Immigration New Zealand (external link) (INZ) is the government agency responsible for establishing New Zealand immigration policies.

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In general, you will need a visa if you wish to:

The Immigration New Zealand (external link) website provides comprehensive information in English about visa requirements when coming to New Zealand including information on:

New travel requirements for visitors to NZ

The New Zealand Government has introduced a new travel requirement for some visitors and transit passengers. It's called the NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) and travellers need to request theirs via the official mobile app or website. Approval can take up to 72 hours, so get yours before you go.

The NZeTA is required for travel from 1 October 2019.

Visit the NZETA page on the Immigration New Zealand (external link) to find out if you need one, and for more nformaton about the NZeTA.

New process from 1 October 2019 / Nouvelles procédures depuis le 1 Octobre 2019 - NZeTA

Pour consulter la fiche en français expliquant la nouvelle procédure mise en place au 1er octobre 2019 pour l’entrée sur le territoire néo-zélandais, cliquez ici. [PDF, 160 KB]

IMPORTANT: Since October 1st 2019, visitors coming from visa waiver countries like France and therefore New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Wallis and Futuna have to obtain an NZeTA to allow their entrance in New Zealand.

To require your NZeTA, please use the following link: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/about-visa/nzeta (external link) and click on REQUEST AN NZETA at the bottom of the screen.

If you wish to enquire about your request status, please use the following link: https://nzeta.immigration.govt.nz/check-status (external link)

If you want to check if you need a visitor visa or an NZeTA, please use the following link:https://www.govt.nz/browse/immigration-and-visas/visitor-visas-and-the-nzeta/check-if-you-need-a-visitor-visa-or-an-nzeta/ (external link)

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