From 1 October 2019 people arriving in New Zealand from a visa waiver country will be required to apply for an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority).
This new requirement means that people from visa waiver countries won’t automatically get a visitor visa granted on their arrival. The NZeTA can take up to 72 hours to be processed, so it’s essential to organise this ahead of time.
If you come with your partner or family, they must also be from a Visa waiver country and will be required to satisfy the same criteria stated above.
The cost of an NZeTA is currently NZD 9 if you apply using the free mobile app. Alternatively, you can apply through the Immigration NZ website, and this will cost NZD 12. When applying you will also have to pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy that costs NZD 35 per person.