New Zealand Visa from Kuwait

New Zealand Visa for Kuwait Citizens

New Zealand Visa from Kuwait
Updated on May 18, 2024 | Online New Zealand Visa

New Zealand Visa from Kuwait

New Zealand eTA Eligibility

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

Other New Zealand eTA Requirements

  • A Kuwait-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 Kuwait?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kuwaiti 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 Kuwaiti 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 Kuwait

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

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

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

Which activies are not allowed for Kuwaiti 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

What is special about NZeTA? Who can apply?

NZeTA, a visa allowed to citizens belonging from visa-waiver countries, this pass is valid for 60 nations around the world.

With the NZeTA, why is the Tourism Levy tied to it?

Tourism Levy is the charge taken to keep nature and the tourist spots of New Zealand in its best form.

What is the step to apply for NZeTA?

You simply need to go to the official online portal for NZeTA, fill the form, pay the fees and wait for approval. It will take 72 hours to confirm you regarding the same.

Paperworks needed to travel with NZeTA?

You can get a print out of the NZeTA or a digital copy and your passport. When you apply for NZeTA you don't have to submit your passport.

Are you a frequent traveler to New Zealand? Planning for a long-term NZeTA?

NZeTA is for 2 years, during this time frame you can visit many times, but each stay must be for 90 days. Apply for some other visa, if hoping for more than 90 days during a single visit.

Was your NZeTA rejected? Thinking of applying again?

Following 72 hours of your application, you will get a mail regarding the status. If it was rejected you will get a mail. If you think you can provide proof and documents you can try applying again.

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

Things To Do and Places of Interest for Kuwaiti 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

Kuwaiti Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand



Level 7, Maritime Tower 10 Customhouse Quay P.O. Box 25-032 Wellington New Zealand





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