Legal Disclaimer

The Government of New Zealand and the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) Immigration and Tourism section, ensures that its jurisdiction functions well within wider labor marketplace, commercial, society, community, and safety and security contexts to improve New Zealanders’ well-being.

The MBIE selects foreign nationals as permanent and temporary residents of New Zealand. They also offer protection to refugees. MBIE creates, develops and administers New Zealand’s admissibility policy, which sets the conditions for entering and remaining in New Zealand. The Government of New Zealand (GNZ) also conducts, in collaboration with its partners, the screening of potential permanent and temporary residents to protect New Zealander’s wellbeing, health, safekeeping, and security. Essentially, the GNZ and the MBIE build a robust and vigorous New Zealand by assisting immigrants and refugees settle and completely assimilate into the New Zealand society and the economy, and by inspiring, encouraging and enabling New Zealand citizenship.

A New Zealand electronic Travel Authority or “eTA”. applies to all citizens of visa-exempt countries, who wish to fly to, or transit through, a New Zealand airport or a cruise port. An eTA is valid for up to 2 years. All airline crew and cruise line crew must hold a Crew eTA before traveling to New Zealand. A Crew eTA can last up to five years. Passengers from a visa waiver country or a transit visa waiver country, transiting through New Zealand, are required to carry an eTA, even though New Zealand isn’t their final destination. An eTA that is valid, will allow you to visit New Zealand for up to ninety days at a time. Note that if you get a new passport, you will then need to obtain a new eTA.

If your electronic travel Authority application is approved, it establishes that you are eligible to travel, but does not establish that you are admissible to enter New Zealand. Upon arrival into New Zealand, you will be inspected by a Border Services Officer at a port of entry who will ask to see your passport as well as other documents. The border services officer may determine that you are inadmissible for any reason under New Zealand law. It is your responsibility to convince the officer that you are eligible for entry into New Zealand.

All information provided by you, or on your behalf by a designated third party, must be true and correct. A New Zealand electronic Travel Authority may be revoked at any time and for any reason, such as new information influencing eligibility. You may be subject to administrative or criminal penalties if you knowingly and willfully make a materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation in an electronic Travel Authority application submitted by you or on your behalf.

GovAssist, or any of its affiliates and/or divisions are not affiliated with the MBIE, or any other New Zealand governmental agency. We are not a law firm, do not provide legal advice, and are not a substitute for an attorney. Listed purchase prices for Electronic Entry Permit application services include government fees. Some travelers also will need to pay the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). Once paid, the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) will be effective for as long as the eTA is valid. Australian Citizens are exempt from the eTA requirement. However, Australian Permanent Residents are required to hold an eTA but will not be required to pay for an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). The applications completed using our service are available as blank forms for free on some New Zealand government websites. We are a private, internet-based travel service provider dedicated to helping individuals travel to New Zealand.