New Zealand Embassy Brasilia, Brazil


Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the signing of an agreement which will see more Brazilian students studying in New Zealand, following a bilateral meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on 11 March in Brasilia.


The Government has decided that from 1 January 2013 New Zealand will be aligning its climate change efforts with developed and developing countries which collectively are responsible for 85% of global emissions. This includes the United States, Japan, China, India, Canada, Brazil, Russia and many other major economies, Climate Change Minister Tim Groser says.


Currently, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) provides visa services on behalf of Immigration New Zealand (INZ) in three South American locations – Brasilia, Buenos Aires, and Santiago. The provision of these services will transition from MFAT to Immigration New Zealand (INZ) from 27 November 2012.


As from Friday, 02 November 2012, NZers will be able to renew their passports online and pay as much as $28 less for their new passports. Internal Affairs Minister Chris Tremain has said passport renewal for most adults will be possible from anywhere on <>. The price, currently $153.30 including GST, will be reduced to $124.50 for online processing and the cost of a first-time passport will fall to $140.00 (via paperwork).


New Zealand Government is proud to announce the release of another United Nations Handbook edition. This year we released its 50th edition, and New Zealand is honoured to have produced them since 1961 as a symbol of our longstanding commitment to the United Nations.


Speech to Kangaroo Tours cocktail
Hotel Pestana, Curitiba, Wednesday 10 October 2012


The Embassy of New Zealand in Brasilia is seeking two (02) Policy Adviser/Translators to help advance New Zealand’s interests in Brazil.


Ambassador Jeffrey McAlister met with Congresswoman Perpétua Almeida on 21 August to discuss the bilateral relationship between New Zealand and Brazil and to share perspectives on the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). The Ambassador presented the Congresswoman with a bottle of New Zealand red wine and a bottle of milk produced on a New Zealand owned dairy farm located in Bahia as examples of products New Zealand exports to and produces in Brazil.


Ambassador Jeffrey McAlister visited UNICAMP on 24 August to discuss with the Rector Fernando Costa and his staff opportunities for cooperation with New Zealand universities.  This could include UNICAMP students studying in New Zealand under the Science Without Borders programme and New Zealand students studying at UNICAMP, one of the best universities in Brazil, while doing internships within Campinas' high tech industries.

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