New Zealand Visa from Qatar

New Zealand Visa for Qatari Citizens

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

New Zealand Visa from Qatar

New Zealand eTA Eligibility

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

Other New Zealand eTA Requirements

  • A Qatar-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 Qatar?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qatari 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 Qatari 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 Qatar

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

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

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

Which activies are not allowed for Qatari 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

As a traveler to New Zealand I have the NZeTA, can I use it to visit Cook Islands or Niue

Travelers with the NZeTA cannot visit the Cook Islands or Niue, traveling to these islands you will require a different permit and have to follow their travel rules.

As a permanent resident of a visa-waiver country, will I be able to get the NZeTA?

All the travelers who are permanent residents of a visa waiver country will be able to get the NZeTA, but should have a valid passport.

With the NZeTA, am I allowed to go for educational trips like seminars or conferences?

With the NZeTA you can be a part of educational trips like seminars or conferences, but you cannot opt for short term study programmes, no matter how short the duration of the course is. Even for a short term study course, you will have to opt for a study visa.

Have to leave for New Zealand on an urgent basis, but havent the NZeTA yet. What to do?

In such cases, you have to visit the consulate office or reach out to the office of the Immigration New Zealand; they could give you some advice.

Want to work remotely in New Zealand, is it allowed with the NZeTA?

With the NZeTA you are not allowed to work even remotely in New Zealand, for work purposes you have to get a separate visa.

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

11 Things To Do and Places of Interest for Qatari Citizens

  • Walk the Coast Track in Abel Tasman National Park
  • Eat second breakfast in Hobbiton
  • Get your Heard Pumpint with AJ Hackett, Queenstown
  • Island-hop around the Hauraki Gulf
  • Jet boating in Queenstown
  • Go skydiving over Lake Taupo
  • Try the Skyswing in Rotorua
  • Climb the Franz Josef Glacier
  • Hit an LGBT bar in Cuba Street, Wellington
  • Visit Hokitika Gorge on the west coast
  • Climb the Sky Tower for astounding Auckland views

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