Passport and visa regulations
|Passport required||visa required||Return ticket required|
|Other EU countries||Yes||no||Yes|
Generally required, the passport must be valid for at least 3 months after your stay (German citizens: 1 month after your departure).
A visa is generally required except for nationals of the following countries listed in the table above for a non-extendable tourist or business stay of 90 days or less (unless otherwise stated). Citizens of visa-waiver countries must have an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA): EU countries and Switzerland (British permanent residents in the UK: 6 months.).
Note on the visa
NZeTA: Citizens of EU countries, Switzerland and cruise ship passengers, among others, require an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) when traveling to New Zealand for the first time. The NZeTA can be requested at least 72 hours before travel either through New Zealand Immigration (fee: NZ$12) or via a mobile app (fee: NZ$9). The application takes 5-10 minutes. The ETA is valid for two years and can be used several times. A Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) of NZ$35 is levied along with the ETA fee.
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Germany German citizens need an ETA for a stay of up to 3 months. For longer stays, a visitor visa must be applied for. Turkish nationals residing in Germany are exempt from the visa fee for a visitor visa (but not from the visa requirement). ETA (Electronic Travel Authority): NZ$12 online or NZ$9 via the free New Zealand Immigration app. Visitor visa: if applied in person: £110 (Germans)/ £0 (Turkish nationals); online: NZ$211 (Germans) / NZ$0 (Turkish nationals). Student and Trainee Work Visa: £258 applied in person (for German and Turkish nationals) / NZ$495 (German and Turkish nationals) online. Germany Working Holiday Visa: 245 NZ$ (Germans) online. Turkey Working Holiday Visa: NZ$245 (Turkish nationals) online. Austria and Switzerland Swiss and Austrian citizens need an ETA for a stay of up to 3 months. For longer stays, a visitor visa must be applied for. Turkish nationals residing in Switzerland or Austria are exempt from the visa fee for a visitor visa (but not from the visa requirement). ETA (Electronic Travel Authority): NZ$12 online or NZ$9 via the free New Zealand Immigration app. Visitor Visa: NZ$0 (Austrian) / NZ$211 (Swiss) online. Student or Trainee Visa: NZ$495 (Swiss and Austrian) online. Austria Working Holiday Visa: NZ$245 online.
Visa types and costs
Among other things, visitor visa, transit visa, student and work visa, working holiday visa (only for people who are between 18 and 30 years old and who, among other things, have German citizenship. There is currently no Working Holiday Scheme for Swiss citizens. More information from New Zealand Immigration.
Tourist visa: usually 3 months, maximum 9 months within a 18-month period. Transit visa: 24 hours
Travelers who otherwise require a visa and who fly directly from New Zealand to Australia on the next connection within 24 hours, who have all the necessary travel documents (visa!) and reserved seats and who do not leave the transit area, do not need a transit visa. Transit visas are not required for visa-exempt travelers who belong to the group of visa-waiver countries and nationals of transit visa-exempt countries. Germany At New Zealand Immigration online. Young German citizens can apply for a Working Holiday Visa online. Austria Young Austrian citizens can apply for Working Holiday Visa online. Switzerland At New Zealand Immigration online. Austria Young Austrian citizens can apply for Working Holiday Visa online. Switzerland At New Zealand Immigration online. Austria Young Austrian citizens can apply for Working Holiday Visa online. Switzerland At New Zealand Immigration online.
Visitor Visa: (a) 1 Application Form. (b) 2 recent passport photos. (c) Passport valid for at least 3 months beyond the stay. (d) Fee (cash or personal check). (e) Proof of paid return/onward ticket. (f) Curriculum vitae for the last 5 years with a list of employers. (g) Proof of sufficient funds of NZ$1,000 or €500 per person per month or NZ$400 or €200 per person per month if accommodation has already been paid for or visiting relatives (in the form of travelers cheques, letter of credit or bank statement). (h) Sufficiently stamped registered mail envelope (DIN A5). In addition, nationalities requiring a visa who have a residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland (like the passport, this must be valid for at least three months beyond the stay), submit a written confirmation from the employer or the university that the person concerned will return to their place of work or study. A certified translation into English is required for some documents. study place will return. A certified translation into English is required for some documents. study place will return. A certified translation into English is required for some documents.
Information from the embassy (see contact addresses) or from New Zealand Immigration.
In London, processing takes up to 34 days (much longer for travelers who generally require a visa). Processing can currently take up to eight weeks. Working Holiday Visa: up to 24 business days
Proof of sufficient funds
All visitors must have sufficient funds for the duration of their stay (NZ$1,000/€500 per person per month; NZ$400/€200 per person per month if accommodation has already been paid for or visiting relatives) and valid onward or return travel documents feature.
Documents required upon entry
(a) Return/Onward Travel Tickets and Documents. (b) Sufficient Funds.
Entry with children
German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport (recommended). Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Attention: For minors under the age of 17 who are traveling alone or with only one parent, a certified travel authorization from the parents or the parent who is not traveling must be enclosed with the application/carried in English. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
Entry with pets
There are very strict import regulations for pets, which are subject to a one-month quarantine on arrival if they do not come from a rabies-free country. A permit must be applied for in New Zealand before departure. Detailed information on import regulations can be obtained from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (Ministry for Primary Industries). American Pit Bull Terriers and the Brazilian Fila, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Tosa and Perro de Presa Canario breeds may not be brought into New Zealand.