New Zealand Embassy Mexico City


Prime Minister John Key was received by Mexico’s President Enrique Peña on the first stop of his official tour of Latin America in the impressive Chapultepec Castle – an historical building located at the top of the Chapultepec Hill, which was a sacred place for the Aztecs as well as one of the only two Royal Castles in the Americas.



Prime Minister John Key says he and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto have committed to strengthening the trade relationship between New Zealand and Mexico, following bilateral talks in Mexico City.

“Mexico and New Zealand have shared a friendly relationship for 40 years. President Peña Nieto and I agreed the trade relationship between our two countries, while healthy, could be strengthened further,” says Mr Key.


Speech to Mexican Council of International Affairs and the Mexican Business Council for Foreign Trade, Investment and Technology

Mexico City, 5 March 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s a pleasure to be here in Mexico. I’ve been here once before and have wanted to come back for some time, so it’s great to be here in this vibrant and energetic city.

I’m looking forward to my first meeting with President Peña Nieto later today.


Prime Minister John Key will lead a trade delegation to Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Brazil next week as part of the Government’s increased focus on strengthening bilateral relations, and capitalising on trade opportunities, with the Latin America nations.


New Zealanders travelling to the U.S.A for business or pleasure may be eligible for visa-free travel under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) if certain conditions are met.


The receiving office for New Zealand visa applications from Cuban Nationals has changed. Applications can no longer be lodged with the New Zealand High Commission in Ottawa, and instead need to be sent to the New Zealand Visa Application Centre (VAC) in London for processing from 10 December 2012.

The London VAC facilitation fee is £24.00 per application.


 From New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, may you have Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for the New Year.


(Press release by the New Zealand Government 8:59AM, 23 November 2012)

New Zealand has been granted observer status to the fast-growing Latin America economic bloc known as the Pacific Alliance, which includes Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru.

Trade Minister Tim Groser says observer status gives New Zealand a chance to forge closer links in the region.


On 8 November 2012 Pumpkin Patch, the renowned New Zealand children’s clothing brand, was officially launched in Mexico, complete with a well-attended children’s fashion show.


Mexico formally became a TPP negotiating participant on 8 October 2012 following the completion of the domestic consultation periods of the current nine TPP members.

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