NZeTA required from 1 October 2019 to visit or transit New Zealand

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NZ Government link Request an NZeTA {as at 05 Aug 2019}
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  • From 1 October 2019, if you are from a visa waiver country you must request an NZeTA before you travel. It costs NZD $9 on our free app, or NZD $12 if completed online.
  • You must also pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). The IVL costs NZD $35 and is paid at the same time as the NZeTA.
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Please note that travellers from visa waiver or transit visa waiver countries who are in transit through New Zealand are required to hold an NZeTA from 1 October 2019, even if New Zealand is not their final destination.

More details now on NZ Government web site.
But expect will be many unhappy NZ visitors, without the new NZeTA's, trying to board flights that land/transit on/after 01 Oct

Note: Check for yourself. The requirements and links may change
Link---> https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-...a/visitor-visa
Link---> https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-...out-visa/nzeta
Link---> https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-...sa/visa-waiver
Link---> https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-...sit-passengers Transit passengers

Refer to post 23 below

Beware of non government 3rd party look-a-like web sites that charge more, often found with a browser web search. Only the New Zealand government web site (govt.nz) issues a visa/NZeTA. These other scam-deceptive web sites just send your data to the NZ Govt web site. Some of these sites may have a disclaimer in the fine print
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Old Mar 24, 19, 9:29 am
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NZeTA required from 1 October 2019 to visit or transit New Zealand

According to New Zealand Immigration (bolding mine):
From 1 October 2019, all air travellers from 60 visa waiver countries, and all cruise travellers, will need to hold an ETA before travelling to New Zealand. An ETA will last up to 2 years and cost NZD $9.00 for mobile application requests and NZD $12.00 for web browser requests.

All airline crew and cruise line crew will need to hold a Crew ETA before travelling to New Zealand. A Crew ETA will last up to 5 years and cost NZD $9.00.

New Zealand citizens (provided they travel on their New Zealand passports) and holders of valid New Zealand visas (both resident visas and temporary visas) will continue to be able to enter New Zealand without an ETA.

Passengers from a visa waiver country or a transit visa waiver country, who are transiting through New Zealand, are also required to hold an ETA from 1 October 2019, even if New Zealand is not their final destination.
https://www.immigration.govt.nz/abou...hority-details

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/abou...w-requirements

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/docu...vel-sector.pdf

I am surprised that an ETA will be required for international-to-internarional transit at AKL for many non-Kiwi and non-Aussie passengers. As someone who has a ticket with NZ for BNE-AKL-ORD in November, I wonder if NZ will be proactively notifying already-ticketed passengers so nobody will be caught off guard.

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Old Mar 24, 19, 1:47 pm
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According to New Zealand Immigration (bolding mine):
https://www.immigration.govt.nz/abou...hority-details

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/abou...w-requirements

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/docu...vel-sector.pdf

I am surprised that an ETA will be required for international-to-internarional transit at AKL for many non-Kiwi and non-Aussie passengers. As someone who has a ticket with NZ for BNE-AKL-ORD in November, I wonder if NZ will be proactively notifying already-ticketed passengers so nobody will be caught off guard.
Would be interested to know why using a web browser is more expensive than a mobile app?
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Old Mar 24, 19, 1:50 pm
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Just looking at this think the ETA is in place really to collect the IVL at $35.
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I read somewhere that they also slip in a "tourist fee" that is attached to the ETA and which is more significant.

The new tax of up to NZ$35 ($24.40) per person will start in mid-2019

So while this still won't break the bank, it seems NZ can be safely added to the (getting longer!) list of countries that see tourists as a source of lemons to squeeze off just that little bit extra, too..
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Originally Posted by nzkarit View Post
Just looking at this think the ETA is in place really to collect the IVL at $35.
Yes. Just the cost to collect to the other $35
https://www.mbie.govt.nz/immigration...-tourism-levy/

The main parts of the Levy include:
  • Most international visitors entering New Zealand for 12 months or less will be charged a levy of $35.
  • There will be some exemptions, most notably Australian citizens and permanent residents and people from many Pacific Island countries.
  • The levy will be collected alongside visa and Electronic Travel Authority fees
  • The levy will collect around $400 million over the first 5 years, which will be split 50:50 between tourism infrastructure and conservation activity.

From Sept 2018-->https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/107...5-visitor-levy
Cabinet's approval of new $35 a visitor levy will raise an estimated $80 million a year to pay for tourism infrastructure and conservation projects, but the move is unlikely to satisfy demands for further funding.

Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis confirmed the international visitor levy (IVL) to be introduced in the middle of next year would be collected through visa fees and a new electronic travel authority, with the money evenly split between tourism and conservation.

About 2.3m international visitors entering New Zealand for 12 months or less will have to pay the new charge, with exemptions for certain countries, including Australia, our largest visitor market
(A levy is not a tax: has a subtle different meaning, Just as the UK Air Passenger Duty is not a tax)
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Have to wonder how much of this driven by the recent shooting given that was a non-Kiwi?
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Interestingly i’m an Australian permanent resident so don’t have to pay the IVL, but do have to have an ETA- unless I travel between now and then and get travel conditions put back on my Australian resident visa 🤔
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Have to wonder how much of this driven by the recent shooting given that was a non-Kiwi?
It's pretty unlikely they could design this whole scheme in a week, so I'm going to say none of it.
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Have to wonder how much of this driven by the recent shooting given that was a non-Kiwi?
Absolutely no link.

It was actually announced last year in October however the prices have only just been released today https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/media-centre/news-notifications/electronic-travel-authority
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Have to wonder how much of this driven by the recent shooting given that was a non-Kiwi?
Exactly zero. It's been in the works for over a year,
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Exactly zero. It's been in the works for over a year,
Indeed, and it doesn't apply to Australian citizens anyway.
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Would be interested to know why using a web browser is more expensive than a mobile app?
So they can mine more data from your device. Most folks will install the app to save themselves $3. For the app to work it will probably require multiple device permissions that again most folks will click on through to save $3. It's a disgrace really.

In fact the price difference could probably be challenged in court under accessibility guidelines that the NZ government itself has defined. What if you don't have access to or cannot use a mobile device? What if you need assitive technology to use the web? Tough, you pay an extra $3.
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INFORMATION TO BE COLLECTED FROM TRAVELLERS
• Travel document details (passport)
• Biographic details (photo)
• Contact details (email)
• Information that enables Immigration NZ to determine the traveller’s eligibility to travel to New Zealand without a visa (such as a declaration about their criminal conviction history)
• Information about the purpose of the traveller’s trip (such as whether they are travelling to seek medical treatment).
They want your photo too!
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They want your photo too!
Given this already gets captured when you enter the country, how is it any different when they ask for it before you come?
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Indeed, and it doesn't apply to Australian citizens anyway.
got it and good to know.
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