New Zealand Visa from Israel

New Zealand Visa for Israeli Citizens

New Zealand Visa from Israel
Updated on Jun 24, 2024 | Online New Zealand Visa

New Zealand Visa from Israel

New Zealand eTA Eligibility

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

Other New Zealand eTA Requirements

  • A Israel-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 Israel?

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

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

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

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

New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) Israelints for Israeli citizens

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

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

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

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

Israeli 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 Israeli 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 Israel

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

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

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

Which activies are not allowed for Israeli 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

When does the New Zealand eTA expire?

The New Zealand eTA is valid for 2 years, and during this time frame you can use this visa to visit multiple times.

But to get the New Zealand eTA, applicants are required to pay a certain fee, Tourism Levy (IVL), and tourist tax called the International Visitor Conservation.

For airline/cruise ship Crew, the NZeTA is valid for 5 years.

Can you use the New Zealand Eta more than once?

Yes. The New Zealand Electronic Travel Authorization (NZeTA) is good for many entries within its valid period.

Who has to get the NZeTA?

Folks who don't need a New Zealand Visa, also known as Visa Free individuals, need to get the New Zealand Electronic Travel Authorization (NZeTA) to enter New Zealand.

People from 60 countries that don't need a visa for New Zealand must fill out a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authorization (NZeTA) form online before their trip.

This NZeTA form stays valid for two years.

It's different for Australians. They do not need the NZeTA. No Visa or NZeTA is required for Australians visiting New Zealand.

Wondering who needs an NZeTA?

Any visitors coming by cruise ship can apply for one.

People who previously didn't need a visa need to get the NZeTA before entering New Zealand.

Before setting off to New Zealand, all folks from the 60 visa-exempt countries need to fill out the NZeTA online. It stays valid for two whole years.

Australians have a pass here! They don't need the NZeTA or a visa for their New Zealand visit.

Wondering who doesn't need an NZeTA?

New Zealanders and Australians don't need an NZ eTA.

11 Things To Do and Places of Interest for Israeli Citizens

  • Drive Out to Moke Lake, Queenstown
  • Hot Water Beach, Mercury Bay
  • Hire a campervan
  • Go skydiving over Lake Taupo
  • Try Zorbing in Rotorua
  • Ride the rapids of the Tongariro River
  • See all of Wellington from Mt Victoria Lookout
  • Sample Wellington’s craft beer scene
  • Hit an LGBT bar in Cuba Street, Wellington
  • Take the Weta Workshop Tour, Wellington
  • Go vintage on Cuba Street, Wellington


Israel Consulate in Auckland



The Gene Hirst Maon, 79 Margot Street, Epsom Auckland New Zealand





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