New Zealand eTA Eligibility

Other New Zealand eTA Requirements

  • Dutch citizens can apply for NZ eTA online
  • NZ eTA is valid for arrival by air and cruise ship
  • NZ eTA is for short tourist, business, transit visits
  • You must be over 18 to apply for an NZ eTA otherwise require a parent/guardian

What are requirements of New Zealand Visa from Netherlands?

A New Zealand Visa for Dutch citizens is required for visits up to 90 days.

Dutch passport holders can enter New Zealand on New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) for a period of 90 days without obtaining a visa for New Zealand from Netherlands, under the visa waiver program that commenced in the years 2009. Since July 2019, Dutch citizens require an eTA for New Zealand.

A New Zealand Visa from Netherlands is not optional, but a mandatory requirement for all Dutch citizens traveling to the country for short stays. Before travelling to New Zealand, a traveller needs to ensure that the validity of the passport is at least three months past the expected departure date.

Only Australian Citizen are exempt, even Australian permanent residents are required to obtain an New Zealand Electronic Travel Authorisation (NZeTA).

How can I apply for New Zealand Visa from Netherlands?

The NEW ZEALAND VISA FOR ITALIAN CITIZENS comprises an online application form that can be completed in less than five (5) minutes. It is necessary for applicants to enter personal details, their contact details, like email and address, and information on their passport page. Applicant must be in good health and should not have a criminal history. You can get more information at New Zealand eTA Application Form Guide.

After Dutch citizens pay the New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) fees, their eTA application processing commences. NZ eTA is delivered to Dutch citizens via email. If additional documentation is required, the the applicant will be contact prior to approval of New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) for Dutch citizens.

New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) requirements for Dutch citizens

To enter New Zealand, Dutch citizens will require a valid travel document or passport in order to apply for New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA). Dutch citizens who have a passport of an additional nationality need to make sure they apply with the same passport they travel with, as the New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) for New Zealand for Dutch citizens will be associated with the passport that was mentioned at the time of application.

Applicants will also require a valid credit or debit card or paypal account to pay the New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA). The fee for New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) for Dutch citizens covers eTA fee and tourist levy. Dutch citizens are also required to provide a valid email address, to receive the NZeTA in their inbox. It will be your responsibility to carefully double-check all the data entered so there are no issues with the New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA), otherwise you may have to apply for another NZ eTA.

How long can Dutch citizen stay on New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA)?

Dutch citizen’s departure date must be within 3 months of arrival. Additionally, Dutch citizen can visit only for 6 months in a 12 month period on an NZ eTA.

How long can a Dutch citizen stay in New Zealand on a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA)?

Dutch passport holders are required to obtain a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) even for a short duration of 1 day up to 90 days. If the Dutch citizens intend to stay for a longer duration, then they should apply for a relevant Visa depending on their circumstances.

Travel to New Zealand from Netherlands

Upon receiving the New Zealand Visa for Dutch citizens, travelers will be able to either present an electronic or paper copy to present to New Zealand border and immigration.

Can Dutch citizens enter multiple times on New Zealand Electronic Travel Authorization (NZeTA)?

New Zealand Visa for Dutch citizens is valid for multiple entries during the period of its validity. Dutch citizens can enter multiple times during the two year validity of the NZ eTA.

Frequently Asked Questions about NZeTA

11 Things To Do and Places of Interest for Dutch Citizens

  • Meet the marine life at Kaikoura
  • Free live music at the Darkroom
  • Half-Day Wellington Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour
  • Enjoy sunset with surfing penguins, Oamaru
  • Visit The International Antarctic Centre
  • Relax in Christchurch’s Botanic Gardens
  • Go cycling around the Marlborough Sounds
  • Get a photo with Split Apple Rock, Abel Tasman
  • Road trip through The Catlins
  • Lounge on Golden Bay
  • Get deep underground in Nelson

We enjoy welcoming visitors to New Zealand. Having a valid passport and the right visa is key to a trouble-free entry into New Zealand. Your passport has to be valid for at least three months beyond your intended departure date, and if required, have a valid New Zealand visa.

On this page, you’ll find helpful information on New Zealand visa options:

  • Travel requirements to enter New Zealand
  • Visitor visa for a holiday
  • Working holiday visa
  • Work visa
  • Transit visa (through New Zealand or Australia)

Travel requirements to New Zealand

Use the search tool below to find out more about travel requirements to New Zealand from your country of origin, including regulations, visa requirements and health and safety guidelines. 

New Zealand visa options

Visiting New Zealand for a holiday

You do not need a visa to visit New Zealand if you are:

  • A New Zealand citizen travelling on a New Zealand passport or on a foreign passport that has a New Zealand citizen endorsement
  • An Australian citizen travelling on an Australian passport
  • A foreign passport holder with a valid visa for New Zealand – including a Permanent Resident visa

If you plan to visit New Zealand for a short period, you need request a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority(opens in new window) (NZeTA) before you travel if you are:

  • A citizen of a country which has a visa waiver(opens in new window) agreement with New Zealand (you can stay up to three months)

If you don’t meet the above, then you’ll need a visitor visa. The fastest and easiest way to apply for a visitor visa(opens in new window) is online.

Before travelling to New Zealand, you need to make sure your passport is valid for at least three months longer than your expected departure date. If you come from a country that needs a New Zealand visa to enter, please be sure to apply in advance.

If you have a biometric ordinary passport (or electronic passport) and are over 12 years old, you may be able to use New Zealand Customs eGate service. This allows you to complete your Customs and Immigration checks faster so you can get on with enjoying your visit to New Zealand.

Useful websites

  • Visa Information – Immigration New Zealand
  • Biosecurity Information
  • Customs Information

Working holidays

Working holiday visas(opens in new window) are available to young people, usually aged 18-30 (but 18-35 for a select few nationalities). They let you travel and work in New Zealand for up to 12 months, or 23 months if you’re from the UK. To apply you’ll need to meet the visa requirements, and have:

  • A return ticket, or enough money to pay for one; and 
  • Be coming mainly to holiday, with work being a secondary intention.

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Work visas and staying permanently

If you’re thinking of coming to New Zealand to work for a few years, or maybe even to settle, you’ll need a work or resident visa. To get that – you’re likely to need a job.

For information about working in New Zealand, including industry profiles, tips on job hunting, and a list of job sites to check out, visit New Zealand Now.(opens in new window)

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Transiting through New Zealand or Australia

If you are travelling to New Zealand via an Australian airport, you may also need an Australian visa – consult your travel agent or airline if you are unsure.

Transit visas (opens in new window)will also be needed for all people travelling via New Zealand, unless they are specifically exempted by immigration policy.

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More information about visas

The visa and immigration information on this page is just a summary. For everything you need to know about coming to New Zealand, visit Immigration New Zealand.(opens in new window)