New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea


Ambassador Patrick Rata presented his credentials to President Lee Myung-bak at the Blue House on Monday, 19 March 2012.


New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) hosted the "New Zealand Food Connection 2012" in Busan on 29 February. Please refer to the article published in Korea Times


Ambassador-designate Patrick Rata conducted an interview with Korea JoongAng Daily. To view the article please click

"New Zealand official promotes trade with Korea".


New Zealand Ambassador-designate Patrick Rata arrived in Seoul in February. To find out about the Ambassador-designate, please click "Who is in the Embassy."


Please click Embassy holidays to view the list of the New Zealand Embassy holidays in 2012.


The fees that Immigration New Zealand charges for immigration services will change on 29 August 2011. The changes will only affect payments made outside New Zealand, not payments made in New Zealand dollars.


One thousand and eight hundred (1800) places will become available from 10.00am (New Zealand time) on 15 April 2011.

Applications under this Working Holiday Scheme can be made online by going to Working Holiday Schemes online.  On this page you can register for and access the Working Holiday Scheme online application system.


A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has occurred 10km south-east of Christchurch at 12:51 (local time), February 22, 2011. Depth (focal depth): 5km.

This has been followed by a number of aftershocks, the largest a magnitude 5.7 which was 6km deep and centred 10km east of Canterbury. There are areas of liquefaction in the central city, as well as telecommunications and power outages and reports of water in the streets.


The Immigration Act 2009 came into effect from 29 November 2010. It does not make major changes to the criteria under which people apply to travel to and stay in New Zealand. Immigration New Zealand's forms and guides have been updated in line with the Immigration Act 2009. The forms and guides are available to download now, but can only be used for applications lodged on and after 29 November 2010.


24 November, 2010

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has condemned the shelling by North Korea of the civilian population on an island in South Korea.

"The attack represents a new and dangerous level of aggression by the DPRK regime, coming in the wake of the DPRK attack on the South Korean vessel, the Cheonan," Mr McCully said.

Of interest

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New Zealand has secured a place on the UN Security Council for 2015-16. Read the Prime Minister's media release

Registering your overseas travel made easier

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealanders travelling or living overseas, registering your travel online now made easier. Read more

Korea Update, Embassy's Quarterly Publication

Korea Update is a quarterly newsletter keeping you informed with what is happening in the land of the morning calm. Read more

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

News about how the donations are contributing to the rebuild, ways to donate and more.