There are some basic requirements to visit New Zealand. First off, travelers should get a visa, otherwise known as Electronic Travel Authority (or ETA).
It is an electronic version of a visa issued by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. It is a requirement that you get one overseas before you leave for New Zealand. Click over here to get more information about ETA for New Zealand.
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You want to apply for up to 12 months for a New Zealand visa, but no more than 2 days in advance before leaving for New Zealand.
New Zealand ETA is actually a fantastic system as it replaces the need for a visa label or stamp in the passport. It does not require a lengthy application form and allows travelers to pass through immigration quickly and effectively.
Upon arrival, immigration officials will simply swipe your passport, verify your ETA exists, and you'll be on your way to customs.
Keep in mind that the New Zealand ETA visa is only available to residents of one of the eligible countries following ETA. If you are from a visa waiver country, a cruise ship passenger, or a permanent resident of Australia.
When is the best time to travel to New Zealand?
Usually, the best time to travel to New Zealand is summer (December to February). However, keep in mind that where you go is just as important as when you go. The country is very large on the mainland and there are many different local conditions that may affect the best time to visit.