Assistance for New Zealanders overseas

If you’re a New Zealand citizen, staff at New Zealand embassies can help you in several ways if you get into difficulties overseas – see  https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/our-services (external link)

Consular staff at Embassies can:

For more information please visit www.safetravel.govt.nz (external link) and https://www.facebook.com/SafeTravel.govt.nz (external link)

Notarial services

In certain circumstances, staff at this Embassy are able to witness affidavits, affirmations, statutory declarations and other documents for use under New Zealand law. The witnessing must take place at the New Zealand Embassy. Please call the Embassy Consular staff to enquire about this service, including applicable fees.

Fees

Certifying documents

Certifying documents as true copies of the original (eg. birth or marriage certificates):
ARS $90.00

Issuing consular letters

Issuing consular letters, issuing consular certificates, taking affidavits, affirmations or statutory declarations (document prepared by solicitor or applicant):
ARS $180.00

Witnessing signatures

Witnessing signatures on documents (eg. wills, power of attorney, land transfer deeds):
ARS $180.00

Verifying foreign documents

Verifying local foreign ministry signature/seal on foreign documents for use in New Zealand:
ARS $180.00

Verifying Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade documents

Verifying Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade signature/seal on documents for use overseas which have been forwarded by the Ministry's Consular Division, or direct by the client, for passing to a foreign mission:
ARS $180.00

All fees must be paid in cash. We do not accept payment by Credit Card.