New Zealand Visa from Norway

New Zealand Visa for Norwegian Citizens

New Zealand Visa from Norway
Updated on Jul 17, 2024 | Online New Zealand Visa

New Zealand Visa from Norway

New Zealand eTA Eligibility

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

Other New Zealand eTA Requirements

  • A Norway-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 Norway?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Norwegian 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 Norwegian 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 Norway

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

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

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

Which activies are not allowed for Norwegian 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

I have got my NZeTA, can I carry all sorts of goods in my baggage while traveling to New Zealand?

New Zealand believes in preserving its nature, there are many goods that come under biosecurity restrictions. You cannot get things like plants, food, animal products etc. You can check the list of biosecurity items that are not allowed in New Zealand.

Have a criminal record in the past, can you still be considered to apply for NZeTA?

You can apply for NZeTA, but your approval will depend upon the nature of crime you have committed after thorough checks. You might need to submit extra documents regarding the same.

Your NZeTA got rejected, what is the next step that you can take?

Travelers applying for NZeTA will get a mail as to why your NZeTA was rejected. You can check the reasons thoroughly, if you have proof supporting the same, submit the documents and appeal again for another visa.

With the NZeTA, am I allowed to attend seminars and conferences?

NZeTA allows people to attend seminars and conferences, but not for working purposes. You have to get another visa for working purposes.

My NZeTA is confirmed, do I need to take the print out while visiting?

Taking the print out of confirmed NZeTA is not compulsory, but it is a good idea to take out the print out or store digitally for a hassle free travel experience.

Travelers with dual citizenship rights, can they apply for NZeTA?

Dual citizens can apply for NZeTA too, but they must use the passport of the visa-waiver country. Since the passport will be linked to the NZeTA, you should use only one passport throughout your travel process.

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

11 Things To Do and Places of Interest for Norwegian Citizens

  • Remarkable zip-lining in the Remarkables, Queenstown
  • Go On a Scenic Helicopter flight Over Milford Sound
  • Admire the coast from Castlepoint lighthouse
  • Get your Heard Pumpint with AJ Hackett, Queenstown
  • Taste a tipple in Hawke’s Bay
  • Walk the Paths of the Dead, The Putangirua Pinnacles
  • Hire a campervan
  • Photograph Lake Wanaka’s single tree
  • Try the Skyswing in Rotorua
  • See all of Wellington from Mt Victoria Lookout
  • Rollerblade along Wellington’s waterfront

Norway Consulate in Wellington



Deloitte House 10 Brandon Street PO Box 1990 Wellington 6140 New Zealand





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