New Zealand Visa from Mexico

New Zealand Visa for Mexican Citizens

New Zealand Visa from Mexico
Updated on May 07, 2024 | Online New Zealand Visa

New Zealand Visa from Mexico

New Zealand eTA Eligibility

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

Other New Zealand eTA Requirements

  • A Mexico-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 Mexico?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mexican 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 Mexican 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 Mexico

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

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

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

Which activies are not allowed for Mexican 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

You have applied for NZeTA, how much time does it take to process?

The process usually takes around 72 hours of time duration. If you have plans to visit New Zealand, it is better to apply 10 days in advance to avoid any hassle.

You have been denied entry before, is it possible to apply NZeTA again?

You can apply NZeTA again, but before applying again read the terms and conditions carefully, do check the reason as to why you have been rejected before. After thorough research, fill the form again with all the important documents for proof.

In the NZeTA form application process, are there any restrictions on age?

Whoever is traveling to New Zealand should have the NZeTA. Teenagers who are below 18 years should get a green signal from their guardians or parents.

What rules do I have to follow, if I have made a change in my travel plan, after receiving the NZeTA?

You don't have to apply for a new NZeTA, even if your travel dates are changed, if the dates fall in the validity period of your NZeTA visa.

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

11 Things To Do and Places of Interest for Mexican Citizens

  • Walk the Coast Track in Abel Tasman National Park
  • Admire the coast from Castlepoint lighthouse
  • Get acquainted with the Whanganui River
  • Walk the Paths of the Dead, The Putangirua Pinnacles
  • Try kite landboarding on Foxton Beach
  • Try the Skyswing in Rotorua
  • Ride the Wellington Cable Car
  • Immerse yourself in Wellington’s coffee culture
  • See the pancake rocks and blowholes at Punakaiki
  • Check out an urban volcano, Mt Eden
  • Hit the Christchurch markets

Mexico Embassy in Wellington



185-187 Featherston St, level 2 (AMP Chambers) P.O. Box 11-510 Wellington New Zealand





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