The Chancery building was designed for the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs by the Ministry of Works. The exterior of the Chancery has a uniform shading provided by the dark bronze green finish from the infill panels and bronze window frames. Contrast is given by the vertical copper finished columns.
The accommodation in the Patents Office and later in the MLC Building had been envisaged as temporary measure, as the New Zealand authorities had wished for some time to build a self-contained Chancery which would not only house adequately New Zealand diplomatic staff but also function as a physical statement of New Zealand’s commitment to the Trans-Tasman relationship.
The High Commission is closed on the following public holidays. Only emergency consular assistance is available on these days.
Wednesday 1 January - New Year's Day
Thursday 2 January - New Year's Day
Friday 21 February - Father Walter Lini Day
Friday 18 April - Good Friday
Monday 21 April - Easter Monday
Thursday 24 July - Children's Day
Wednesday 30 July - Independence Day
Friday 15 August - Assumption Day
Monday 6 October - Constitution Day
Holidays in 2015 to be observed by the New Zealand Embassy in Tokyo.
Day of the Week
New Year's Day & day after New Year’s Day
New Zealand Embassies no longer issue Passports. Applications for new Passports now have to be made through the Department of Internal Affairs in Wellington.
The Department of Internal Affairs[external link] has information and application forms online.
You can submit your application and pay your fees through the Embassy in Tehran.
If your Passport is lost or stolen, the first thing you should do is notify local police and obtain a police report. You will need this police report when you deal with the Iranian government in obtaining permission to leave Iran (exit visa) and also in applying for a new Passport.