Traveling to New Zealand from Belgium? Navigating the entry requirements can be daunting. However, with the New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) for Belgium Citizens, the process becomes streamlined and convenient. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into everything you need to know about NZeTA for Belgium Citizens, ensuring your journey to the Land of the Long White Cloud is seamless and stress-free.

NZeTA Application Process for Belgium Citizens

The eTA New Zealand Visa for Belgian 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. Applicants must 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 the New Zealand eTA Application Form Guide.

Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for an NZeTA, ensure you meet the following criteria:

  1. Belgium Citizenship: Applicants must hold Belgian citizenship.
  2. Valid Passport: A passport valid for at least three months beyond the intended departure date from New Zealand is required.
  3. Health and Character Requirements: Applicants must meet health and character requirements set by New Zealand immigration authorities.

Application Steps

  1. Online Application: Complete the NZeTA application online, providing the necessary personal and travel information.
  2. Payment: Pay the applicable NZeTA fee using a valid credit or debit card.
  3. Confirmation: Upon successful submission, you'll receive a confirmation email with your NZeTA reference number.

Processing Time

Typically, NZeTA applications for Belgium citizens are processed promptly, often within 72 hours. However, it's advisable to apply well in advance of your planned travel dates to avoid any last-minute complications.

NZeTA Requirements for Belgium Citizens


Ensure your passport meets the following requirements:

  • Validity: Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your intended departure from New Zealand.
  • Blank Pages: Make sure your passport has blank pages for entry stamps.

Travel Itinerary

Provide details of your travel plans, including:

  • Flight Bookings: Copies of your confirmed round-trip flight bookings.
  • Accommodation: Details of your accommodation arrangements during your stay in New Zealand.

Health and Character

Belgium citizens must meet specific health and character requirements:

  • Health Insurance: It's advisable to have travel insurance covering medical expenses during your stay.
  • Character Assessment: Applicants with criminal convictions or previous immigration violations may face additional scrutiny.

How long can Belgium citizens stay on NZeTA?

Belgian citizen's departure date must be within 90 days of arrival. Additionally, Belgian citizens can visit only for 6 months in 12 months on an NZeTA.

Which activities are not allowed for Belgian citizens on New Zealand eTA?

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.

Things To Do and Places of Interest for Belgian Citizens

  • Heat things in Rotorua
  • Walk the Coast Track in Abel Tasman National Park
  • Have a picnic at Whangarei Falls
  • Escape to the Coromandel Peninsula
  • Get acquainted with the Whanganui River
  • Island-hop around the Hauraki Gulf
  • Walk the Paths of the Dead, The Putangirua Pinnacles
  • Fall for Huka Falls
  • Try kite landboarding on Foxton Beach
  • Play Frisbee Golf In The Queenstown Gardens

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Yes, Belgium citizens must obtain an NZeTA before traveling to New Zealand for short stays.
The NZeTA for Belgium citizens is typically valid for multiple visits within two years from the date of approval.
No, the NZeTA cannot be extended. If your NZeTA expires, you'll need to apply for a new one before returning to New Zealand.
If your NZeTA application is denied, you may apply for a visitor visa through the traditional visa application process.
No, NZeTA is primarily for short stays, including tourism, business trips, and visiting friends or family. For other purposes, such as study or work, different visa types may be required.

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