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France ETIAS Requirements for New Zealanders

Citizens of New Zealand will need an ETIAS France to visit the country from November 2023. The new electronic travel authorisation will be required to enter the Schengen Area from visa-exempt countries.

Travellers from New Zealand will still be able to go to France without a NEW ZEALAND VISA FOR EUROPEAN CITIZENS, but they will need to register with ETIAS.

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ETIAS is a visa waiver for Europe, similar to the United States ESTA. It is being introduced to improve Schengen border control and enhance security. ETIAS will make France and other European countries even safer for visitors from New Zealand and the rest of the world.

Travellers from New Zealand will need to complete the ETIAS online application form before going to France. It will take just a few minutes to register and applications will be processed quickly.

Do I need a visa for France from New Zealand?

New Zealanders do not need a visa to visit France short term. Nationals of New Zealand can visit France visa-free on holiday or business for up to 90 days per 180-day period.

From November 2023, travellers from New Zealand will need to apply for ETIAS to visit France without a visa. ETIAS is a visa waiver, not a visa, and will be simple to obtain online.

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New Zealand nationals who do not meet the NEW ZEALAND VISA FOR US CITIZENS France requirements need a visa. A visa is required to stay longer than 90 days, or for reasons not covered by ETIAS such as study or work.

France national visas are obtained through French embassies and consulates in New Zealand.

ETIAS France application from New Zealand

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The application for the ETIAS France will take minutes to complete online. You will need to provide basic personal and passport information. There will also be some eligibility questions to verify you are eligible to travel to France from New Zealand without a visa.

This information will be cross-referenced across international and Europe-wide security databases 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 the processing fee by 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.

ETIAS France requirements from New Zealand

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

  • First name
  • Surname
  • Surname at birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Citizenship
  • Address
  • Email Address (necessary to receive the ETIAS notification)
  • Phone number
  • 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 travelling 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.

Travel to France from New Zealand with ETIAS

You’ll be notified by email when your ETIAS France from New Zealand has been approved. It will be electronically linked to your New Zealand passport and verified by border officials in France.
ETIAS is valid for 3 years, or until the passport used to apply expires, whichever is earlier.

You do not need to apply for ETIAS each time you travel from New Zealand to France. The same visa waiver can be used to visit the Schengen Area seo company houston for up to 90 days per 180-day period.

The ETIAS travel authorisation can be used to visit any of the countries in the Schengen Area without a visa, not just France.

Medical info for New Zealanders travelling to France

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 travelling to France from New Zealand it is important to ensure you have sufficient health insurance coverage. The French medical system is world-class, although it can be very expensive for foreign travellers.

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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.

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.

France entry requirements for New Zealand citizens

These are the documents New Zealanders need to travel to France:

  • Valid New Zealand passport
  • ETIAS (from November 2023)
  • COVID-19 documents

New Zealanders need a visa for France if they do not meet the requirements for visa-free entry. ETIAS is not available yet, it will be fully implemented by November 2023 and will be mandatory for travellers from New Zealand once the ETIAS system is fully implemented.

You need to check the latest COVID-19 entry requirements for France when planning a trip.

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