New Zealand Embassy Madrid, Spain


Advice for those attending the festival - a large number of New Zealand citizens travel to Pamplona, Spain for the San Fermines festivities that take place from 6 to 14 of July.


Do you want to have a say on the future of the New Zealand flag?
Later this year and early next year, New Zealanders enrolled to vote will be asked to participate in two postal referenda to consider the future of the New Zealand flag:

1. to rank the shortlist of four flag alternatives
2. to keep the current flag or adopt the preferred alternative design.


As we all know, Saturday 25 April 2015 marked the centenary of the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps landing at Gallipoli.  To mark this day, the New Zealand and Australian Embassies held a combined ANZAC Day ceremony, followed by a traditional “gunfire breakfast”, at La Muñoza on the outskirts of Madrid.


The New Zealand Embassy has been working with the Australian Embassy to ensure that our communities in Spain have the opportunity to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings of 25 April 1915.  The New Zealand and Australian Ambassadors will be jointly hosting commemorative ceremony at 9 a.m. on Saturday 25 April, at a venue on the outskirts of Madrid, to be followed by breakfast. 


We have been facing some technical problems with the earlier email address provided. If you have already RSVP’d we would have not received it, so please resend your confirmation with the names of your family members who will attend to .


2015 is a special year for New Zealand, as we will commemorate the centenary of the ANZAC landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915.

As a one-off event to mark this centenary with the New Zealand community, the New Zealand Embassy, in collaboration with the Australian Embassy, will this year be holding an ANZAC Day commemoration in Madrid - 25 April 2015.

We will soon be asking New Zealanders living in Spain to register with us for this event.  As numbers will be limited, please be sure to check our website regularly for updated information.


New Zealand is proud to partner with the African Union Commission to produce the African Union Handbook 2015. In a significant development, this edition has been published in both English and French.


Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed New Zealand taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

“New Zealand’s term on the Security Council will place us at the heart of international decision-making for the next two years,” Mr McCully says.

“The Security Council is currently considering some of the most pressing issues the international community faces, including; the dire humanitarian situation in Syria, ISIL, and Ebola.


Prime Minister John Key has strongly condemned the violent attack on the offices of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris.

The full statement is available here


The New Zealand Embassy will close at 1600h today due to road closures. 

New Zealanders requiring emergency consular assistance can contact the Embassy through the Embassy switchboard on (+34) 915 230 226 and follow the recorded instructions to be connected to an operator in New Zealand. Please note there will be a delay before you are connected to the operator. Do not hang up during the delay. 

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2014-15

United Nations Handbook

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New Zealand has secured a place on the UN Security Council for 2015-16. Read the Prime Minister's media release

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