New Zealand Embassy Santiago, Chile


Immigration New Zealand and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade have introduced new visa application drop box services in South America.


We have great news to announce to all our Kiwi and Latin-American friends! Our post recently launched its official Facebook page: New Zealand Embassy – Santiago, Chile. We will be updating the page with interesting news about New Zealand, Chile, Colombia and Peru, as well as publicising events and activities.
Just log on to your Facebook and like our page to keep up to date with the latest news and events!!


On 27 November, the President of Chile, Sebastian Piñera, along with the Minister of Economy, Pablo Longueira, the Minister of Education, Harald Beyer, and the New Zealand Ambassador, John Capper, along with other Government officials launched the “Penguins without Borders” education scheme in Santiago. 


The receiving office for New Zealand visa applications is about to change. From 27 November 2012, applications can no longer be lodged with the New Zealand Embassy in Santiago, and instead need to be sent to the New Zealand Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Washington D.C.

Immigration New Zealand is committed to ensuring a smooth transition for its customers and is working closely with the New Zealand Embassy in implementing this change.

There is a $USD37.00 handling fee per application, in addition to the relevant visa fee.


During late October two renowned Maori leaders visited Peru and Chile where they met with a diverse array of political and social actors. During their visit Traci Houpapa – Chairwoman of the Federation of Maori Authorities – and Manuka Henare – Dean of Maori and Pacific Development at the University of Auckland – had the opportunity to meet with government officials from different Ministries and a vast array of representatives of diverse indigenous peoples from Peru. The three day programme was centred on sharing experiences on economic and business initiatives managed by local communities and the implementation of the Peruvian Consultation Law.


CarSol Fruit Export S.A. has achieved the CEMARSTM certification (Certified Emissions Management And Reduction Scheme).


The Chile Working Holiday Scheme was opened at 10:00am (New Zealand time) on Thursday 4 October 2012 (Wednesday 3 – 6pm in Chile time). INZ online system experienced severe technical difficulties due to a high volume of people already logged onto the system shortly after the scheme opened. A thorough investigation is being carried out regarding this issue.


Stakeholder registration for Round 15 of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations is now open.  Round 15 will be hosted by New Zealand at the SkyCity Convention Centre in central Auckland over 3-12 December 2012.

Stakeholders from the eleven TPP participant countries are invited to a host-organised programme at the negotiating venue on Friday 7 December, comprising:


Preliminary information is now available for stakeholders from TPP participating countries who might be considering attending Round 15 in Auckland, 3 – 12 December 2012. Keep watching TPP Talk for further information related to Round 15.


We invite you to attend and discover study options in New Zealand at our Education New Zealand booth next Saturday October 6th at the EDUEXPO Fair. The event will be held at the W Hotel, located at Isidora Goyenechea 3000 from 2 to 7pm.
Registrations are compulsory and available at the following website:

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