New Zealand Embassy Mexico City


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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Minister Murray McCully Speaks at to Raul Roa Higher Institute of International Relations in La Habana, Cuba.


President-elect of the Consejo Nacional Agropecuario, Lic. Benjamín Grayeb, today gave a presentation to ANZMEX* members and guests on the opportunities to increase trade between Mexico and New Zealand and Australia under the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), which is currently being negotiated between 11 countries. 


New Zealand’s bilateral relationship with Cuba was boosted earlier this month by the visit of Foreign Minister Murray McCully to La Habana, 4-5 October. This was the first New Zealand ministerial visit to Cuba since 2002. During the visit, Minister McCully met with Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, Vice-President H.E Ricardo Cabrisas, and Trade and Investment Minister Rodrigo Malmierca.

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