New Zealand Embassy Mexico City


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.

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.


A landslide occurred on 29 September at 0400 in the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. The landslide has caused considerable damage to the town. Roads in the surrounding area are badly damaged and subject to frequent slips.


ANZAC Day commemorates the landing on 25 April 1915 of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps - ANZAC - on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey during World War I.  It is a day when Australians and New Zealanders remember those who died and those who served at Gallipoli and in subsequent military campaigns.  The service commemorates their courage, mateship, endurance and sacrifice - the spirit of the ANZAC tradition.


New Zealand will provide NZ$300,000 to the International Federation of the Red Cross appeal following Tropical Storm Agatha, New Zealand Ambassador to Mexico, Cecile Hillyer announced today.


New Zealand associates itself with the European Union statement condemning the 27 April 2010 attack on the convoy of activists, journalists and international observers in Oaxaca State, which was responsible for the deaths of two rights workers. We express our condolences to the families and recognise the actions of the Federal Government to help bring the perpetrators to justice.

6 May 2010



The places available for 2010 have now been filled. The next quota will open on 31 March 2011. Please visit for further information.


During the past financial year 08/09, the New Zealand Embassy in Mexico City funded eight projects in Mexico, El Salvador and Guatemala through the Head of Mission Fund (HOMF).

The New Zealand Embassy manages the HOMF, which is aimed at supporting small-scale development projects. Recipients are generally non-government organisations and community groups engaged in development activities.


The NZIDRS programme provides an opportunity for international students to undertake doctoral study in New Zealand in a wide range of disciplines.


From 30 November 2009, Venezuelan nationals will no longer require transit visas to transit New Zealand en route to other destinations.

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