New Zealand Visa from Malaysia

New Zealand Visa for Malaysian Citizens

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

New Zealand Visa from Malaysia

New Zealand eTA Eligibility

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

Other New Zealand eTA Requirements

  • A Malaysia-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 Malaysia?

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

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

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

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

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

To enter New Zealand, Malaysians citizens will require a valid Travel Document or Passport in order to apply for New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA). Ensure that your Passport is valid for at least 3 months past the date of departure from New Zealand.

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 Malaysians citizens covers eTA fee and IVL (International Visitor Levy) fee. Malaysians 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. 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.

Malaysians 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 Malaysians citizen stay on New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA)?

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

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

Malaysians 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 Malaysians 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 Malaysia

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

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

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

Which activies are not allowed for Malaysians 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 all age groups apply or any age limit set to apply NZeTA?

If you are independently applying for NZeTA, you should be at least 18 years of age and if you are less than that you have to get it filled and signed by your respected guardian or parents.

As a Malaysian, I have a dual citizenship right, am I eligible to apply for NZeTA?

Dual citizens have the right to apply, but they should use the passport of a visa-waiver nation.

While filling the NZeTA form I am having issues, what can I do?

Travelers can take help from the official website, New Zealand immigration, there is a help desk number you can call there.

Visiting New Zealand with NZeTA, do you need to get travel insurance?

It is not compulsory to get travel insurance, but for your safety, it is better to get travel insurance, if you are traveling.

Can Malaysians apply for NZeTA after they have reached New Zealand?

You cannot apply for NZeTA after you have reached, to avoid any delays in your travel plans, try to apply for NZeTA, 10-days before.

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

11 Things To Do and Places of Interest for Malaysians Citizens

  • Laugh it up at a comedy night, Auckland
  • Hit the rails on the TranzAlpine
  • Redwoods Treehouse, Auckland
  • Get wild at Auckland Zoo
  • Go Steampunk in Oamaru
  • Power to the Pedal, Electric bike tour in Auckland
  • Meet the marine life at Kaikoura
  • Drive Highway 80 into Mount Cook National Park
  • Enjoy sunset with surfing penguins, Oamaru
  • Trike around Dunedin
  • Go cycling around the Marlborough Sounds

Malaysia High Comission in Wellington



Address No. 10 Washington Avenue P.O. Box 9422 Brooklyn Wellington New Zealand





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