New Zealand Passport & Visa Information

Entry, Exit & Visa Requirements


All USA citizen as visitors to New Zealand must carry a passport that is valid for at least three months beyond the date you intend to leave the country. There must be one blank passport page for the entry stamp.

Visa Requirements

New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) or visa is required. Current restrictions for entry: If you bring New Zealand Dollars (NZD) $10,000 or more in cash or foreign equivalent, you will be required to complete a Border Cash Report. Current restrictions for exit: None.


None recommended or required.

Departure Tax

Certain airports, including Auckland and Queenstown, no longer require a departure tax and instead this tax is built into your airfare through the carrier. Some smaller airports may still charge a departure tax. As this changes periodically, it is best to check in advance based on your itinerary.

Additional Resources

As rules and regulations are subject to change, here are some official resources for review.

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