New Zealand Visa from Latvia

New Zealand Visa for Latvian Citizens

New Zealand Visa from Latvia
Updated on May 08, 2024 | Online New Zealand Visa

New Zealand Visa from Latvia

New Zealand eTA Eligibility

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

Other New Zealand eTA Requirements

  • A Latvia-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 Latvia?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Latvian 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 Latvian 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 Latvia

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

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

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

Which activies are not allowed for Latvian 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

Having a bad travel record while traveling to some country, will I be able to get NZeTA?

You can still apply for NZeTA, you will be facing extra checks, but that's okay, you can provide the reason for such an issue with solid proof. Be truthful at all times to avoid cancellation.

Want to stop the NZeTA application before submitting, what to do next?

Just contact the right person or use your application portal, do not process further. If you have by chance clicked the submit button, you can get help from immigration officials by calling on the helpdesk number otherwise visit the office.

Is applying for NZeTA a lengthy process, how long does it take?

NZeTA takes 72 hours to process your application, however if it has some complicated issues it may take some time. Apply some days before your travel date.

In the past if somebody has been deported can they apply for NZeTA?

It might affect you to get the NZeTA, next time, but still you can apply for NZeTA. They will look into the reasons like why you were deported and since then what are your travel records. Always be truthful while sharing information.

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

11 Things To Do and Places of Interest for Latvian Citizens

  • 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
  • Go kiwi spotting on Stewart Island
  • Laugh it up at a comedy night, Auckland
  • Hit the rails on the TranzAlpine
  • Redwoods Treehouse, Auckland

Latvia Consulate in Auckland



107 Wheturangi Road, Green Lane P.C. 1051 Auckland New Zealand





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