New Zealand Visa from Estonia

New Zealand Visa for Estonian Citizens

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

New Zealand Visa from Estonia

New Zealand eTA Eligibility

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

Other New Zealand eTA Requirements

  • A Estonia-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 Estonia?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Estonian 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 Estonian 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 Estonia

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

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

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

Which activies are not allowed for Estonian 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

How can you receive your New Zealand eVisa?

Travelers willing to travel to New Zealand, visit the eVisa official website and fill the form. The application form is simple, requiring you to fill in basic information like passport details, etc.

Why do travelers need the New Zealand eVisa?

Travelers need the New Zealand eVisa as an approval to visit the country. You will require the basic personal information, passport details, etc to be filled. You might also need other documents like income proof, accommodation details, etc.

Travelers cannot extend the stay after the visa expires, they have to apply for a new eVisa for New Zealand.

Are you planning to study or work with New Zealand eVisa?

Travelers thinking to do so, you cannot with the New Zealand eVisa. If you want to go for study or work purposes, it is better to consult the visa department to know what type of visa to apply for.

Was your New Zealand eVisa rejected for some reason? What to do now?

If your New Zealand eVisa got rejected, try to consult with the immigration officials of New Zealand, depending on the nature of your rejection there might be some alternatives. Carefully check the reason, and apply with proofs.

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

Places of Interest for Estonian Citizens

  • Marvel at the Moeraki Boulders
  • Climb Queenstown Hill For Sunrise or Sunset
  • Get wild at Auckland Zoo
  • See the Brockworth Street Art Gallery, Christchurch
  • Embark on an Auckland bar crawl
  • Power to the Pedal, Electric bike tour in Auckland
  • Clamber around Castle Hill
  • BodyFX, Auckland
  • Drive Highway 80 into Mount Cook National Park
  • Martinborough Winery Private Tour
  • Wander around Australasia’s only castle, Dunedin

Consulate of Estonia in Wellington



Estonian Consulate in Wellington, New Zealand 3 Olliver Grove Waikanae Beach P.O. Box 12118, Thorndon Wellington New Zealand