The British High Commission in Wellington maintains and develops relations between the UK and New Zealand.
Our offices in Wellington and Auckland work together to support the full range of British interests in New Zealand. These include building Britain’s prosperity through increased trade and investment in open markets and supporting British nationals through our consular services, answering over 3,000 enquiries each year.
Find out more on our UK and New Zealand news page. We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting New Zealand, Pitcairn Island and Samoa. You can access UK government services while in New Zealand.
If you’re travelling in New Zealand, see how to Return to the UK during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you cannot return at this time, see how to stay safely in New Zealand during coronavirus.
See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.
Get an emergency travel document
If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.
If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before
If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen
If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.
Other consular services
Our high commission cannot carry out notarial acts under the Commissioner of Oaths Act 1889, or on instruction from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London. This includes certifying documents as true copies of originals, administering oaths or taking affidavits. For these or other notarial acts, or legalising documents, contact a notary public.
We charge fees for some of our services, see the list of services we provide.
We also provide services in Auckland.
British High Commission New Zealand
British High Commission
44 Hill Street
Telephone +64 (0) 4 924 2888
Fax +64 (0) 4 473 4982
Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
24/7 support is available by telephone for all routine enquiries and emergencies. Please call +64 (0) 4 924 2888
Public access to the High Commission is by appointment only.