New Zealand Embassy Manila, The Philippines


If all of the world’s adults that wanted to migrate actually left and moved where they wanted to go New Zealand’s population would boom, particularly with young people, according to a recent series of polls by US firm Gallup.


The New Zealand economy has been ranked third easiest to do business in by the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank in their “Doing Business 2011” report.


New Zealand has once again kept its number one ranking in the Transparency International corruptions perceptions index.


People smuggling is a very serious issue.  That’s the firm message from New Zealand’s immigration minister, Jonathan Coleman.


Reporters Without Borders has ranked New Zealand seventh in the world in terms of media freedom.


The United Nations Handbook 2010–2011 can be purchased at the New Zealand Embassy in Manila.


The New Zealand embassy has learned that strict rules governing the entry into the Philippines of foreign children under 15 years old are being enforced by the Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration.


New Zealand's Department of Internal Affairs has announced a fee increase and the introduction of new passport forms.

The fees for all Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) products and services were raised on 1 October 2010, in line with the increase of New Zealand's Goods and Services Tax (GST) from 12.5% to 15%.  As a result, the fees for some services available at the New Zealand Embassy have also been adjusted.


New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has published guidelines for combating bribery and corruption in offshore markets.


New Zealand Consul Heather Garven strongly encouraged New Zealand citizens travelling and living in the Philippines to register their details on Safetravel during a recent Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (ANZCHAM) forum on crisis management and business continuity planning.

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