New Zealand High Commission Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


ANZAC day 2011 - Dawn Service
When: Monday 25 April, 6.30am
Where: The Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumpur

ANZAC Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. On 25 April 1915, young Australians and New Zealanders waded ashore at Gallipoli and began seven months of intense combat that marked the arrival of two young nations on the world stage.


On 27 February Prime Minister John Key launched the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, a global fundraiser for the recovery effort in the city and the Canterbury region.


A magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred near the city of Christchurch in Canterbury, New Zealand, on 22 February 2011.

Updates on the earthquake are available on the Canterbury Earthquake website (

More information can be found on the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management website (


New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Malaysia, resident in Kuala Lumpur and cross-accredited to Brunei Darussalam, will be David Pine, Foreign Minister Murray McCully announced today.


Immigration New Zealand is encouraging students to apply early for their visa in order to avoid processing delays, particularly in the peak processing months of February, March and July, when it receives an average of nearly 10,000 applications per month.


The New Zealand High Commission will be closed from 12.30pm on Friday 24th December 2010 to 8.30am on Monday 3rd January 2011 for the Christmas/New Year period.

New Zealand citizens requiring emergency assistance can reach an officer 24 hours a day by calling 012 389 7692.
This number is an emergency service for New Zealand citizens only.  Please do not use this number for routine immigration enquires.  If you need information about a visa or permanent residence application please contact the New Zealand Immigration Service in Singapore.


A condolence book has been opened at the New Zealand High Commission in memory of the 29 victims of the Pike River mining tragedy.
For people wishing to sign the book and leave messages for the victims and their families please feel free to come to the High Commission between the hours of 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Thursday or 8.30am and 4pm Friday.

The condolence book will be open until 4.00pm on Friday 3 December 2010.


The Immigration Act 2009 comes 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.


The Department of Internal Affairs has announced that the fees for all their products and services will be raised from 1 October 2010 in line with the Governments increase of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from 12.5% to 15%.

For more information please visit the Department of Internal Affairs website.


New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has published guidelines for combating bribery and corruption in offshore markets.

The Ministry advises companies planning to enter a new market, or which are reviewing operating strategy in an existing market, to take a number steps to reduce their exposure to and impacts from corruption.

These include:

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