New Zealand Visa from Ireland

New Zealand Visa for Irish Citizens

New Zealand Visa from Ireland
Updated on Jun 23, 2024 | Online New Zealand Visa

New Zealand Visa from Ireland

New Zealand eTA Eligibility

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

Other New Zealand eTA Requirements

  • A Ireland-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 Ireland?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Irish 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 Irish 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 Ireland

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

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

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

Which activies are not allowed for Irish 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

Can I use NZeTA to travel to the Cook Islands or Niue?

With NZeTA, you are only eligible to travel around New Zealand. To visit Cook Islands or Niue, you have to get a different travel permit as it is an independent governing island.

I live permanently in a visa-waiver country, can I get the NZeTA?

If you are a permanent resident of a visa waiver nation and have a valid passport, you can apply for NZeTA. But remember, you have to show permanent residency proof in your name.

Can I use NZeTA for educational purposes like attending seminars and conferences?

With the NZeTA you can use it for educational purposes like attending seminars and conferences, but you cannot use it to study, even a short term course. For such purposes, get a student visa and enjoy studying in NZ.

I need to travel to New Zealand on an urgent basis, but I have not received the NZeTA, yet. What to do?

If such issues arise, consult the immigration office, they could help you to speed up the process or might give you other travel options, depending on the situation.

With my NZeTA, am I allowed to do any business activity or work remotely or in NZ?

With NZeTA, you are only allowed to use it for tourism purposes, transit, and business visits. This visa does not allow you to work remotely or engage in any business dealing activities, for this kind of activity you need a work or business visa.

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

11 Things To Do and Places of Interest for Irish Citizens

  • Remarkable zip-lining in the Remarkables, Queenstown
  • Marvel at Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve
  • Wander the ancient Waipoua Kauri Forest
  • Lounge on the beach in at the Bay of Plenty
  • Get your Heard Pumpint with AJ Hackett, Queenstown
  • Go back in time to the East Cape
  • Drive Out to Moke Lake, Queenstown
  • Hot Water Beach, Mercury Bay
  • Hire a campervan
  • Go skydiving over Lake Taupo
  • Try Zorbing in Rotorua

Ireland Consulate in Auckland



Level 3,National Bank Tower 205 Queen Street P.O. Box 279 1140 Auckland New Zealand





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