New Zealand Visa from Romania

New Zealand Visa for Romanian Citizens

New Zealand Visa from Romania
Updated on May 04, 2024 | Online New Zealand Visa

New Zealand Visa from Romania

New Zealand eTA Eligibility

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

Other New Zealand eTA Requirements

  • A Romania-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 Romania?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Romanian 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 Romanian 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 Romania

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

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

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

Which activies are not allowed for Romanian 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 provided my personal data for NZeTA, is it safe?

Your personal details are safe, you don't have to take tension regarding the same. Proper security protocols are used to keep the data safe and confidential.

What is the expiry date of NZeTA?

The NZeTA expires after 2 years, so travelers have a time limit of 2 years to visit New Zealand as many times as they want during this time period.

Planning to visit New Zealand more than two times with NZeTA, is it possible?

You can use the NZeTA to visit multiple times for a time limit of 2 years, but 90 days is the maximum time limit provided during each visit.

Who all can apply for NZeTA?

Only travelers belonging to visa-waiver nations can apply for NZeTA. Before applying, always check that you have the documents mentioned in the form, when you are ready, start filling the form then.

Want to come to New Zealand? Who is eligible to get the NZeTA?

Travelers from visa-waiver countries, cabin crew, ship crew, etc should get NZeTA.

Who doesn't need the NZeTA?

Kiwis and Australians do not need NZeTA to visit each other's country, but they should have a valid passport.

What about the permanent residents in Australia, do they need NZeTA?

People who are permanent residents in Australia need NZeTA to visit New Zealand.

Travelers traveling (transit flyers) via New Zealand to some other country, do they need NZeTA?

Transit flyers also need to get a NZeTA, even if they are flying to some other country via New Zealand.

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

11 Things To Do and Places of Interest for Romanian 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

Consulate of Romania, Wellington



53 Homewood Avenue, Karori, Wellington 6012 New Zealand





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