Consulate-General services for New Zealanders
Assistance for New Zealanders overseas
If you’re a New Zealand citizen, staff at New Zealand embassies and consulates 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 and Consulates can:
- provide advice re lost or stolen passports (external link) if you need to travel urgently
- help you contact family or friends to request emergency funds (external link)
- provide a list of English-speaking lawyers, and contact family and friends on your behalf, if you are detained or arrested (external link)
- provide advice on local medical facilities, help contact your family and or insurance provider if you are ill or injured (external link)
- help with arrangements following a death overseas (external link)
- in certain circumstances, provide notarial services such as witnessing affidavits, statutory declarations and other documents for use under New Zealand law
- account for New Zealanders who may have been affected by a major overseas crises, such as civil unrest and natural disasters.
For more information please visit www.safetravel.govt.nz (external link) and https://www.facebook.com/SafeTravel.govt.nz (external link)
In certain circumstances, staff at this Consulate-General are able to witness affidavits, affirmations, statutory declarations and other documents for use under New Zealand law. The Consulate-General does not provide legal and notarial services for Powers of Attorney.
The witnessing must take place at the New Zealand Consulate-General. Please call +(852) 2525 5044 for information on the relevant fees and to make appointments for legal services.