New Zealand Visa from Slovakia

New Zealand Visa for Slovak Citizens

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

New Zealand Visa from Slovakia

New Zealand eTA Eligibility

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

Other New Zealand eTA Requirements

  • A Slovakia-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 Slovakia?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Slovak 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 Slovak 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 Slovakia

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

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

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

Which activies are not allowed for Slovak 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

Finally, my NZeTA is approved, what are the items that I can take to New Zealand?

You cannot bring items that are considered in the biosecurity list of New Zealand. If you are found bringing those listed you will help to pass through many checks and even losing of those items.

To apply for the NZeTA, what is the fee and how long does the NZeTA process take?

The NZeTA application fees are different for different countries. For information about the fees you have to check the official website. The time taken to get your approval mostly takes 72 hours, but again it depends upon whether you have qualified the checks, they do a thorough checking before accepting or rejecting it.

How to go forward with the NZeTA application process?

The process is simple, just visit the online application page, fill out the details properly and click on the submit button and pay the required fees (processing fee, Tourism Levy and International Visitor Conservation) Provide personal information about yourself correctly, passport details and why you are planning for this trip. But while filing the form make sure to fill it accurately, scan all your documents beforehand to upload.

Can I help to fill the NZeTA form for some other person?

You can help someone to fill the NZeTA form, provided you have all the personal information of that person, his data, passport details, travel information, etc.

Any age limit for applying for NZeTA?

There is no age limit for NZeTA application, even an infant who is traveling with his parents from a visa-waiver country needs to have a NZeTA.

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

11 Things To Do and Places of Interest for Slovak Citizens

  • Wander the ancient Waipoua Kauri Forest
  • Go back in time to the East Cape
  • Hire a campervan
  • Ride the rapids of the Tongariro River
  • Hit an LGBT bar in Cuba Street, Wellington
  • Go kiwi spotting on Stewart Island
  • Redwoods Treehouse, Auckland
  • Power to the Pedal, Electric bike tour in Auckland
  • Enjoy sunset with surfing penguins, Oamaru
  • Swim With the Dolphins, Christchurch
  • Visit Mount Doom in Tongariro National Park

Consulate of the Slovak Republic, Auckland



Level 10, Price Waterhouse Coopers Tower, 188 Quay Street, Auckland 1010, PO Box 7359, Auckland 1141 New Zealand





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