New Zealand ETA Visa for Canadian Residents

For the Canadian residents, the process of getting a New Zealand ETA is fairly easy. Here, we will discuss all the possible queries regarding getting the ETA for New Zealand.

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The concept of New Zealand ETA came into the picture in 2019, where all the visa-waiver countries aside from all the citizens of Canada require an ETA to land in New Zealand. The thing you are required to do is apply for the NZETA in advance to avoid any issues. EVISAMART can be the best assistance you can get in case of any problems.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is New Zealand ETA?

New Zealand ETA is an electronic visa requiring visa waiver countries' residents to travel to New Zealand for various purposes such as sightseeing, business, personal, etc. It is mandatory to apply for an NZETA for all Canadian residents if they wish to visit New Zealand.

Is New Zealand ETA a Regular Visa?

No, the ETA is not a regular visa. Instead, it is an electronic travel approved visa granted to all visa waiver countries' residents to visit New Zealand for a shorter period. However, those who wish to travel to New Zealand for a longer duration, including work, holidays, business, study, etc., then they would need a paper visa. For that, they have to contact their nearest New Zealand Embassy or Consulate.

As per New Zealand ETA, how many times can a Canadian resident visit the country?

The New Zealand ETA is known as the Multiple Entry document, which means multiple entries are allowed to enter the country during ETA's validity.

What is the Validity of the New Zealand ETA?

The New Zealand ETA has a validity of 2 years from the date of its approval.

How Long Will I be allowed to stay in New Zealand?

The New Zealand ETA permits three months or 90- days for each entry. This is the average duration granted to every country's citizens apart from UK citizens can continuously stay for 180 days with every entry.

What are the necessities to Keep in Mind for New Zealand ETA?

Every Canadian resident is expected to apply for the NZETA well in advance. Before traveling to New Zealand, you will be required to have a legitimate passport, which is valid for at least the next three months from the arrival date in New Zealand.
Canadian passport holders can enter New Zealand on New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) for 90 days without acquiring a visa for New Zealand from Canada, under the visa waiver program in the year 2009. Since July 2019, Canadian residents require an eTA for New Zealand.

Are Canadian Residents allowed to apply for the ETA when they are in New Zealand?

No, all Canadian residents are expected to apply for the New Zealand ETA before arriving in New Zealand from 1st October 2019.

How can I apply for ETA?

All you have to do is, visit and go straight to the application form. The process is straightforward and easy. The approved ETA is sent to the registered email address.

What are the Important Documents I need to apply for New Zealand ETA?

To apply for the New Zealand ETA application, here are the essential documents you need:

  • A valid passport would be valid for the next 3 months, from the date you arrive in New Zealand.
  • A debit or credit card for the visa fees.
  • A valid email address.

How much time will it take to get my visa approved?

The visa approval duration is not much. The application form takes only 10 minutes to complete, but overall, it takes about 72 hours to get your visa processed.

In case if I have committed an error, how can I respond to that?

It is essential to double-check every information you put in the ETA application form before pressing the submit button, as any default can land up in visa rejection. By chance, if you have made an error in the application form, you can contact our support team immediately through email, chat, or by the call.

If currently, I am on transit, am I required to get an ETA?

All the visa waiver countries residents that include the Canadian residents are required to apply for the NZETA regardless if they are on transit or not. The NZETA holder can travel through the Auckland International Airport while they are in transit to another country.

Where can I go if I have more questions or face any problems?

First, read the FAQ about the New Zealand ETA carefully. If you are unable to find an answer of your query or solution there, contact our visa support executive here.

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