Register your overseas travel and/or residential details here.
If you find yourself in financial difficulties overseas, you can:
Check your bank's website for international free calling numbers to report losses and seek assistance.
ANZ - www.anz.co.nz or call collect + 64 9 522 3010
NBNZ - www.nationalbank.co.nz (for a full list of phone numbers) or
call collect + 44 1733 294 470 (Thoroughbred Cards)
call collect + 44 1733 294 440 (all other National Bank cards)
ASB - www.asb.co.nz or call collect/reverse charge + 64 9 306 3000
BNZ - www.bnz.co.nz
Kiwibank - www.kiwibank.co.nz
WBC - www.westpac.co.nz
TSB - www.tsb.co.nz
The easiest and quickest way to have money transferred is through one of the commercial agencies, such as Western Union.
www.westernunion.co.nz or if calling in NZ, free phone 0800 270 000.
Remember that if you lose your money and passport in a remote location you are likely to experience difficulties or delays in accessing funds from home. This is one of the risks of travelling to remote locations in the world and travellers should be prepared.
We can help by:
What we can't do:
As a New Zealand citizen overseas, you have no right/claim to financial assistance from the New Zealand Government. In very exceptional cases, limited assistance may be provided but this depends on the circumstances of the case, and is at our discretion. You are expected to repay any advance within 30 days. If funds are not repaid, this will be pursued through a debt collection agency.
Page last updated: Tuesday, 05 March 2013, 11:41 NZDT