New Zealand Visa from Croatia

New Zealand Visa for Croatian Citizens

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

New Zealand Visa from Croatia

New Zealand eTA Eligibility

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

Other New Zealand eTA Requirements

  • A Croatia-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 Croatia?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Croatian 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 Croatian 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 Croatia

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

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

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

Which activies are not allowed for Croatian 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.

Here's what you need to know about New Zealand's eTA for Croatians

What are the documents Croatians need to apply for NZeTA?

You will require a valid passport, a recent passport size photo, and debit or credit card for payment of NZeTA fees.

With NZeTA, can Croatians use it for air or ship travel to New Zealand?

NZeTA can be used by both air and cruise ship passengers of Croatia.

Using the NZeTA, can Croatians use it for medical treatment purposes?

NZeTA for Croatian citizens, they can use it for tourist purposes, business conferences, meetings, and visiting friends and family. NZeTA is not for medical treatments, you have to apply for another visa..

Do Croatians have the right to extend their stay beyond 90 days with NZeTA?

Croatians cannot extend their stay, doing so they will be fined or even deported.

Are Croatian citizens eligible to apply for NZeTA after landing in New Zealand?

Croatians cannot apply for NZeTA after landing, they have to apply before their departure date.

Are there any age limitations for Croatians to apply for NZeTA?

There isn't any, but less than 18 years old should have their approval from their guardians.

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

Things To Do and Places of Interest for Croatian Citizens

  • Meet one of the world’s most violent supervolcanoes, Taupo
  • Hot Water Beach, Mercury Bay
  • Fall for Huka Falls
  • Go canyoning in Auckland
  • Go skydiving over Lake Taupo
  • Play Frisbee Golf In The Queenstown Gardens
  • Climb (and jump off) Auckland Harbour Bridge
  • Ride the rapids of the Tongariro River
  • Meet the wildlife in Zealandia wildlife sanctuary
  • Climb the Franz Josef Glacier
  • Sample Wellington’s craft beer scene

Consulate Genaral of the Republic of Croatia in Auckland, New Zealand



291 Lincoln Road, Henderson, Auckland 0610, PO Box 83-200, Edmonton, Auckland 0652





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