New Zealand Embassy Manila, The Philippines

Certifying authenticated documents for use in New Zealand

Before certain documents that are produced in the Philippines (e.g. nursing certificates) can be used in New Zealand, document authentication may be necessary.

This is usually required where authorities in New Zealand are not able to determine the authenticity of Philippine documents on sight.  For information on authenticating a document, please contact the Department of Foreign Affairs in the Philippines or your nearest Philippines Embassy.

If your document needs to be certified by a New Zealand diplomatic mission for use in New Zealand, then after authentication by the Department of Foreign Affairs in the Philippines, you should take it to the New Zealand Embassy in Manila for certifying.

You may courier the document to the embassy along with the applicable fee if you or someone on your behalf is unable to visit the embassy.  The fee may be paid by a local clearing bank managers cheque or in cash.  LBC is a nationwide courier company, with branches located throughout the Philippines, who accept declared cash consignments.  Please add the local courier fee for despatch within the Philippines to your payment for the return of your document (please do not send pre-paid LBC courier envelopes, as LBC will not collect from the New Zealand Embassy in Manila).

Information on the applicable fees is available here.

This service is available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10-11am.

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