New Zealand Visa from Belgium

New Zealand Visa for Belgian Citizens

New Zealand Visa from Belgium
Updated on May 21, 2024 | Online New Zealand Visa

New Zealand Visa from Belgium

New Zealand eTA Eligibility

  • Belgian citizens can apply for an NZeTA
  • Belgium was a launch member of the NZ eTA program
  • Belgian citizens enjoy fast entry using the NZ eTA program

Other New Zealand eTA Requirements

  • A Belgium-issued Passport that is valid for another 3 months after departure from New Zealand
  • 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 Belgium?

A New Zealand eTA for Belgian citizens is required for visits up to 90 days.

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

A New Zealand Visa from Belgium is not optional, but a mandatory requirement for all Belgian 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 eTA New Zealand Visa from Belgium?

The eTA New Zealand Visa for Belgian citizens comprises an online application form that can be completed in less than five (5) minutes. You are also required to upload a recent face-photograph. 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 Belgian citizens pay the New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) fees, their eTA application processing commences. NZ eTA is delivered to Belgian citizens via email. In very rare circumstance if any additional documentation is required, the the applicant will be contact prior to approval of New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) for Belgian citizens.

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

The New Zealand eTA requirements from citizens of Belgium are minimal and simple. Following are essential:

  • Valid Belgian Passport - To enter New Zealand, Belgian citizens will require a valid Passport. Ensure that your Passport is valid for at least 3 months past the date of departure from New Zealand.
  • An online method of payment - Applicants will also require a valid Credit or Debit card to pay the New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA). The fee for New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) for Belgian citizens covers eTA fee and IVL (International Visitor Levy) fee.
  • A working email address - Belgian 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.
  • A face photograph of the applicant - Last requirement is to have a recently taken clear face-photograph in passport-style. You are required to upload the face-photograph as part of New Zealand eTA application process. If you are unable to upload for some reason, you can email helpdesk your photo.
Australian Permanent Residents are exempt from paying IVL (International Visitor Levy) fee.
Belgian 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) will be directly associated with the passport that was mentioned at the time of application.

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

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

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

Belgian 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 Belgian 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 Belgium

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

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

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

Which activies are not allowed for Belgian citizens on New Zealand eTA?

New Zealand eTA is a lot easier to apply compared to New Zealand Visitor Visa. The process can be completed entirely online in a matter of few minutes. New Zealand eTA can be used for visits of up to 90 days for tourism, transit and business trips.

Some of the activites not covered by New Zealand are listed below, in which case you should instead apply for New Zealand Visa.

  • Visiting New Zealand for Medical treatment
  • Work - you intent to join New Zealand labour market
  • Study
  • Residence - you want to become a New Zealand resident
  • Long-term stays of more than 3 months.

A Quick Guide: New Zealand eTA for Belgians

Do Belgium citizens need NZeTA for short visits?

Belgium citizens need to opt for NZeTA, even if they are planning for short visits. The NZeTA has a duration of two years, travelers can visit multiple times and enjoy short stays.

What is the duration of the NZeTA for Belgium citizens?

The NZeTA is for two years, with the NZeTA Belgium citizens can enjoy multiple visits, but each visit is limited to a 3 month stay (that is 90 days).

Can Belgium citizens extend their stay beyond 90 days with NZeTA?

Belgium citizens cannot extend their stay beyond the limited days provided with NZeTA during each visit. If you want long extended stays in New Zealand you have to consult the immigration department and apply for the visa.

With the NZeTA, what can Belgium citizens do?

With the NZeTA, Belgium citizens can travel for tourism purposes, business meetings, conferences, events, seminars, and transit. Belgium citizens cannot search for jobs or work, should not involve in business that earns income, short term study etc.

When should Belgium citizens apply for NZeTA?

Belgium citizens planning to travel to New Zealand should apply at least 10 days in advance because the NZeTA process takes around 3 days (that is 72 hours).

Click here to gets answers to more Frequently Asked Questions about NZeTA

Things To Do and Places of Interest for Belgian Citizens

  • Heat things up in Rotorua
  • Walk the Coast Track in Abel Tasman National Park
  • Have a picnic at Whangarei Falls
  • Admire the coast from Castlepoint lighthouse
  • Escape to the Coromandel Peninsula
  • Get acquainted with the Whanganui River
  • Island-hop around the Hauraki Gulf
  • Walk the Paths of the Dead, The Putangirua Pinnacles
  • Fall for Huka Falls
  • Try kite landboarding on Foxton Beach
  • Play Frisbee Golf In The Queenstown Gardens

 

Belgium Consulate in Wellington

 

Address

15 Brandon Street P.O. Box 38324 6011 Wellington New Zealand
 

Phone

+64-4-499-9170
 

Fax

+64-4-499-9283
 

Please apply for a New Zealand eTA 72 hours in advance of your flight.