New Zealand Visa from Brunei

New Zealand Visa for Brunei Citizens

New Zealand Visa from Brunei
Updated on Jul 17, 2024 | Online New Zealand Visa

New Zealand Visa from Brunei

New Zealand eTA Eligibility

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

Other New Zealand eTA Requirements

  • A Brunei-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 Brunei?

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

Brunei 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 Brunei, under the visa waiver program that commenced in the years 2019. Since July 2019, Brunei citizens require an eTA for New Zealand.

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

The eTA New Zealand Visa for Brunei 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 Brunei citizens pay the New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) fees, their eTA application processing commences. NZ eTA is delivered to Brunei 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 Brunei citizens.

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

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

  • Valid Brunei Passport - To enter New Zealand, Brunei 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 Brunei citizens covers eTA fee and IVL (International Visitor Levy) fee.
  • A working email address - Brunei 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.
Brunei 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 Brunei citizen stay on New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA)?

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

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

Brunei 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 Brunei 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 Brunei

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

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

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

Which activies are not allowed for Brunei 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

With the NZeTA, am I eligible to visit the Cook Islands or Niue?

With the NZeTA you cannot visit Cook Islands or Niue because they have their own travel rules. If you want to visit Cook Islands you have to consult the immigration department of Cook Islands.

What if you have a contagious disease or health issues? Am I still qualified to apply for NZeTA?

You can apply for NZeTA, but you need to show documents related to your issue. They may allow you to examine again with the latest medical reports before finally approving your NZeTA.

I want to cancel my NZeTA, what are the steps required?

If you want to cancel your NZeTA application, after submitting and paying the fees, you have to reach the helpdesk number provided in the official website or visit the immigration office. However, a refund is not possible, but you can stop your NZeTA process.

With the NZeTA, can I join any short study program or opt for training in New Zealand?

With the NZeTA, you cannot opt for a short study program nor training, related to these matters you have to apply for another visa.

Can children be a part of their parents NZeTA application, do they have an age limit?

All children, including infants should have their own NZeTA while traveling with their parents. Everyone should have their own NZeTA, and passport. Every traveler's NZeTA is linked to the passport.

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Things To Do in New Zealand for Brunei Citizens

  • Jet boating in Queenstown
  • Photograph Lake Wanaka’s single tree
  • Shotover River Jet Boat ride, Queenstown
  • Rollerblade along Wellington’s waterfront
  • Eat an ice cream at Scorching Bay, Miramar
  • Climb the Sky Tower for astounding Auckland views
  • Live music at Neck of the Woods
  • See the waterfalls at Earnslaw Burn
  • Watch a rugby match at Eden Park
  • Half-Day Wellington Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour
  • Relax in Christchurch’s Botanic Gardens

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