Assistance for New Zealanders overseas

If you’re a New Zealand citizen, we can help you in several ways if you get into difficulties overseas – see the Safe Travel website  (external link)for more information.  

We can:

For more information visit Safe Travel (external link) and Safe Travel on Facebook (external link).

Notarial services United Arab Emirates

In certain circumstances, we can witness affidavits, affirmations, statutory declarations and other documents for use under New Zealand law.

The witnessing must take place at the New Zealand Embassy in Abu Dhabi or at the New Zealand Consulate in Dubai.

New Zealand Embassy in Abu Dhabi

Notarial services are by appointment only during the following times:

Monday and Wednesday from 9am – 12pm

Thursday 1.30pm – 3.30pm

To make an appointment phone us during opening hours on  +971-2-496-3333 or Email us

New Zealand Consulate General in Dubai 

Notarial services are by appointment only during the following times: 

Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 – 12pm.

To make an appointment phone us during opening hours on +971 4 2700100.

Notarial costs

  • Certifying a document which is a true copy of the original (additional copies of the same original document are charged at 50% of the full rate):  AED 70
  • Preparing consular letter:  AED 140
  • Taking an affidavit, affirmation or statutory declaration (documents prepared by solicitor or applicant):  AED 140
  • Witnessing signature on document:  AED 140
  • Verifying local foreign ministry signature/seal on foreign document for use in New Zealand:  AED 140
  • Verifying MFAT signature/seal on document for use overseas that has been forwarded by Consular Division or direct from the client:  AED 210.

Notarial Services Qatar

The New Zealand Embassy in Abu Dhabi does not provide notarial services for New Zealand citizens resident in Qatar. 

If you require certified copies, witnessing of signatures or other notarial services, please try a local lawyer in Qatar in the first instance. A list of local lawyers can be obtained here (external link) and the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs Consular section can also advise lawyers that they recommend for certain services.

New Zealand citizens that need to have documents authenticated for use in Qatar need to follow these steps: