New Zealand Visa from Hong Kong

New Zealand Visa for Hong Kong Citizens

New Zealand Visa from Hong Kong
Updated on May 03, 2024 | New Zealand eTA

New Zealand eTA for Hong Kong citizens

New Zealand eTA Eligibility

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

Other New Zealand eTA Requirements

  • A Hong Kong-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 Hong Kong?

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

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

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

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

New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) requirements for Hong Kong citizens

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

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

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

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

Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong

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

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

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

Which activies are not allowed for Hong Kong 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

11 Things To Do and Places of Interest for Hong Kong Citizens

  • Go kiwi spotting on Stewart Island
  • Check out an urban volcano, Mt Eden
  • Climb Queenstown Hill For Sunrise or Sunset
  • Go Steampunk in Oamaru
  • Clamber around Castle Hill
  • Half-Day Wellington Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour
  • Trike around Dunedin
  • Get a photo with Split Apple Rock, Abel Tasman
  • Au pair in New Zealand
  • Visit Mount Doom in Tongariro National Park
  • Go sailing around the Bay of Islands

Hong Kong Embassy in Wellington


2-6 Glenmore Street, Kelburn P.O. Box 17257 Wellington New Zealand





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