The NZeTA is an electronic visa waiver that is mandatory for eligible citizens of Norway who wish to travel to New Zealand. The New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority is also obligatory for the citizens of the rest of the NZeTA eligible countries if travelling in the appropriate circumstances.
It is easy and straightforward for Norwegian passport holders to obtain a valid eTA for New Zealand before they visit the country. Since the travel authorisation is an electronic document, Norwegians may apply online for an NZeTA, eliminating the need to visit an embassy or consulate.
Norwegian nationals passing through New Zealand on their way to another destination might need to request a transit NZeTA visa waiver prior to their departure. In addition, all cruise ship and airline crews travelling to New Zealand will be required to obtain a New Zealand Crew eTA before arriving in the country. The responsibility to apply for this document falls on employers.
NZeTA eligibility requirements from Norway
In order to apply for the visa waiver, citizens of Norway need to meet the NZeTA requirements set by the government of New Zealand. Norwegian NZeTA applicants need to have a current passport with remaining validity of at least 3 months past the date of departure from New Zealand.
Norwegian petitioners, like those from other eligible countries, might be asked to pay the IVL processing fee as well as the tourist tax using a credit or debit card. The International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) is collected to support the local tourism infrastructure and to preserve the natural environment visitors enjoy during their stay in NZ.
Can Norwegian passport holders apply for the NZeTA?
Citizens of Norway can very easily apply for the NZeTA from their smartphone, tablet, or personal computer. The entire application process is quite straightforward and should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.
The application for the New Zealand eTA from Norway will ask travellers to fill out some basic personal, passport and contact information. In addition to some simple questions regarding security and purpose of the trip.
All sections of the form must be filled out entirely and accurately. Norwegian applicants are advised to double-check all the included information prior to submitting their NZeTA form in order to make sure that the data appears exactly in the same way it does on the passport bio page.
Any inaccuracies or typing errors may result in delays, or even in the rejection of the application. If one realises that they made a mistake in the NZeTA application after finalising the travel authorisation request, they may contact us immediately by replying to the confirmation email sent to the address provided.
When should citizens of Norway apply for an eTA for New Zealand?
Norwegian passport holders who wish to visit New Zealand for tourism, business or transit purposes with an intended stay of 90 days or less need an NZeTA to enter the country. The NZeTA grants holders multiple entries of up to 90 consecutive days each within its 2-year validity, as long as the passport used in the application form remains valid.
Norwegian citizens travelling aboard a cruise ship must also obtain an NZeTA visa waiver prior to boarding their ship.
NZeTA holders whose Norwegian passport expires while their eTA is still valid will need to apply for a new travel authorisation using their new passport number. This is due to the fact that the eTA for New Zealand cannot be transferred to a second passport.
When should Norwegian citizens apply for a regular visa?
Travellers from Norway planning to spend more than 90 days in New Zealand, for purposes such as work, residence or studies, are advised to visit an NZ embassy or consulate to enquire about the variety of different visas available.
It is therefore best practice for travellers to go through the list of visas offered by the New Zealand government and pursue the one that fits the purpose of their visit.
Information about travelling to New Zealand from Norway
The NZeTA visa waiver is valid for 2 years and allows multiple entries into New Zealand. The online application form asks the travellers to provide details such as full name, address, date of birth, passport information etc. In addition, petitioners can also expect to fill out information related to their health and security while completing the form.
Once the Norwegian national has submitted the online application form, the NZeTA will be sent to their email within 3 business days. Visitors should take a printed copy of the NZeTA visa waiver with them when they travel, as they may be asked to present it to Border Security Officials at a New Zealand port of entry.
Travellers with more than one passport must enter the country using the same passport that they provided when filling out the NZeTA application as the visa waiver is attached to a specific passport. NZeTA holders should also bear in mind that they are required to enter and exit New Zealand on the same passport.