Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

ALERT - COVID-19 Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, New Zealanders overseas need to take steps to stay safely where they are and shelter in place....Read more

ALERT - COVID-19 Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, New Zealanders overseas need to take steps to stay safely where they are and shelter in place....Read more

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Dual Citizenship

What is dual citizenship or dual nationality?

If you are a citizen of more than one country you are a dual citizen or dual national. This means you are a citizen of both New Zealand and another country at the same time. New Zealand allows dual citizenship and multiple citizenship but some other countries do not.

How do I know if I’m a dual citizen?

Whether you're a dual citizen depends on the laws of New Zealand and the other country. Different countries may have different rules.

Brazil

Post Closure
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has temporarily closed the physical premises of the New Zealand Embassy in Brazil, with staff working remotely.

Colombia

Post Closure
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has temporarily closed the physical premises of the New Zealand Embassy in Colombia, with staff working remotely. 

Protests and Demonstrations around the United States

Since late May 2020, there have been ongoing widespread protests and demonstrations occurring around the United States. Some protests have resulted in violence and/or looting. Even protests which are intended to be peaceful can become violent. A strong police and/or National Guard presence can be expected at any further protests. Police measures have, at times, included the use of rubber bullets and/or pepper spray to disperse crowds.

China

Chengdu Post Closure
Due to the increasing suspension of airlinks and unprecedented operational pressures, New Zealand has temporarily withdrawn staff from its Consulate-General in Chengdu. Consular services for New Zealanders in Chengdu will be provided by the New Zealand Embassy in Beijing until further notice.

New Zealanders who require emergency consular assistance should contact the 24/7 Consular emergency line on 0800 30 10 30 (within New Zealand) or +64 99 20 20 20 (outside of New Zealand).

India

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

There have been confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in India.

Local authorities in countries and territories with confirmed cases of COVID-19 may impose containment measures including travel restrictions and quarantine requirements to prevent the spread of the virus.

Antigua and Barbuda

Temporary Post Closure

Due to the increasing suspension of airlinks and unprecedented operational pressures, New Zealand has temporarily withdrawn staff from its Embassy in Bridgetown (accredited to Antigua and Barbuda). Consular services in country are unavailable until further notice.