The exemption from the ETIAS visa requirement for New Zealanders will be available via a user-friendly online application system. The requirements for an ETIAS visa application are simple and simple: to meet THE VWP requirements upon arrival in the United States by air or sea, you must travel through a “signatory and signatory” who has signed an agreement guaranteeing your transportation outside the United States if you prove yourself inadmissible or deportable. Most commercial airlines departing from Australia for the United States are signatories. A full list of signatories is available here. Applicants are advised to carefully review all information before applying for a visa waiver to ensure that there is no typo or inconsistency in their data. This ensures that their ETIAS application can be handled smoothly, as errors can delay the process. The new ETIAS electronic travel authorization will allow New Zealanders to enter all of the aforementioned countries as well as the freedom to travel among themselves. The European visa exemption allows travellers to stay in the territory for up to 90 days within 180 days. It is a multi-entry travel document, which means that as long as a citizen does not exceed the 90 days provided within 180 days, he can enter and leave all Member States as many times as he deems appropriate. The Netherlands exempts New Zealand nationals in Category “D” from the Schengen visa requirement (the long-term visa in the Netherlands of more than 90 days, known as “MVV” in Dutch) – an exception that goes beyond the visa exemption for most other non-EEA and non-Swiss foreigners, who generally receive only an exemption of up to 90 days over a 180-day period.  ESTA will assess your authorization to travel to the United States under the visa waiver program.
The evaluation includes questions about previous arrests and/or convictions. If you have been arrested or charged with a misdemeanor, including offences involving the use of a controlled substance, you may need a U.S. visa and, in some cases, a waiver of ineligibility. If you opt for an electronic travel authorization via the ESTA, the system will notify you if you need to visit the U.S. Consulate in Auckland to apply for a visa. For more information on ESTA and whether you are eligible for VWP, please visit the ESTA website. The exemption from the ETIAS visa requirement for New Zealanders is valid for a total of 3 years from the date of authorisation and allows unlimited entry into the Schengen area. The EU visa exemption is electronically linked to a citizen`s passport, in particular the passport used in the application process. The exemption from the ETIAS visa requirement for NZ holders is likely to be refused if the citizen has been involved in serious criminal activity.
New Zealand passport holders are advised to take into account the fact that the United Kingdom and Ireland are not part of the Schengen area. Since these countries have chosen not to participate in ETIAS, the visit of the two countries does not require a European visa travel authorization. Note: Bilateral agreements between NZ and EU Member States may vary depending on the new legislation in force. As a result, New Zealand citizens can travel visa-free to each country for up to three months in the aforementioned Schengen Member States. However, when a New Zealand national travels to another Schengen state not listed above, the limitation does not apply to more than three months of a six-month period in the Schengen area as a whole. Therefore, if a New Zealand national has already spent 3 months in one or more of the aforementioned Schengen countries, any visit to another Schengen country without a bilateral visa waiver agreement with New Zealand can cause difficulties with local law enforcement agencies (e.g.B.