New Zealand Embassy Bangkok, Thailand


The New Zealand Minister of Trade Tim Groser made an official visit to Thailand on 3 September 2012.

Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) is making a significant international push for new international visitors, with its latest 100% Pure New Zealand campaign, invoking the magic of Middle-earth.

New Zealanders visiting Thailand who are involved in motor accidents or who accidentally damage rented motorbikes or other vehicles will have to pay for damages before they can leave the country.


Fees for New Zealand passports and consular services were revised wef 1 July 2012: 


Education is vital to the New Zealand Aid Programme mission of supporting sustainable development in order to contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world. New Zealand Scholar Awards (NZAS) scholarships are available to citizens from Myanmar, Cambodia and Lao PDR to undertake a postgraduate level study in New Zealand.


First Secretary Mr. Philip Hewitt from the New Zealand Embassy in Bangkok visited Ngutaw and Kan Seik villages of Cyclone Nargis affected Pyapon Township to inspect LIFT’s partner PACT Myanmar’s microfinance project.

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For nearly 15 years New Zealand has been the key donor to the Mekong Institute, based at Thailand’s Khon Kaen University, which provides advanced training to students from the Greater Mekong Sub-region.


The Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Kittiratt Na-Ranong met with Mr Groser in Honolulu on 12 November 2011 to carry out a general review of the New Zealand-Thailand Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (CEP) which entered into force on 1 July 2005.


The latest travel advisories for Thailand and other countries in the region can be found at


A growing number of young New Zealand travellers are attending the monthly "Full Moon Party" on Koh Pha Ngan - a small island off Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand. Any such traveller should be aware of the risks involved.

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