Who needs visa to New Zealand?

Anyone whose nationality is not eligible for visa-free entry into New Zealand needs to obtain a visa for New Zealand in order to enter. In addition, anyone who is from a visa-exempt country who wishes to stay for longer than the permitted duration of time needs to obtain a visa.

From 1st October 2019, it will be mandatory for all citizens of the 60 visa-free countries to pre-register an Electronic Travel Authorization application before traveling to New Zealand, which will be valid for a total of 2 years and can be used for multiple visits.

Citizens of Australia will continue to be allowed visa-exempt travel to New Zealand, although Australian permanent residents will be required to apply for the eTA NZ (but not to pay the associated tourist levy fee.)