New Zealand High Commission Canberra, Australia

High Commission services for New Zealanders

Help in an emergency

Staff at New Zealand embassies can help you in several ways if you get into difficulties overseas but there are some limitations. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Safe Travel website has information about what the embassy staff can and cannot do to help.

Emergency Travel Documents

If your passport has been lost, stolen or damaged, and you need to travel urgently, an Embassy or High Commission may be able to issue an Emergency Travel Document (ETD). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Safe Travel website has details of how and where to apply for an ETD and what documentation you will require.  

Legal and Notarial Services

New Zealand representatives overseas can perform certain legal or notarial acts in accordance with the law of New Zealand eg. the taking of affidavits, affirmations and statutory declarations.

Legal and notarial acts in Australia:

For legal and notarial acts in Australia you should contact the State Law Societies for any legal advice or information. They can provide contact details of Australian lawyers who are familiar with New Zealand legal requirements. Contact details for the Law Societies or Victorian Law Institute can be found in the White Pages.

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