Requirements for New Zealanders

The ETIAS France will be a requirement for New Zealand travelers visiting the nation from 2022. This is being rolled out across all 26 Schengen member countries to improve the efficiency of third-country members entering the Schengen zone and also to enhance security between the borders of the member states. The European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be completed via an online application form and will allow New Zealanders a stay of up to 90 days in France and all other Schengen member states.

Under the current system visitors from New Zealand are entitled to a stay in France and the rest of the Schengen zone visa-free. However, this will end when the new system is implemented in 2022 and an ETIAS electronic visa waiver will become an essential requirement. This electronic travel authorization will work in a similar way to the American ESTA system and can be used multiple times over 3 years or until the expiration of the identity document used to make the application.

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Documents Needed for an ETIAS France for New Zealand Citizens

To register with ETIAS, New Zealand citizens will be required to submit the details of a valid New Zealand passport. The passport submitted must have over 3 months of validity remaining from the date of arrival in France. Therefore passports that are more than 10 years old could be rejected during the application process.

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ETIAS For New Zealand Citizens Personal Information

The other key ETIAS requirements for New Zealanders are personal details that are used to assess the eligibility of the candidate. This includes your:

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  • First name
  • Surname
  • Surname at birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Citizenship
  • Address
  • Email Address (necessary to receive the ETIAS notification)
  • Phone number
  • Education and work experience
  • Intended country of arrival in the EU (France)
You will also be required to complete some background and eligibility questions for security purposes. This will also assess your suitability based on your medical condition, criminal record, and history of travel to conflict zones. If you are traveling to visit a family member or partner who is an EU citizen, it could also be necessary to submit proof of your relationship to them.

Medical information for New Zealanders

France does not require any special medical prerequisites for New Zealand citizens. However, it is sensible to ensure that any vaccinations such as those for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) or Hepatitis are up to date.

Furthermore, when traveling to France it is wise to ensure you have sufficient health insurance coverage. The French medical system is world-class, although it can be very expensive for foreign travelers. If you use the medical system in France (with or without insurance) be aware that health providers in most cases only accept cash payments. However, in some situations a “Feuille de Soins” (treatment form) can be filled out for a deferred payment via an insurer.

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If you intend to travel with any prescription medication, first ensure that it is legal to possess in France. The medication in question should be kept in a clear label container or its original packaging, ideally with its appropriate prescription form. Emergency medical services in France can be contacted via 15 or 122.

ETIAS Application for France for New Zealanders

The application for the ETIAS France will take approximately 10 minutes to complete online. You will need to submit all the necessary personal and biometric information, supporting documents and the completed answers to the required security questions. This information will be cross-referenced across international and Europe-wide criminal databases, therefore it is important to double-check that the correct information has been submitted during the application.

On completion of this section, you will then be required to pay a small processing fee via debit or credit card. The application will then be processed and the decision to approve or reject your request for an ETIAS will be delivered directly to your email address within a matter of hours.

Once you’ve received confirmation and your approved ETIAS for France, you will then be able to travel to a French port of entry with your corresponding passport. The ETIAS simply needs to be printed off and presented on arrival at French customs and immigrations. The holder of the ETIAS will then be able to travel anywhere in France or the Schengen area for up to 90 days.

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Origin Embassy
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Cooperative Bank building 20 Ballance St, Wellington, 6011
+64 4-384 2555
Destination Embassy
Embassy of New Zealand in France
4 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris
+33 1 45 01 43 43