Immigration New Zealand: Processed 100,000 e-Travel Authority Requests -10th September, 2019

Immigration New Zealand: Processed 100,000 e-Travel Authority Requests
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is supported by the number of travelers who have asked their New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) ahead of it becoming compulsory from 1 Oct 2019.

Higher than 100,000 travelers have asked an NZeTA through the web form or mobile application since the system operated live a month ago.

Nick Aldous, INZ’s Policy Director says it’s inspiring to see that travelers are aware of the latest NZeTA condition and are not leaving it to the last minute, particularly ahead of the summer season.

Since the system has gone live, we have obtained plenty of NZeTA requests every day, with above 99% of those processed in an automatic way, Nick Aldous states.

However, INZ continues concerned that there are many people planning to travel to New Zealand from 1 Oct 2019 who have not yet asked their NZeTA, especially from some Asian nations such as South Korea and Japan, and we support these travelers to go online and appeal now to assure that they can board their flight, rather than anticipating until the last minute.

The NZeTA is fast and simple to appeal for, taking less than 10 minutes to finish, says Nick Aldous.

To assure that travelers are conscious of their current obligations, INZ started a global marketing information campaign to assist and to educate travelers about the modifications made at the border to improve New Zealand’s security.

Charges for Applying NZeTA

INZ encourages travelers to apply for the NZeTA utilizing the official website of NZ government or mobile application, rather than utilizing an unofficial third party, says Nick Aldous.

The NZeTA will be compulsory for visitors from countries having visa waiver from 1 Oct 2019 and costs NZD 9 through the mobile application and NZD 12 by the website. At the corresponding time that a visitor asks their NZeTA, they will be charged the latest NZD 35 for International Visitor Conservation & Tourism Levy (IVL).

Travelers should provide up to 72 hours for their request NZeTA to be processed. Individuals who don’t have an NZeTA when they check-in for their flight or cruise from 1 Oct 2019 can't board.

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