Canadians visiting New Zealand for up to 90 days are required to carry a valid New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA).
Visitors need to complete the NZeTA application form online by answering a series of basic questions and submitting relevant documents.
Do Canadian citizens need a visa for New Zealand?
Whether Canadian travellers need a NEW ZEALAND VISA FOR CANADIAN CITIZENS from Canada depends on their reason(s) for visiting and the length of their stay.
Canadians can enter New Zealand visa-free for business and tourism for up to 90 days by applying for an NZeTA online.
The Electronic Travel Authority for New Zealand from Canada is valid for up to 2 years from the date of approval.
Cruise passengers and Canadians transiting through Auckland International Airport (even when their final destination is not in New Zealand) must also complete an eTA application.
For longer visits, or to work or live in New Zealand, Canadians need to obtain a visa through an embassy or consulate.
New Zealand eTA application for Canadians
Canadians can obtain an eTA for New Zealand in just a few simple steps:
- Fill out the online NZeTA application
- Pay the visa waiver and IVL fees
- Submit the application for review
On approval, the NZeTA is sent to the applicant by email, ready to be used to travel from Canada to New Zealand.
Documents required to apply for an NZeTA from Canada
Canadian nationals need just a few items to apply for the New Zealand electronic travel authority:
- A passport valid for at least 3 months beyond the date of departure
- Recent passport-style photograph
- Credit or debit card to pay the visa waiver and IVL fees
The passport image and photograph are uploaded digitally; applicants are not required to present paperwork in person at an embassy or visa application centre.
Completing the online NZeTA application from Canada
The NZeTA application form for Canadians can be filled out in a few minutes.
Basic personal information, passport details, and travel plans are required:
- Full name, date of birth, gender, country of citizenship
- Passport number, issue date and expiry date
- Date of arrival in New Zealand
There are also a few health and security questions. To avoid delays and potential rejections, Canadians need to carefully revise all the information they provide on the application.
To finalise the request and submit the application, travellers pay the NZeTA fee and IVL tourist levy using a debit or credit card.
How long does an NZeTA from Canada take to process?
Electronic travel authority processing is fast. Most Canadians receive the approved permit in 1 to 3 business days. On approval, the NZeTA is sent to the traveller by email.
Given that the NZeTA is valid for 2 years, or until the passport expires, Canadians are advised to apply for travel authorisation as soon as they know their travel plans.
What documents do I need to travel from Canada to New Zealand?
Canadian citizens must have the following documents to enter NEW ZEALAND VISA FOR HONG KONG CITIZENS:
- Valid Canadian passport
- NZeTA or New Zealand visa
Additional documents required to visit New Zealand during COVID-19
Canadians who are exempt from the current coronavirus travel bans need some additional documentation in order to travel to New Zealand.
- Negative PCR test result certificate taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure
- Managed Isolation Allocation voucher confirming a place in an isolation facility
Canadians must check the latest travel information and advice before making arrangements during the pandemic.
Travelling to New Zealand from Canada
Flying is the fastest and most convenient way to reach Canada from New Zealand.
There are flights from several Canadian airports including Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver to major New Zealand destinations such as Auckland, Christchurch and Hamilton.
The passport and NZeTA will be verified by immigration officials at the border.
Canadians arriving in New Zealand on a cruise ship also need an NZeTA.
How long can a Canadian stay in New Zealand with an eTA?
Canadians can stay in New Zealand for up to 3 months with the NZeTA. The electronic travel authorisation is valid for 2 years, the expiry date can be found on the approved visa waiver.
A Canadian can travel to New Zealand multiple times for up to 90 days using the same visa waiver. If the holder’s passport expires a new NZeTA must be obtained before travelling.
Can Canadians transit through an airport in New Zealand?
Canadian citizens may transit through Auckland International Airport (AKL) with an NZeTA for transit purposes.
Transit passengers must remain either on the aircraft or in the immigration control area for a maximum of 24 hours.
Moving to New Zealand from Canada
Canadians need a special type of visa to be able to move to New Zealand. Canadians can only spend up to 90 days in New Zealand with the tourist NZeTA from Canada.
Professionals may be eligible for a New Zealand work visa if they have skills that are in short supply. Applications need to be made via the immigration department.