New Zealand is a very popular destination for Australian citizens to visit on holiday, but if you’re planning a trip to this stunning country, you need to know whether or not a travel authorisation is required to help you gain entry to the country on your arrival. After all, you don’t want to be turned back at the border.
Luckily, the team here at Byevisa are on hand to tell you all you need to know about travel permits, and to help you make your application in the quickest and easiest way possible. So, read on to learn more about whether or not you need to make an application for a visa before you set off on your trip.
- 1 Do I Need a Visa for New Zealand From Australia?
- 2 What Are the New Zealand Visa Fees From Australia?
- 3 How to Apply for a New Zealand Visa From Australia
- 4 What Are the Requirements for a New Zealand Visa for an Australian Permanent Resident?
- 5 How Long is a Visa for New Zealand From Australia Valid For?
- 6 How Long Does it Take to Get a New Zealand Visa From Australia?
- 7 What Can I Do With a NZeTA?
- 8 Applying for a New Zealand Visa in Australia FAQs
- 9 Further Information About the New Zealand Visa
Do I Need a Visa for New Zealand From Australia?
If you’re an Australian citizen planning a trip to New Zealand, you are sure to be pleased to learn that you don’t need any type of travel authorisation to legally gain entry to the country. There is no ETA or visitor permit required for Australians, so you can simply enter the country using your regular passport.
On the other hand, if you are a permanent resident in Australia heading to New Zealand but aren’t an Australian citizen, you need to obtain an NZeTA.
What Are the New Zealand Visa Fees From Australia?
If you are an Australian citizen, you don’t need to pay anything for an eTA as none is required. Therefore, you can enter the country without paying any fee.
If you are an Australian permanent resident, you need to pay a fee of 47 USD to obtain your NZeTA document. This is the government fee. Byevisa also charges an additional fee for handling the paperwork on your behalf.
How to Apply for a New Zealand Visa From Australia
If you are an Australian permanent resident who needs to apply for an NZeTA before your trip, you needn’t worry that the process may be complicated and time-consuming. Byevisa helps you to apply for your travel authorisation quickly and simply online.
All you need to do is choose the right travel authorisation to suit your needs, enter your personal details and select how quickly you need to receive your document. You then pay the fee and you’re good to go. You receive your authorisation via email, ready to print out and take with you on your holiday.
What Are the Requirements for a New Zealand Visa for an Australian Permanent Resident?
To apply for your New Zealand visa for Australia permanent residents, you must meet the following conditions and requirements:
- You must have a passport that is valid for a minimum of 3 months after the date you intend to leave the country.
- You must not have a criminal background.
- You must be in good health.
- You must have enough money to support you during your trip.
- You must have a ticket to confirm your onward travel out of the country.
How Long is a Visa for New Zealand From Australia Valid For?
When you are granted an NZeTA, you are permitted to remain in the country for a period of up to 3 months.
How Long Does it Take to Get a New Zealand Visa From Australia?
It is quite quick and easy to obtain your NZeTA if you need one. We offer a choice of 3 different processing speeds. You can choose from:
- Standard (1-business day processing) for a 25 USD fee.
- Rapid (4-hour processing) for a 45 USD fee.
- Highly Rapid (30-minutes processing) for a 65 USD fee.
So you can be sure of having your paperwork ready when you head off on your holiday.
What Can I Do With a NZeTA?
Australian citizen don’t need to apply for an NZeTA or any other type of authorisation as long as you only intend to remain in the country as a tourist for a period of 3 months or less. If you are an Australian permanent resident, an NZeTA allows you to travel to the country without needing to make a visa application in advance.
Applying for a New Zealand Visa in Australia FAQs
Hopefully, you now know whether or not you have to apply for a New Zealand tourist visa from Australia before you set off on your trip. However, we’ve also brought you answers to a few more common questions below, so read on to find out more.
Is There a Transit Visa for New Zealand From Australia?
As an Australian citizen there is no need to obtain a transit authorisation if you are planning a trip that involves transiting through New Zealand. If you are an Australian permanent resident who will be transiting through an airport, you still need to make an application for an NZeTA before your trip.
Are All Australian Citizens Covered by the Australia and New Zealand Visa Agreement?
Most Australian citizens are covered by the agreement made between these 2 countries and therefore don’t need to apply for an NZeTA or visa before travelling. However, there are some exceptions to the rule. These include:
- Anyone with a criminal background.
- Anyone who has a potentially dangerous health problem.
- Anyone who wishes to remain in the country for more than 3 months.
In such cases, a Visitor Visa is required.
Do I Need to Apply for a New Zealand Work Visa in Australia?
Australian citizens and permanent residents are permitted to live, study and/or work in New Zealand, but you must apply for the Australian Resident Visa when you arrive. You cannot apply online for this authorisation before you go.
If you’re an Australian citizen, simply take your passport with you when you travel. If you’re an Australian permanent resident, you need to get the NZeTA to travel to New Zealand, and then when you arrive you apply for the Australian Resident Visa for permission to live, study and/or work there. This is not available for temporary residents of Australia.
Further Information About the New Zealand Visa
Hopefully, you now know everything you need to know about how to apply for a New Zealand visa from Australia if you need one. If you need more advice though, our New Zealand visas page should be your first port of call, and also check our visit New Zealand page too.