The electronic travel authorization was launched by the Immigration Agency, Government of New Zealand, in July 2019. The citizens of the Visa waiver countries can use it to get into New Zealand via air and cruise ship. Citizens of all other countries except these can use this e-Visa for arrival by cruise ship.
New Zealand eTA serves the same purpose as that of a paper Visa obtained through the embassy. The difference is the application procedures and the type of Visa obtained. New Zealand e-Visa is much easier to obtain and more secure when compared with an ordinary paper Visa. The easy Visa application process and security features are the main benefits of choosing this method. Unlike the ordinary paper application, there is no need to visit the embassy, and the applicant will be able to receive the e-Visa directly to their email. The whole Visa application process via www.new-Zealand-visa.co.nz is online-based, and it can be done using a mobile, tablet, or computer.
All German citizens above 18 years can apply for New Zealand Visa Online. Another application form is available for children, where their details including the guardian and parents must be provided. New Zealand Visa for German citizens is a long-term e-Visa that is valid for up to two consecutive years. German citizens can use New Zealand eTA to visit the country for short tourism, business, or transit visits. Normally, the verification process takes 48 to 72 hours, and the applicant will obtain the e-Visa within this period.
Being one of the 60 Visa waiver countries, UK citizens can enter New Zealand either by air or cruise ship. They can enjoy the fast entry facility. New Zealand eTA allows them to stay in New Zealand for up to 90 days continuously. Even if the duration of stay is short UK citizens can utilize the multiple entry facility to meet their needs. To be eligible for the New Zealand e-Visa the applicant must be in good health and should not have any criminal history. A passport that is valid for at least three months past the departure date is a must for applicants. Other than this they must provide an email address, and credit or debit card during the application process.