With the NZeTA, citizens of Malaysia can travel to New Zealand without a visa.
Malaysians should register for a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority online. The application process takes just a few minutes and can be completed from home.
More information on the NEW ZEALAND VISA FOR MALAYSIAN CITIZENS, including application requirements, can be found below.
Do Malaysian citizens need a visa for New Zealand?
Malaysian citizens do not need a visa to travel to New Zealand for up to 90 days. Visa-free access is permitted for tourism purposes and business activities.
However, to enter visa-free, Malaysians must have an Electronic Travel Authority. The online NZeTA application process is fast and straightforward.
The eTA for New Zealand helps make the country a safe destination for Malaysians. By pre-screening foreign nationals arriving without a visa, potential threats can be identified and prevented from crossing the border.
Malaysian citizens who wish to stay in New Zealand for longer than 3 months, or for other travel purposes, need a visa.
Do Malaysians need a visa to transit in New Zealand?
Malaysians must obtain a New Zealand eTA for transit purposes too. Travellers making a stopover in NZ while flying towards a third destination are required to carry a valid NZeTA for transit.
NZeTA transit applicants are not required to pay the IVL tourist levy when arriving at and leaving from Auckland International Airport (AKL).
NZeTA application for Malaysian citizens
Malaysian tourists and business travellers can apply for an NEW ZEALAND VISA FOR DANISH CITIZENS online in 3 steps:
- Fill out the NZeTA registration form
- Pay the eTA and IVL tourist levy
- Receive the approved travel authorisation
If travelling as a group or family, each member needs to complete the steps above and obtain their own NZeTA.
The process is 100% online, Malaysians should not need to attend an interview or visit the embassy.
eTA New Zealand document requirements for citizens of Malaysia
To apply for the New Zealand eTA, Malaysian citizens have to provide the following required documents:
- Malaysian passport valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended date of exit
- Completed NZeTA for Malaysia application form
- Debit or credit card to pay the eTA and IVL fees
Malaysians also need an email address. Notifications and the approved travel authorisation are sent by email.
NZeTA form steps for Malaysian citizens
To complete the online NZeTA application form, Malaysians need to provide the following information:
- Passport information – nationality, passport number, expiry date
- Personal information – name, address, date of birth
- Health and medical disclosure of whether the traveller intends to receive medical treatment or consultation during their stay in NZ
- Security information – criminal conviction history
- Travel plans
In total, filling out the eTA application form takes around 10 minutes.
After completion, it is advisable to double-check the information provided.
Any errors in the data may prolong the process, or even result in the application being rejected.
How long does it take to get the NZeTA from Malaysia?
Electronic Travel Authority processing is fast and most Malaysians receive the approved permit in 1 to 3 business days.
Visitors are advised to apply further in advance whenever possible, in case of any unexpected delays.
The eTA is electronically linked to the passport and is accessible for confirmation by travel agents, border agencies and airlines. However, Malaysian visitors should also print a copy, as some airlines may request to see it.
Information about the New Zealand eTA for Malaysians
To determine whether they are eligible for the NZeTA, Malaysians should consider the following information about the permit:
- Validity: 2 years or until the passport expires, whichever is soonest
- Length of stay: maximum of 90 consecutive days
- Number of entries: multiple entries
- Permitted activities: tourism, business, and transit
Malaysians who wish to stay in New Zealand long-term need to contact their nearest embassy to arrange a visa.
Travel to New Zealand from Malaysia
Malaysians with an NZeTA can enter New Zealand through an international airport.
There are direct flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) to Auckland International Airport (AUK). There are also flights with one or more stops to Christchurch and Wellington.
On arrival at the airport, Malaysians need to present:
- Malaysian passport used to apply for the NZeTA
- Return or onward travel tickets
- Completed NZ arrival card
Passengers with dual citizenship need to travel to New Zealand using the same passport that was submitted when completing the NZeTA application.
Note that a visa or NZeTA does not guarantee entry. The final decision lies with border officials.
Flying from Malaysia to New Zealand during COVID-19
COVID-19 restrictions in New Zealand mean foreign travel is limited. Fully vaccinated Malaysians with a valid NZeTA can now travel, they need the following documents:
- Certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19
- PCR test certificate showing a negative result
- New Zealand Traveller Declaration
Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated Malaysians need a special exemption to enter and must enter Managed Isolation and Quarantine.
New Zealand’s entry requirements for Malaysians are subject to change at short notice during the coronavirus pandemic.
Travel from Malaysia to New Zealand on a cruise ship
Malaysians travelling to New Zealand on a cruise ship need an NZeTA. They should complete the eTA application steps as explained above.
Malaysians can also fly into New Zealand to join a cruise vessel using a valid NZeTA, they do not need a visa.
Most Malaysian cruises arrive at the ports at Auckland, Tauranga, and Wellington.