New Zealand Embassy in Stockholm to close

The New Zealand Embassy in Stockholm will close with effect from 1 July 2012.

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully announced the closure on 16 May as part of $10 million of savings in the Ministry's European posts. For more information see the Minister's media release.

New Zealanders in Sweden

New Zealanders in Sweden in need of assistance should contact the New Zealand Embassy in Brussels:

Street Address: Avenue des Nerviens 9/31, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium.
Telephone: +32 2 512 1040
Facsimile: +32 2 513 4856
Office hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1300 hrs, 1400-1730 hrs

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Safe Travel website has information about what the embassy staff can and cannot do to help.

Passports and Emergency Travel Documents

Only the Department of Internal Affairs passport offices in London, Sydney or New Zealand can issue a passport.  In an emergency, a New Zealand Embassy may be able to issue an Emergency Travel Document.

Emergency Travel Documents

If your passport has been lost, stolen or damaged, and you need to travel urgently, an Embassy or High Commission may be able to issue an Emergency Travel Document (ETD).

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Safe Travel website has details of how and where to apply for an ETD and what documentation you will require.

Travel to New Zealand

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is the government agency responsible for establishing New Zealand immigration policies.

In general, you will need a visa if you wish to: 

The Immigration New Zealand website provides comprehensive information in English about visa requirements when coming to New Zealand including information on:


Further information can be found on INZ's website and on their contact us section, which includes a list of frequently asked questions under "knowledge base" at the top of the page. INZ's call centre number is +64 9 914 4100.

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