New Zealand Embassy Madrid, Spain


The Embassy will be closed on Thursday 25 December 2014 and reopen on Friday 2 January 2015.

For New Zealand citizens in Spain requiring emergency consular assistance, please call 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. 


We are delighted to announce that New Zealand’s own Eleanor Catton, winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2013 for her second novel, The Luminaries, will be in Madrid next Thursday 11 December to launch the Spanish translation of The Luminaries. 

All are welcome to attend the launch:

1930 Thursday 11 December
Librería La Central – Callao
c/- Postigo de San Martín, 8

No rsvp required.  The event will be largely in Spanish.



New Zealand has secured a place on the United Nations Security Council for 2015-16.

Read the Prime Minister's media release


In light of recent developments, including one case in Spain, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has recently reviewed its travel advice considering the global Ebola outbreak.


New Zealand’s global network Kea has a new app that makes it easier for the 1 million Kiwis living offshore to connect with home and each other using their mobile device.

The Kea app is free and can be downloaded from The App Store or Google Play. A Kea account can be set up using Facebook or LinkedIn. The app works on iOS, Android and iPads.

By downloading the app users can:


Immigration New Zealand is the agency responsible for visa applications to New Zealand under New Zealand-Spain Working Holiday Scheme.  From 18 April 2014 this scheme will only be available for online application. 


New Zealand and the European Union (EU) have agreed to take steps to deepen their relationship including through a possible Free Trade Agreement following a meeting in The Hague.


Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will attend the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) in London this week before travelling to Europe and South East Asia.


An online toolkit is now available for New Zealand exporters to help tell the New Zealand story overseas.


Internal Affairs Minister Chris Tremain has announced that from Friday 2 November New Zealanders will pay less for their adult passport and be able to renew their passports online.

“All adult passport applicants whose application is processed in New Zealand will pay less. Prices for adult passports will drop by as much as $28 for renewals using the new online service,” says Mr Tremain.

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