US citizens can travel to New Zealand without a visa and stay for up to 90 days. To do so, Americans must apply for a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) before departure.
The NZeTA requirements and application process for US citizens are explained below.
Do US citizens need a visa for New Zealand?
United States passport holders can travel to New Zealand without a visa and stay for up to 90 days.
However, American citizens must apply for an NZeTA before departure.
Since October 1st, 2019, a New Zealand eTA from the United States has been a mandatory requirement for all American tourists heading to the country for short stays.
To stay for longer than 90 days, or to work, live, or study in the country, a different type of New Zealand visa is needed.
eTA New Zealand from the United States
The NZeTA is available for citizens of 60 visa-waiver countries, including the United States.
The electronic travel authorization may be used to visit New Zealand for tourism or business purposes as well as for transit.
Do I need an NZeTA to travel from the US to New Zealand on a cruise ship?
American passport holders arriving in New Zealand on a cruise ship can apply for an NZeTA for New Zealand.
The process is the same, applicants should simply indicate on the NZeTA form that they will be cruise ship passengers.
Can I transit in New Zealand with an NZeTA from the United States?
Americans can travel through Auckland International Airport (AKL) with a transit NZeTA.
As a passenger in transit, a US passport holder is required to stay either on the plane they arrived on or in the transit area of the airport.
The maximum time that can be spent in New Zealand in transit is 24 hours.
The applicant is notified by email as soon as the request has been processed and approved.
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