New Zealand Visa from Cyprus

New Zealand Visa for Cypriot Citizens

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

New Zealand Visa from Cyprus

New Zealand eTA Eligibility

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

Other New Zealand eTA Requirements

  • A Cyprus-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 Cyprus?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cypriot 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 Cypriot 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 Cyprus

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

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

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

Which activies are not allowed for Cypriot 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

I have lost my passport in New Zealand which has my New Zealand eTA, what am I supposed to do now?

If such a problem arises immediately inform the officials and your embassy in New Zealand. You will either need to apply for a replacement passport or other emergency travel document. Always try to keep your passport and eTA separately from other documents. Also, while traveling around New Zealand it is better to keep the original documents at your hotel, travel with digital or printed copies.

What happens to travelers with criminal records, will they be able to apply for New Zealand eTA?

Travelers with criminal records can apply for New Zealand eTA, however, their approval will depend on the type of crime committed and how serious the crime was. Also, extra verification checks will be there and the traveler will have to provide a lot of supporting documents.

Those willing to travel to New Zealand for temporary work or freelancing purposes, can they opt for New Zealand eTA?

Travelers hoping to work or freelance in New Zealand are not eligible to use New Zealand eTA. Job seekers should opt for a work visa, if wishing to work there.

For more questions related to New Zealand eTA, you can visit the official New Zealand immigration website, or contact the helpdesk number for immediate help.

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

11 Things To Do and Places of Interest for Cypriot Citizens

  • Sample Wellington’s craft beer scene
  • Spend an afternoon at Te Papa museum
  • Ride The Luge Up At The Skyline, Queenstown
  • Take the Weta Workshop Tour, Wellington
  • Visit Hokitika Gorge on the west coast
  • Eat At Fergburger, Queenstown
  • Go kiwi spotting on Stewart Island
  • Visit Auckland Museum
  • Go snorkelling around Goat Island
  • Hit the rails on the TranzAlpine
  • Marvel at the Moeraki Boulders

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Cyprus in Christchurch, New Zealand



50-58, Parkhouse Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, New Zealand , P.O. Box 1-288, Christchurch, New Zealand