New Zealand High Commission New Delhi, India


Just because you are out of the country doesn’t mean you have to miss out on having your say in two binding referendums on the future of the New Zealand flag. 


Friday, September 11


A New Zealand scientist specialising in geodesy from the University of Otago has started work in Nepal to help its post-earthquake geodetic mapping to assist the country’s rebuild following the two massive earthquakes earlier this year. His work is being supported by the New Zealand High Commission to Nepal from its Head of the Mission Fund.



New Zealanders are advised not to engage in commercial surrogacy arrangements in Nepal. On 25 August 2015, the Supreme Court of Nepal issued an interim order to immediately halt all commercial surrogacy in Nepal. See the SafeTravel website for more information on international surrogacy.


When a natural disaster strikes, whether in New Zealand or overseas, Victim Support New Zealand moves quickly to provide a range of support services to help victims of trauma.

The devastating earthquake which struck Nepal on 25 April caused widespread damage throughout the country, with telecommunications, power, water and medical services severely disrupted.

Victim Support can provide a wide range of support for people who may have family or friends in Nepal, and for New Zealanders arriving back in the country who may have been caught up in the earthquake.


There is high risk to your safety in Nepal and we advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel due to earthquake damage. 

A 7.8 large earthquake occurred in Nepal on 25 April 2015. The epicentre was 80kms west of Kathmandu.  Strong aftershocks are continuing including one of 6.7 magnitude on 26 April.  Aftershocks are expected to continue for sometime.  


In December 2014 the Government of India launched an electronic visa facility for passport holders of 43 countries, including New Zealand.  The manual Visa on Arrival scheme has been discontinued.


New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is working closely with New Zealand Police to respond to a criminal threat to contaminate infant and other formula in an apparent protest over the use of 1080 in pest control.

MPI Deputy Director-General Scott Gallacher says the New Zealand Government’s first priority is protecting the health and wellbeing of consumers.


New Zealand is proud to partner with the African Union Commission to produce the African Union Handbook 2015. In a significant development, this edition has been published in both English and French.


Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed New Zealand taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

“New Zealand’s term on the Security Council will place us at the heart of international decision-making for the next two years,” Mr McCully says.

“The Security Council is currently considering some of the most pressing issues the international community faces, including; the dire humanitarian situation in Syria, ISIL, and Ebola.


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We are looking for an experienced Office Manager to join our team in New Delhi on a part time basis. This is your opportunity to work within a foreign embassy, for a truly global organisation. 

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