New Zealand Visa from Finland

New Zealand Visa for Finnish Citizens

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

New Zealand Visa from Finland

New Zealand eTA Eligibility

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

Other New Zealand eTA Requirements

  • A Finland-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 Finland?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Finnish 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 Finnish 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 Finland

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

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

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

Which activies are not allowed for Finnish 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

Recently, I applied for a visa for another country and it is under pending. Am I eligible to apply for NZeTA?

You can apply for NZeTA, but if your visa appeal has been pending from some other country, this means that the immigration officials look at your application carefully and you might need to produce extra document proofs.

Your NZeTA application is approved, what to do next?

After your NZeTA application is approved, check your approval details and match your passport details as well. If something is unclear, visit the immigration New Zealand office.

What is the benefit of New Zealand eVisa?

With the New Zealand eVisa you have a digital pass, you can enjoy for purposes like business, tourism, and transit. It is incredible as it covers all the purposes of the traditional visa. Travelers do not have to anymore fill in forms at the embassy and apply.

Which travelers can get the New Zealand eVisa?

Travelers from visa-waiver nations can receive the NZeTA, they have the privilege of applying for the electronic visa without having to visit the embassy of New Zealand.

What are the different eVisas available in New Zealand?

Different eVisas include business, tourist, study, work, etc. Travelers should clearly verify the reason for their visit and then apply for the visa.

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

Things To Do and Places of Interest for Finnish Citizens

  • Go sailing around the Bay of Islands
  • Wander the ancient Waipoua Kauri Forest
  • Escape to the Coromandel Peninsula
  • Taste a tipple in Hawke’s Bay
  • Hot Water Beach, Mercury Bay
  • Try kite landboarding on Foxton Beach
  • Climb (and jump off) Auckland Harbour Bridge
  • See all of Wellington from Mt Victoria Lookout
  • Spend an afternoon at Te Papa museum
  • Eat an ice cream at Scorching Bay, Miramar
  • Go kiwi spotting on Stewart Island

Finnish Consulate General New Zealand



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