New Zealand Visa from Greece

New Zealand Visa for Greek Citizens

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

New Zealand Visa from Greece

New Zealand eTA Eligibility

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

Other New Zealand eTA Requirements

  • A Greece-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 Greece?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Greek 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 Greek 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 Greece

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

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

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

Which activies are not allowed for Greek 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 about NZeTA

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I need to visit New Zealand on an urgent basis, but I did not get NZeTA? What to do?

Check you belong to a visa-waiver nation to get the NZeTA. Those travelers who are not from a visa-waiver nation, you cannot get NZeTA. Call the immigration department of New Zealand, they might guide you, maybe there's some other visa that you can apply for.

I am having some legal problems, can I still apply for NZeTA?

You might have issues while applying for NZeTA, but still you can apply. The officials will just keep an extra eye, they will look into the issue in detail and based on the seriousness of the issue and the documents you have provided as proof, your NZeTA will be decided.

Can I use NZeTA for study programs or to join courses in New Zealand?

With the NZeTA, you cannot choose any study programs or join any courses. For visiting for such reasons apply for a study visa.

While applying for NZeTA, what if I am asked for an interview or my biometric data? What to do?

In such cases, do not hesitate to give your interview or provide biometric data, failing to do so on time might lead to rejection of your NZeTA.

I have applied for NZeTA, can I use it for medical treatment in New Zealand?

With the NZeTA, you cannot use it for medical treatment, for such kind of reasons you need to apply for medical visitor visa

11 Things To Do and Places of Interest for Greek Citizens

  • Wander around Australasia’s only castle, Dunedin
  • Trike around Dunedin
  • Inspect the Clay Cliffs, The Waitaki Valley
  • Take a wineries tour in Central Otago
  • Swim With the Dolphins, Christchurch
  • Search for gold in the Buller Region
  • Au pair in New Zealand
  • Hop on an Aucky Walky tour, Auckland
  • Stay late for stargazing at Lake Tekapo
  • Take a boat tour of Milford Sound
  • Heat things up in Rotorua

Consulate of Greece, Auckland



108 Paihia Rd. , One Tree Hill, Auckland 1061, PO Box 26-327, Epsom, Auckland 1344