Austrian citizens intending to visit New Zealand for tourism, business, or certain other activities can apply for an NZeTA. This electronic authorization allows them to stay in New Zealand for a specified period without the need for a traditional visa.

What are the requirements of NZeTA from Austria?

The New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) is required for citizens of Austria who are traveling to New Zealand. Here are the requirements:

  1. Passport: Austrians must have a valid passport issued by the Austrian government. The passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the intended date of departure from New Zealand.
  2. Online Application: Travelers from Austria need to complete the NZeTA application online before traveling to New Zealand.
  3. Personal Information: The application will require personal information such as full name, date of birth, nationality, passport details, contact information, and travel plans.
  4. Health and Character Declarations: Applicants must declare their health status and any criminal convictions they may have. False declarations can lead to denial of entry.
  1. Biometric Data: Some applicants may need to provide biometric data such as fingerprints and a photograph. This requirement varies based on individual circumstances.
  2. Payment of Fee: There is a processing fee associated with the NZeTA application. Travelers from Austria will need to pay this fee using a valid credit or debit card.
  3. Approval: Once the application is submitted, it will be processed by Immigration New Zealand. Upon approval, the traveler will receive their NZeTA electronically, usually via email.
  4. Travel Authorization: The NZeTA allows multiple entries into New Zealand for up to 90 days within 2 years for tourist and business purposes. It does not guarantee entry, as border officials have the authority to deny entry if they deem it necessary.

Application Process for NZeTA

Obtaining an NZeTA for Austria citizens involves several steps, which we'll outline below:

Online Application

Austrian citizens can apply for NZeTA online through our official website. The application requires personal details, passport information, and travel plans.

Supporting Documentation

Along with the application, applicants must provide a valid passport, proof of onward travel, and payment for the NZeTA fee.

Processing Time

Once submitted, the NZeTA application is typically processed within 72 hours. However, it's advisable to apply well before travel to avoid any delays.

Approval and Notification

Upon approval, applicants receive their NZeTA electronically, which is linked to their passport. They'll also receive a notification via email or the mobile app.

Benefits of NZeTA for Austrian Citizens

NZeTA offers several advantages for Austrian citizens planning to visit New Zealand:

Streamlined Entry

With NZeTA, travelers can enjoy expedited processing at New Zealand airports, making their arrival experience more convenient.

Multiple Entries

NZeTA allows multiple entries into New Zealand for up to two years, making it ideal for frequent travelers or those planning an extended stay.

Enhanced Security

By pre-screening travelers, NZeTA contributes to the safety and security of New Zealand, ensuring a smoother entry process for law-abiding visitors.

How long can Austrian citizens stay on NZeTA?

Standard Duration

Under the NZeTA, Austrian citizens can typically stay in New Zealand for up to 90 days within 180 days. This timeframe starts from the first entry into New Zealand.

Extensions and Conditions

Extensions beyond the initial 90-day period are generally not permitted under the NZeTA. However, in exceptional cases, such as medical emergencies or unforeseen circumstances, individuals can apply for extensions through the appropriate channels. Approval for extensions is subject to specific conditions and evaluation by immigration authorities.

Which activities are not allowed for Austrian citizens on NZeTA?

New Zealand eTA is much easier to apply for than 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 activities not covered by New Zealand are listed below, in which case you should instead apply for a New Zealand Visa.

  • Visiting New Zealand for Medical treatment
  • Work - you intend to join the New Zealand labor market
  • Study
  • Residence - you want to become a New Zealand resident
  • Long-term stays of more than 3 months.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Austrian citizens can typically stay in New Zealand for up to 90 days within 180 days under the NZeTA.
Extensions beyond the initial 90-day period are generally not permitted under the NZeTA but can be considered in exceptional circumstances.
Overstaying the authorized period under the NZeTA can result in fines, deportation, and future travel restrictions.
Austrian citizens should apply for an NZeTA well in advance of their planned travel dates to allow for processing time and any unforeseen delays.
Yes, Austrian citizens transiting through New Zealand airports are also required to hold a valid NZeTA.
No, NZeTA must be obtained before traveling to New Zealand. It's recommended to apply at least 72 hours before departure.
If your NZeTA application is denied, you'll receive a notification along with the reason for rejection. You may then explore alternative travel options or address any issues highlighted.
No, NZeTA is not a visa. It's an electronic authorization that grants entry to New Zealand for short-term stays (up to 90 days) for tourism, business, or transit purposes.
No, NZeTA cannot be extended. If you plan to revisit New Zealand after its expiration, you'll need to apply for a new NZeTA.

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