SmartGate

The smart way to breeze through passport control

SmartGate is a stress-free way for New Zealand and Australian ePassport holders to enter or leave either country. By using SmartGate you can self-process through passport control. All you need is your ePassport. The two-step SmartGate will do the rest.

Just because you have an ePassport doesn’t mean you have to use SmartGate. You can always use the normal passport control channel if you prefer.

If you intend to use SmartGate on arrival you will still need to complete a New Zealand Passenger Arrival Card.

Within this section

  • How to use SmartGate

    ​SmartGate lets New Zealand and Australian ePassport holders bypass the traditional passport control process.

  • About ePassports

    Over 1.5 million New Zealand ePassports are now in circulation. Eventually they will replace our traditional passports.

  • How does SmartGate work?

    ​Everyone's face is unique. It provides one of the most accurate means of identification yet devised.

  • Who can use SmartGate?

    Find out if you are eligible to make use of the SmartGates now available at most New Zealand and Australian airports.

  • How available is SmartGate?

    Find out which New Zealand and Australian international airports now have SmartGates.  

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