Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

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ALERT - COVID-19: Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, some New Zealanders overseas may need to stay safely where they are....Read more

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Pacific Cyclone Season: 1 November to 30 April

The Pacific cyclone season runs from 1 November until 30 April.

New Zealanders travelling to the Pacific are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Travellers who register can be warned if a major cyclone approaches and given advice on precautions to take. We can also make contact with you following a significant cyclone to check on your well-being.

Thailand: Demonstrations

It is anticipated that protest rallies in Bangkok and other provinces around Thailand will continue over the coming weeks. 

These rallies may be announced at short-notice with exact locations often not confirmed until shortly before the protests start.   In recent days, “flash mob” style demonstrations have been held simultaneously at different sites.

Parts of Bangkok’s public transport and road networks have been disrupted or closed during the protests in recent days.

Dual Citizenship

What is dual citizenship or dual nationality?

If you are a citizen of more than one country you are a dual citizen or dual national. This means you are a citizen of both New Zealand and another country at the same time. New Zealand allows dual citizenship and multiple citizenship but some other countries do not.

How do I know if I’m a dual citizen?

Whether you're a dual citizen depends on the laws of New Zealand and the other country. Different countries may have different rules.

Brazil

Post Closure
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has temporarily closed the physical premises of the New Zealand Embassy in Brazil, with staff working remotely.

Colombia

Post Closure
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has temporarily closed the physical premises of the New Zealand Embassy in Colombia, with staff working remotely. 

China

Chengdu Post Closure
Due to the increasing suspension of airlinks and unprecedented operational pressures, New Zealand has temporarily withdrawn staff from its Consulate-General in Chengdu. Consular services for New Zealanders in Chengdu will be provided by the New Zealand Embassy in Beijing until further notice.

New Zealanders who require emergency consular assistance should contact the 24/7 Consular emergency line on 0800 30 10 30 (within New Zealand) or +64 99 20 20 20 (outside of New Zealand).