New Zealand Visa from Spain

New Zealand Visa for Spanish Citizens

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

New Zealand Visa from Spain

New Zealand eTA Eligibility

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

Other New Zealand eTA Requirements

  • A Spain-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 Spain?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spanish 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 Spanish 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 Spain

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

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

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

Which activies are not allowed for Spanish 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 about NZeTA

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to visit New Zealand for more than one time in one year with the NZeTA, is it possible?

Yes with the NZeTA you can visit New Zealand multiple times in one year with the NZeTA, but you cannot increase your stay for more than 90 days in each stay.

What will happen if the passport expires before the NZeTA?

You have to update your passport and reapply for NZeTA. You cannot use a passport which expires before your NZeTA.

Were you denied entry to New Zealand or some other country in the past? Are you eligible to apply for NZeTA?

Although past rejected entries might be an issue, you should be able to prove yourself with valid documents. Every case is unique.

Is there any time period to apply for NZeTA before your departure date?

There's no time limit set to apply for NZeTA, however to enjoy a hassle-free visa experience try to apply at least 10-15 days before your departure.

Is it important to keep a printed copy of NZeTA approval while traveling to New Zealand?

No, it is not required. However for a smooth checking process it is better to keep either a printed copy or digitally, along with your passport.

11 Things To Do and Places of Interest for Spanish Citizens

  • Hire a campervan
  • Try kite landboarding on Foxton Beach
  • Photograph Lake Wanaka’s single tree
  • Try Zorbing in Rotorua
  • Try the Skyswing in Rotorua
  • Shotover River Jet Boat ride, Queenstown
  • See all of Wellington from Mt Victoria Lookout
  • Ride the Wellington Cable Car
  • Rollerblade along Wellington’s waterfront
  • Hit an LGBT bar in Cuba Street, Wellington
  • Immerse yourself in Wellington’s coffee culture

Embassy of Spain in Wellington



Level 11 50 Manners Street Wellington 6142 New Zealand





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