New Zealand Embassy Santiago, Chile


New medical requirements and forms to apply from 30 July.


The fees that Immigration New Zealand charges for immigration services will change on 2 July 2012.



With effect from 1 July 2012 the fees for legal and notarial services provided by the Embassy will be as follows:




New Zealand was pleased to host the Chilean Minister of Labour, Evelyn Matthei and delegation in Wellington on 29 and 30 March.



A team of experts from Auckland University’s Geothermal Institute visited Chile and Peru in April to meet with relevant officials and research centres.



The following is a summary of alerts (current as at 23 March 2012):


New Zealand citizens traveling or residing in Chile are advised of ongoing protests in the XI Region – Región Aysén del General Carlos Ibañez del Campo. Large-scale protests are taking place in and around the cities of Aysén and Coyhaique. Several main roads in the area are closed by protest action. Fuel and food supplies are reported to be running low and travelers already in the area may experience inconvenience and delays.


As part of the environmental exchange and cooperation between Chile and New Zealand, the New Zealand Embassy together with the Chilean National Forestry Corporation (CONAF), the Department of Environmental and Maritime Affairs of the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Chilean Ministry of Environment and Patagonia Sur are organising the seminar "Environmental Compensation Alternatives: Forests and their role in mitigating the effects of climate change", which will take place in Santiago on May 16 - 17 2012.


The Embassy, together with the Santiago Office of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, recently hosted ten representatives from the NZ geothermal industry who were in Chile for a Geothermal Seminar organised by the Chilean Geothermal Association, ACHEGEO. The seminar was attended by 450 people and included a presentation by Blair Dickie, Principal Policy Advisor, Environment Waikato and a joint presentation by Mark Trigg, General Manager – Development, Mighty River Power and Aroha Campbell, CEO, Tauhara North No.2 Trust. 

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