The smart way to breeze through passport control
SmartGate is a stress-free way for New Zealand, Australian, UK, and US ePassport holders to enter or leave New Zealand. 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.