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, Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau, Pitcairn Island, Tonga and Samoa. You can access UK government services while in New Zealand.

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in New Zealand, see our New Zealand travel advice.

If you’re in New Zealand, Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau, Pitcairn Island, Tonga or Samoa and you need advice which is not covered in our travel advice, then you can contact us online.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

Apply online for 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

Notarial services

Our high commission cannot carry out notarial acts under the Commissioner of Oaths Act 1889, or on instruction from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development 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.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services, see the list of services we provide.

We also provide services in Auckland.

Development work in Pitcairn Island

Find out more in the country profile for the Overseas Territories.

Our people

British High Commissioner to New Zealand
Iona Thomas OBE
  • Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission New Zealand

Contact us

British High Commission New Zealand

British High Commission
44 Hill Street

Wellington 6011
New Zealand

+64 (0) 4 924 2888/+44 20 7008 5000

+64 (0) 4 473 4982

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:

For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email:

24/7 consular support is available by telephone for all routine enquiries and emergencies. Please call +64 (0) 4 924 2888 / +44 20 7136 6857
Public access to the High Commission is by appointment only

Access and opening times

Corporate information