New Zealand Visa from Bulgaria

New Zealand Visa for Bulgarian Citizens

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

New Zealand Visa from Bulgaria

New Zealand eTA Eligibility

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

Other New Zealand eTA Requirements

  • A Bulgaria-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 Bulgaria?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bulgarian 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 Bulgarian 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 Bulgaria

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

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

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

Which activies are not allowed for Bulgarian 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.

New Zealand eTA FAQs for Bulgarians

Is there any age limit for Bulgarians to apply for NZeTA?

Bulgarian citizens who are less than 18 years of age can apply for NZeTA only if they get the form signed by their guardians.

If a Bulgarian citizen has a dual citizenship, can he apply for NZeTA?

Bulgarian citizens with dual citizenship can apply for NZeTA, but they must use the passport of a visa waiver nation, since only visa waiver nations are eligible to apply for NZeTA.

What if a Bulgarian citizen has a problem while filing the NZeTA form?

Bulgarian citizens can contact the helpdesk number provided in the website. They can reach out to the officials stating their issues.

Do Bulgarian citizens visiting New Zealand on NZeTA need health insurance?

It is not compulsory to get a health policy, however it is always better to have one while traveling. Bulgarians citizens traveling to New Zealand with NZeTA should get medical insurance for unexpected medical bills.

Can a Bulgarian citizen apply for NZeTA after they land in New Zealand?

Bulgarian citizens have to apply for NZeTA before they fly to New Zealand. Getting a NZeTA is mandatory to travel into the country.

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

Things To Do and Places of Interest for Bulgarian Citizens

  • Heat things up in Rotorua
  • Go sailing around the Bay of Islands
  • Marvel at Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve
  • Have a picnic at Whangarei Falls
  • Eat second breakfast in Hobbiton
  • Lounge on the beach in at the Bay of Plenty
  • Escape to the Coromandel Peninsula
  • Reach the summit of the Pinnacles
  • Go back in time to the East Cape
  • Island-hop around the Hauraki Gulf
  • Meet one of the world’s most violent supervolcanoes, Taupo

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