New Zealand Visa from Italy

New Zealand Visa for Italian Citizens

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

New Zealand Visa from Italy

New Zealand eTA Eligibility

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

Other New Zealand eTA Requirements

  • A Italy-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 Italy?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Italian 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 Italian 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 Italy

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

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

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

Which activies are not allowed for Italian 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

Will I be able to apply for NZeTA, if I have a disability or have some health problems?

You can apply for NZeTA, even if you have a disability or have some health problems. But you will be required to share extra details regarding the same, in case you might have serious health problems and you might need to visit the hospital in New Zealand. Be honest while sharing your medical information in the form.

For my NZeTA application, I am asked to submit more documents. What to do?

Submit your documents immediately, not sending them on time might delay or even reject your application. Always be quick in providing your documents quickly and correctly. If you are confused, what exactly is asked for, consult the immigration officials.

Will I have to get NZeTA for my child, as he is traveling with me?

As a traveler from a visa-waiver nation, whoever is traveling with you, each one of the travelers must have their own NZeTA. Even infants and kids need to have their NZeTA, just provide their passport details and few other pieces of information.

My travel plans have changed, but I have already received NZeTA. What to do?

You don't have rea-apply your NZeTA, if your changed travel dates come within the validity period of the approved NZeTA. As the NZeTA is accessible for 2 years, you can choose to travel within this time frame.

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

11 Things To Do and Places of Interest for Italian Citizens

  • Remarkable zip-lining in the Remarkables, Queenstown
  • Walk the Coast Track in Abel Tasman National Park
  • Go On a Scenic Helicopter flight Over Milford Sound
  • Wander the ancient Waipoua Kauri Forest
  • Admire the coast from Castlepoint lighthouse
  • Learn about Maori culture in Rotorua
  • Get your Heard Pumpint with AJ Hackett, Queenstown
  • Get acquainted with the Whanganui River
  • Taste a tipple in Hawke’s Bay
  • Drive Out to Moke Lake, Queenstown
  • Walk the Paths of the Dead, The Putangirua Pinnacles

Italy Embassy in Wellington



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