Border agencies collecting information

The below table shows which information fields from the NZTD declaration are collected and used by which New Zealand Border Agencies.

The agencies are:

  • New Zealand Customs Service (NZCS) Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa.
  • Immigration New Zealand (INZ) Te Ratonga Manene, a part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment Hīkina Whakatutuki
  • The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Manatū Ahu Matua
  • Statistics New Zealand (Stats NZ) Tatauranga Aotearoa
  • Ministry of Health Manatū Hauora and Health New Zealand Te Whatu Ora (together Health)

The Privacy Statement describing the purposes for which these Border Agencies collect and use this information can be found on the Privacy page.

Collecting user information

NZTD declaration questions

Border agencies collecting information





Stats NZ


Preferred name  
Email address  
Contact phone number  

Your passport details

Given name(s)  
Surname/family name  
Date of birth  
Country of birth  
Passport number  

Your travel details

Date of arrival into New Zealand
Arriving in New Zealand by air or by ship
Flight number
Vessel type:
  • Commercial cargo
  • Commercial fishing
  • Small craft
  • Specialist (non-cargo)
Departing from (port)
Date and time of departure
Arriving into (port)

Your contact details

Email address    
Contact phone number    
Full contact or residential address in New Zealand    

About your trip

Do you live in New Zealand?  
While overseas, which country did you spend the most time in?
What was the main reason for your trip?  
Which country will you mostly live in for the next 12 months?  
Your occupation or job
Do you intend on staying in NZ permanently?  
How long do you intend to stay in New Zealand?  
What is your main reason for coming to New Zealand?  
In which country did you last live for 12 months or more?

Your immigration status

Do you hold a current New Zealand passport, a residence class visa or a returning resident’s visa?        
Are you a New Zealand citizen using a foreign passport?        
Do you have an Australian passport or permanent resident visa that allows you to return to Australia from overseas?        
I hold a temporary entry class visa.        
I do not hold a visa and am applying for a visitor visa on arrival.        
Are you coming to New Zealand for medical treatment or consultation, or to give birth?        
Have you ever been sentenced to 12 months or more in prison or have you ever been deported, removed, excluded or refused entry from another country?        

Your travel history

List the countries you have been to outside of New Zealand in the last 30 days (including in transit).

Restricted items

Are you bringing into New Zealand:
Medicine: Over 3 months' supply, or medicine not prescribed to you?        
Restricted or prohibited goods: For example, weapons, indecent publications, endangered plants or wildlife, illegal or controlled drugs?        
Alcohol: More than 3 bottles of spirits (not exceeding 1.125 litres each) and 4.5 litres of wine or beer?        
Tobacco: More than 50 cigarettes or 50 grams of tobacco products (including a mixture of cigarettes and other tobacco products)?        
New goods or duty free items: Goods obtained overseas and/or purchased duty-free in New Zealand: with a total value of more than NZ$700 (including gifts)?        
Goods carried for business or commercial use?        
Goods carried on behalf of another person?        
Cash: NZ$10,000 or more (or foreign equivalent), including travellers cheques, bank drafts, money orders?        

Biosecurity risk

Are you bringing into New Zealand:
Any food: cooked, uncooked, fresh, preserved, packaged or dried? Is the food
  • Chocolate
  • Nut bars
  • Commercially packaged foods
  • Other foods
Animal or animal products: including meat, dairy products, fish, honey, bee products, egg, feathers, shells, raw wool, skins, bones or insects?        
Plant or plant products: fruit, flowers, seeds, bulbs, wood, bark, leaves, nuts, vegetables, parts of plants, fungi, cane, bamboo or straw, including for religious offerings or medicinal use?        
Animal medicines, biological cultures, organisms, soil or water?        
Equipment/clothing used with animals, plants or water, including for gardening, beekeeping, fishing, water sport or diving activities?        
Items that have been used for outdoor activities, including any footwear, tents, camping, hunting, hiking, golf or sports equipment? Is the item:
  • Footwear
  • Tents
  • Camping equipment
  • Golf equipment
  • Sports equipment
  • Hiking gear
  • Hunting equipment
Has it been used in a rural, forest or wilderness environment?
In the past 30 days (while outside of New Zealand) have you visited any wilderness areas, had contact with animals (except domestic cats and dogs) or visited properties that farm or process animals or plants?        
Do you know the contents of your baggage?      


I understand that the information I am submitting is true, correct and complete.    

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