New Zealand Embassy Santiago, Chile


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:


Doctor John Roche visited Chile last week to hold meetings with representatives of the dairy industry and participate of the Second Seminar on Cattle Production “Progress in the use of pasture and strategic supplementation in milk production”, carried out in Osorno and organised by Santo Tomas University and APROLECHE.


New Zealand Ambassador, John Capper, presented credentials in Peru on 18 September in a ceremony in which he shared with his counterparts from Egypt, Qatar, Colombia and Ecuador. The celebration of this ceremony finalised his appointment as the Ambassador of New Zealand for Peru.

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