Citizens of 60 countries, including Mexico, can visit New Zealand for up to 90 consecutive days with an Electronic Travel Authority for New Zealand instead of a traditional visa. The NZeTA was introduced to improve national and cross-border security.
Applying for the New Zealand eTA is a fast and simple process for visa-exempt eligible travellers. Applicants are asked a few basic personal questions in order to gain entry.
The eTA is electronically linked to a traveller’s passport, eliminating the need for passport stamps upon arrival to NZ.
The NZeTA for Mexican Citizens is valid for 2 years and allows for multiple stays of up to 90 consecutive days.
Together with the Visa Waiver program, New Zealand has introduced the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) which contributes to New Zealand’s infrastructure and also helps protect its natural environment. The IVL payment is made just once for the whole duration of the NZeTA.
Do Mexican citizens need an eTA for New Zealand?
Mexican citizens can visit New Zealand by obtaining an online NZeTA, which has been mandatory since October 1st, 2019. Visa-exempt travellers must obtain the eTA before departing their home country.
The application process for the NZeTA from México is quick and straightforward and takes no more than 10 minutes to complete from the comfort of the traveller’s home or the office.
The New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority provides New Zealand officials with information about visa-exempt visitors, which further strengthens border security. Additionally, NZeTA contributes to a more pleasant experience at border and immigration control by making the process faster and simpler.
Nevertheless, travellers should bear in mind that the final decision on admission to New Zealand is made by the country’s immigration authorities in accordance with New Zealand’s law.
eTA New Zealand document requirements for citizens of Mexico
The following are the documents required to obtain a New Zealand eTA for citizens of Mexico:
- Passport, valid for at least 3 months after the date of intended exit from New Zealand
- eTA and IVL payment using a valid debit or credit card
- Email address to which notifications and the approved eTA will be sent
Families travelling together to New Zealand must ensure all family members, including minors, have a valid NZeTA from Mexico. It is possible to apply for an NZeTA on behalf of a relative by following the instructions on the application form.
Transit passengers must obtain a New Zealand eTA from Mexico for transit purposes although they will not be charged the associated IVL when travelling through Auckland International Airport.
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New Zealand eTA application for Mexican citizens
The application form for the New Zealand eTA for citizens of Mexico requires basic personal information such as:
- Passport information – expiry date, nationality, passport number
- Personal information – address, full name, date of birth
- Security information – criminal conviction history
- Travel plans – dates, hotels
The whole process of completing the online eTA application form does not take more than 10 minutes as it is simple and straightforward.
Nevertheless, it is best to double-check all the answers provided to avoid any mistakes or inaccuracies as this may result in prolonging the process or even rejection of the application.
How long does it take to obtain an NZeTA from Mexico?
It is advisable to apply for the NZeTA at least 3 business days before the intended date of departure to allow plenty of time for the eTA processing. Most applications are processed within 1 business day.
Once obtained, the approved NZeTA for Mexican citizens is sent to the applicant’s email address in PDF format. Printing out a copy of the eTA is advisable, in case border control officials request it upon arrival.
For all applicants holding dual citizenship, the same passport must be used to apply for the eTA and travel to New Zealand.