New Zealand Visa from Netherlands

New Zealand Visa for Dutch Citizens

New Zealand Visa from Netherlands
Updated on Jun 23, 2024 | Online New Zealand Visa

New Zealand Visa from Netherlands

New Zealand eTA Eligibility

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

Other New Zealand eTA Requirements

  • A Netherlands-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 Netherlands?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dutch 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 Dutch 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 Netherlands

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

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

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

Which activies are not allowed for Dutch 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

Going to apply for NZeTA, so how much time does it take?

The time required for your NZeTA is 72 hours. However you should try to apply 10-15 days before your flying date, so that you can check out everything properly and apply.

Suppose, you were denied the NZeTA before, is it possible for you to reapply?

Yes, you can apply for NZeTA again, even if you have been denied in the past, but make sure that you have to reliably produce all the details in regards to your rejection in the past. You should be ready to provide all the documents producing them as proof and why you are eligible.

Planning to apply for NZeTA, is there any age limit?

No, there is no maximum age limit to apply for the NZeTA. Below 18 year old teenagers have to get approval from their parents or whoever is their guardian.

Thinking of staying in New Zealand for beyond 90 days, can you apply with the NZeTA?

A stay beyond 90 days with the NZeTA is not allowed. You can use NZeTa for tourism, business and transit purposes. Travelers thinking to stay beyond 90 days, with such plans in mind, kindly check and apply for other visas.

Planning to change your travel dates, after you have received your NZeTA? What is the process?

Don't worry, you can change your travel dates, even after you have received your NZeTA. The only thing you have to check out is that your return date from New Zealand, should be before the NZeTA expiry date.

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

11 Things To Do and Places of Interest for Dutch Citizens

  • Meet the marine life at Kaikoura
  • Free live music at the Darkroom
  • Half-Day Wellington Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour
  • Enjoy sunset with surfing penguins, Oamaru
  • Visit The International Antarctic Centre
  • Relax in Christchurch’s Botanic Gardens
  • Go cycling around the Marlborough Sounds
  • Get a photo with Split Apple Rock, Abel Tasman
  • Road trip through The Catlins
  • Lounge on Golden Bay
  • Get deep underground in Nelson

Netherlands Embassy in Wellington



PSIS House – 10de verdieping Hoek Featherston en Ballance Streets 6011 Wellington New Zealand





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