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Embassies and consular services for Spain

Location Service areas
Embassy of Spain
New Zealand Embassy to Spain Andorra, Malta, Spain, Holy See, Morocco

Our relationship with Spain

New Zealand and Spain share a warm bilateral relationship, built on our shared values of democracy, equitable global health outcomes, commitment to multi-lateral fora, human rights, gender, international peace and security, and the environment.

There is regular contact between our Leaders’, Foreign Ministers and ministries, focused in particular on our Global Values Partnership. New Zealand and Spain successfully campaigned for non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council in the Western European and Others Group for 2015-2016, and we share an interest in contributing to a Security Council that is more open, effective and transparent.

Working Holiday Scheme

New Zealanders aged between 18 and 30 can apply for a 12-month working holiday visa for Spain, under our two-way working holiday scheme. Demand is strong for the 2000 visas available.

Information on New Zealand’s Working Holiday Scheme with Spain(external link) is available on the Immigration New Zealand website.


Information on New Zealand’s trade relationship with Spain is available on the New Zealand Trade Dashboard(external link).

Spain is the fourth largest European Union economy and the world’s 14th largest economy. Our trading relationship has held up well in spite of recent challenges to the Eurozone and the global economy, and there is potential for stronger economic links.

New Zealand primary sector, manufacturing and services companies have a history of operations in Spain, and new opportunities are being explored, including in the health, agribusiness, marine and tourism sectors.


Recent official visits

New Zealand to Spain

  • January 2018: Minister for Agriculture Hon Damien O’Connor visited Madrid
  • May 2015: Associate Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister, Hon Todd McClay visited Madrid
  • March 2014: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Murray McCully visited Madrid
  • September 2010: Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Lockwood Smith led a Parliamentary delegation to Spain
  • June 2010: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Murray McCully visited Spain

Spain to New Zealand

  • September 2017: Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Ildefonso Castro
  • September 2015: Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Ybáñez visited Wellington
  • June 2009: King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia opened the Embassy of Spain in Wellington
  • June 2009: State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Angel Lossada, State Secretary for Trade Silvia Iranzo, and Science and Innovation Minister Christina Garmendia visited New Zealand 


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