New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea


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.


We know you have been watching events unfold in New Zealand and have very real concerns about what is happening.

To date, the New Zealand Ministry of Education has had no reports of any incidents of injury or death in relation to international students.

The earthquake affected New Zealand’s Canterbury region, which experienced a 7.1 magnitude earthquake over the weekend, along with aftershocks.


The New Zealand Embassy, Seoul has been recently relocated on new premises immediately behind the Canadian Embassy in Jeong-dong. 

The new office address is as follows:

New Zealand Embassy
Jeong-Dong Building
Level 8 (West Tower)
15-5 Jeong-Dong, Jung-Gu
KPO Box 2258
Seoul 110-110, KOREA

Telephone: 02 3701 7700 

Fax: 02 3701 7701


Note that the KPO Box address, telephone and fax numbers remain unchanged.


The New Zealand Embassy recommends that all New Zealand citizens resident in Korea or travelling in Korea register or update your contact details on


21 May, 2010

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today expressed grave concern at the findings of a joint international investigation linking North Korea to the fatal sinking of a South Korean naval vessel.

Civilian and military experts from South Korea, the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and Sweden found evidence that the 26 March sinking of the ROKS Cheonan was caused by a North Korean torpedo.


The fees that Immigration New Zealand charges for immigration services will change on 31 May 2010. The changes will only affect payments made outside New Zealand, not payments made in New Zealand dollars.

We are changing the fees because currency exchange rates have changed significantly in recent months, and the fees that we charge outside New Zealand are no longer aligned with the value of the New Zealand dollar.

The Visa Fees section will be updated on 31 May 2010. Until then, it will show the current fees only.

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