New Zealand Visa from Mauritius

New Zealand Visa for Mauritian Citizens

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

New Zealand Visa from Mauritius

New Zealand eTA Eligibility

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

Other New Zealand eTA Requirements

  • A Mauritius-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 Mauritius?

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

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

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

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

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

To enter New Zealand, Mauritian 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 Mauritian citizens covers eTA fee and IVL (International Visitor Levy) fee. Mauritian 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.

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

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

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

Mauritian 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 Mauritian 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 Mauritius

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

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

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

Which activies are not allowed for Mauritian 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

If in the past I have extended my stay or broken immigration laws, will I still be able to apply for NZeTA?

If in the past you have extended my stay or broken immigration laws, you might face some issues during the application process. You might need to provide certain documents as proof, the reason for extension or what laws you have broken, everything will be checked.

My application for NZeTA was rejected in the past, will I still be able to apply for NZeTA?

You can apply for NZeTA again, but your approval will solely depend on verification. They will check as to why you have been rejected and so you have to be prepared with every document to pass the check.

While filing the NZeTA, I am having some technical issues. What are the options available?

Try refreshing the page, otherwise try on some other web browser, if still you are unable to fill up, contact the helpdesk.

I already have a valid New Zealand visa, do I still need to apply for NZeTA?

First check the type of visa you are having, if it's the NZeTA visa from your previous trip and it's still valid you don't have to apply for another NZeTA.

I am in urgent need of traveling to New Zealand. How can I speed up my NZeTA application?

You can ask for faster approvals in case of emergency, but you need to give valid reasons, proofs and sometimes you have to pay extra for that. Also, faster processes might not be available sometimes. You can visit the nearest immigration office for such problems.

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

11 Things To Do and Places of Interest for Mauritian Citizens

  • Spend an afternoon at Te Papa museum
  • Take the Weta Workshop Tour, Wellington
  • Eat At Fergburger, Queenstown
  • Visit Auckland Museum
  • Hit the rails on the TranzAlpine
  • Climb Queenstown Hill For Sunrise or Sunset
  • See the Brockworth Street Art Gallery, Christchurch
  • Power to the Pedal, Electric bike tour in Auckland
  • BodyFX, Auckland
  • Martinborough Winery Private Tour
  • Trike around Dunedin

Consulate of the Republic of Mauritius

 

Address

Lowndes Associates House 18 Shortland Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
 

Phone

+64-9-373-7291
 

Fax

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