How to pay the International Visitor Levy
Most people visiting NZ must pay the NZD$35 International Visitor Levy. You'll pay the IVL at the same time you pay for your NZeTA or visitor visa.
Visa applications during COVID-19
For information about visas and COVID-19, visit the Immigration NZ website.
The levy is to help pay for conservation and tourism infrastructure.
Most people entering New Zealand on a temporary basis will need to pay the International Visitor Levy. This includes for a holiday (including through the working holiday scheme), some student visas and some short-term work visas.
Who does not need to pay the levy
- New Zealand citizens and residents (including all resident visas)
- People transiting New Zealand on a transit visa or transit NZeTA
- Australian citizens and permanent residents
- People from the following Pacific Island countries:
- American Samoa
- Cook Islands
- Republic of Marshall Islands
- Federated States of Micronesia
- Papua New Guinea
- Pitcairn Islands
- Solomon Islands
- Diplomatic, military, medical, and humanitarian visas
- People travelling to Antarctica under the Antarctic Treaty (including people travelling on the Antarctic Traveller Transit Visa)
- Recognised Seasonal Employment workers
- Business Visitor Visas (including APEC business travel cards)
- Ship and airline crew
- Most visas for dependants (partners and children) of work and student visa holders
- Travellers whose visa or NZeTA requirements have been waived by Immigration New Zealand
You’ll pay the International Visitor Levy at the same time you pay for your NZeTA or visitor visa.
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