New Zealand Visa from Poland

New Zealand Visa for Polish Citizens

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

New Zealand Visa from Poland

New Zealand eTA Eligibility

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

Other New Zealand eTA Requirements

  • A Poland-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 Poland?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Polish 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 Polish 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 Poland

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

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

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

Which activies are not allowed for Polish 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

Your kids are traveling with you, do your kids also need the NZeTA? Is there any age limit for kids?

Even infants traveling with their parents need to get the NZeTA, each person traveling should have their own NZeTA. And teenagers who are below 18 years of age have to get permission to fly to New Zealand from their guardians or parents.

Want to work for a voluntary programme in New Zealand with the NZeTA?

You are completely not allowed to engage in any voluntary work with the NZeTA. Kindly apply for a volunteer programme visa.

Am I allowed to apply for NZeTA for unlimited times?

Travelers belonging to visa-waiver nations have benefits, there is no limitation for them to apply the NZeTA. Since the NZeTA is valid for two years, you can use this visa for multiple visits, but limit your stay for 90 days.

Do I have to get NZeTA for a layover in New Zealand?

You need to apply for NZeTA even for transit, travelers who are traveling to some other country and have a layover in New Zealand need to have the NZeTA.

Hoping to go for medical treatment in New Zealand, with the NZeTA can I do so?

You are not allowed to opt for medical treatment with the NZeTA, you have to apply for a medical treatment visa to New Zealand.

I have already submitted my NZeTA, can I cancel it?

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After submitting the NZeTA, you cannot cancel it. Wanting to make changes to the form you have to apply freshly again. Before submitting, double check and be sure with your travel plans.

11 Things To Do and Places of Interest for Polish Citizens

  • Go sailing around the Bay of Islands
  • Wander the ancient Waipoua Kauri Forest
  • Escape to the Coromandel Peninsula
  • Taste a tipple in Hawke’s Bay
  • Hot Water Beach, Mercury Bay
  • Try kite landboarding on Foxton Beach
  • Climb (and jump off) Auckland Harbour Bridge
  • See all of Wellington from Mt Victoria Lookout
  • Spend an afternoon at Te Papa museum
  • Eat an ice cream at Scorching Bay, Miramar
  • Go kiwi spotting on Stewart Island

Embassy of Poland



142-144 Featherston Street, Wellington Central Wellington 6011, New Zealand





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