South Korea (04527)
5F Danam Building, Namdaemun-Ro 5Ga 120, Jung-Gu
Seoul, South Korea (100-704)
Phone: +82 2 779 8752
Website: New Zealand Visa Application Centre (external link)
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 2.00pm
Call Centre Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 3.00pm
The VAC will charge a visa facilitation fee (plus VAT) per application. The visa facilitation fee should be submitted with each application along with the relevant visa application fee. Application, facilitation and courier fees can be paid in cash (if submitting the application in person) or by bank transfer (if submitting the application by mail). Visa fees can be found here (external link).