New Zealand Embassy & Mission to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium
Embassy 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.
The New Zealand Embassy in Brussels is able to provide assistance and guidance to any New Zealander who is in Belgium, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Romania or Sweden, and who is in serious distress (for example, if you have been involved in an accident, been hospitalised, arrested, or you have lost your passport).
Number to call:
Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 1.00pm, 2.00pm-5.30pm: +32 2 512 10 40
After Hours (weekends and after 5.30pm):
Call the number above to hear a recorded message with the contact number for the Duty Officer.