eTA Canada Visa for Citizens of New Zealand

eTA for New Zealand citizens

eTA Eligibility

  • New Zealand citizens can apply for Canada eTA
  • New Zealand was a launch member of the Canada eTA program
  • New Zealand citizens enjoy fast entry using the Canada eTA program

Other eTA Requirements

  • New Zealand citizens can apply for eTA online
  • Canada eTA is valid for arrival by air only
  • Canada eTA is for short tourist, business, transit visits
  • You must be over 18 to apply for eTA otherwise require a parent/guardian

Canada eTA from New Zealand

New Zealand citizens are required to apply for a Canada eTA visa to enter Canada for visits upto 90 days for tourism, business, transit or medical purposes. Canada eTA from New Zealand is not optional, but a mandatory requirement for all New Zealand citizens traveling to the country for short stays. Before travelling to Canada, a traveller needs to ensure that the validity of the passport is at least three months past the expected departure date.

The eTA Canada Visa is being implemented in order to improve border security. The Canada eTA program was approved in 2012, and took 4 years to develop. The eTA program was introduced in 2016 to screen travelers arriving from overseas as a response to the global increase in terrorist activities.

How can I apply for Canada eTA from New Zealand?

The Canada Visa for New Zealand citizens comprises an online application form that can be completed in as little as five (5) minutes. It is necessary for applicants to enter information on their passport page, personal details, their contact details, like email and address, and employment details. Applicant must be in good health and should not have a criminal history.

After you have paid the fees, the eTA application processing commences. Canada eTA is delivered via email. If additional documentation is required, the the applicant will be contact prior to approval of Canada eTA.


Canada Electronic Travel Authority requirements for New Zealand citizens

To enter Canada, New Zealand citizens will require a valid travel document or passport in order to apply for Canada eTA. New Zealand citizens who have a passport of an additional nationality need to make sure they apply with the same passport that they will travel with, as the Canada eTA will be associated with the passport that was mentioned at the time of application. There is no need to print or present any documents at the airport, as the eTA is stored electronically against the passport in the Canada Immigration system.

Applicants will also require a valid credit or debit card or PayPal account to pay for the Canada eTA. New Zealand citizens are also required to provide a valid email address, to receive the Canada eTA in their inbox. It will be your responsibility to carefully double-check all the data entered so there are no issues with the Canada Electronic Travel Authority (eTA), otherwise you may have to apply for another Canada eTA.

Read about full eTA Canada Visa Requirements

How long can New Zealand citizen stay on Canada eTA?

New Zealand citizen's departure date must be within 90 days of arrival. New Zealand passport holders are required to obtain a Canada Electronic Travel Authority (Canada eTA) even for a short duration of 1 day up to 90 days. If the New Zealand citizens intend to stay for a longer duration, then they should apply for a relevant Visa depending on their circumstances. Canada eTA is valid for 5 years. New Zealand citizens can enter multiple times during the five (5) year validity of the Canada eTA.

Frequently Asked Questions about eTA Canada Visa


Things to do and places of interest for New Zealand Citizens

  • Drive the Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Parks
  • Sleep in an Ice Hotel, Quebec
  • Have a Ski Holiday in Mont Tremblant, Quebec
  • Have a Dog Sled Adventure, Yukon
  • Canada's Wonderland, Ontario
  • Rideau Canal National Historic Site, Smith Falls, Ontario
  • Sea North Tours, Churchill River
  • Sasquatch Caves, Hope, British Columbia
  • Mount Thor, Arctic territory of Nunavut
  • Insectarium of Montreal, Montreal, Québec
  • The Murals on Saint Laurent Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec

New Zealand High Comission Canada

Address

99 Bank Street, Suite 727, K1P 6G3, Ottawa, Canada

Phone

+1-613-238-5991

Fax

+1-613-238-5707


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