Citizens of Singapore can go to New Zealand without applying for a visa with an Electronic Travel Authority (eTA).
In addition, Singaporeans can stay in the country for up to 3 months with an eTA (90 consecutive days and valid for 2 years).
To travel visa-free, Singaporeans need to complete the NEW ZEALAND VISA FOR SINGAPORE CITIZENS.
The approved eTA remains electronically linked to the traveller’s passport and is accessible by travel agents, airlines and border agencies.
More information on applying for the NZeTAvisa waiver from Singapore can be found below.
Do Singaporean citizens need a visa waiver for New Zealand?
Singaporeans do not need a visa to enter New Zealand for tourism and business purposes for stays of up to 90 days. However, that does not mean they do not need travel documentation.
When planning a short visit to New Zealand, obtaining the New Zealand eTa for Singapore citizens is mandatory. If travelling as a family, each member must apply for the NZeTA separately, including minors.
The eTA NZ from Singapore allows New Zealand authorities to screen visa-exempt travellers in advance to eliminate border and immigration risks. The system also makes border crossing a seamless process.
Singaporean passengers must pay for the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL).
However, it only has to be paid once whilst the NEW ZEALAND VISA FOR PORTUGUESE CITIZENS remains valid.
For more extended visits or other travelling purposes, nationals of Singapore must check what conditions apply and obtain a visa to New Zealand before departure.
eTA New Zealand document requirements for citizens of Singapore
To apply for a New Zealand eTA from Singapore, applicants must provide the following documents:
- Singapore passport valid for at least 3 months after the planned date of exit
- Completed NZeTA for Singapore application form
- Credit or debit card to pay the eTA and IVL fees
Applicants also need a valid email address. All communications and the approved visa waiver are sent to the traveller electronically.
The eTA New Zealand from Singapore has the following advantages:
- It minimises the time at border control and increases security
- It improves screening of travellers before arrival in New Zealand
NZeTA applicants with dual citizenship must travel to New Zealand on the passport they used to apply.
New Zealand eTA application for citizens of Singapore
Citizens of Singapore can obtain the eTA for New Zealand in 3 steps:
- Complete the NZeTA application form from Singapore
- Pay the NZeTA and IVL fees
- Receive the approved entry permit by email
The process is 100% online. Travellers do not need to attend an interview or visit a New Zealand Embassy.
Information Singaporeans need to provide on the NZeTA form
The New Zealand eTA for Singaporeans requires the following basic questions to be answered:
- Personal information – full name, address, date of birth
- Passport Information – expiry date, passport number
- Health information – intention of receiving medical consultation or treatment during the stay
- Security information – any criminal convictions
Completing the NZeTA application form generally takes around 10 minutes. It is essential to double-check the information provided to avoid typographical errors, errors.
Any mistakes or missing information, may result in a delay or even rejection of the eTA.
How long does it take to get a New Zealand eTA from Singapore?
Although most NZeTAs are processed within 1 business day, travellers are advised to apply for the New Zealand eTA 3 business days before the intended date of departure.
Applicants receive a confirmation email once the NZeTA has been approved. The authorisation is linked to the passport.
It is also advisable to print the confirmation and carry it when travelling from Singapore to New Zealand.
Information about the NZeTA for citizens of Singapore
Here is the key information Singaporeans need to know about the electronic travel authority for New Zealand:
- Validity: 2 years or until the passport expires, whichever comes first
- Length of stay: up to 90 days
- Number of entries: multiple
- Permitted activities: tourism, business, transit
To stay in New Zealand for longer than 3 months, or reasons not given above, citizens of Singapore need to apply for an NZ visa before departure.
Travel to New Zealand from Singapore
The NZeTA is accepted at international airports in New Zealand.
Direct flights are available from Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) to Auckland International Airport (AKL).
Alternatively, flights with one or more stops to destinations include Christchurch, Queenstown, and Wellington.
On arrival at the airport, passengers need to present the following documents to immigration officials:
- Singapore passport used to apply for the NZeTA
- Return or onward flight tickets
- Completed arrival card
The final decision on whether to allow a foreigner to enter New Zealand lies with border officers.
Requirements to travel from Singapore to New Zealand during COVID-19
During New Zealand’s COVID-19 restrictions, Singaporeans need extra documents to travel to New Zealand.
Singaporeans citizens who are fully vaccinated and hold a valid NZeTA can now travel, they also need:
- PCR test certificate showing a negative result
- Certificate of full vaccination
- New Zealand Traveller Declaration
Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated passengers need a special exemption to enter New Zealand and must enter Managed Isolation and Quarantine.
Requirements to travel from Singapore to New Zealand during the pandemic are subject to change.
Travel from Singapore to New Zealand on a cruise ship
Citizens of Singapore arriving in New Zealand by cruise ship need to apply for an NZeTA.
They should complete the eTA application form as usual.
Singaporeans who plan to fly into New Zealand to join a cruise ship are also eligible for the travel authorisation.