New Zealand High Commission London, United Kingdom


A position is available for an experienced Receptionist to work on the front desk of New Zealand House.


Just because you are out of the country doesn’t mean you have to miss out on having your say in two binding referendums on the future of the New Zealand flag. 


The High Commission will be closed on Monday 05 October 2015. The office will re-open on Tuesday 06 October 2015.
If you are a New Zealand citizen in the UK and have an urgent consular issue, such as a death, arrest, or been involved in a serious crime or accident, please phone 020 7930 8422 and follow the recorded instructions to be connected to the London Duty Officer.
If you are in New Zealand, please phone 04 439 8000.


From the successful exhibition, Hard on the Heels, Peter Bush selected 60 iconic images, including national teams, to show in New Zealand House during September and October 2015.

Just ask to see the exhibition at reception and the receptionist will direct you to the mezzanine floor.

Peter describes capturing an All Black game as ‘a total workout’. His powerful photographs are hard-won: the result of chasing the game up and down the field, while others set up their cameras and wait for the game to come to them.

United Kingdom: Rugby World Cup 2015

New Zealanders planning on attending this year’s Rugby World Cup in the United Kingdom, beginning on 18 September 2015, should read this information in conjunction with the travel advisory for the United Kingdom

Before you go
All New Zealanders planning on attending the Rugby World Cup are encouraged to:


The New Zealand High Commissioner, Sir Lockwood Smith, was invited to be guest of honour at the recent Dairy UK annual dinner, and deliver a speech that shared New Zealand views on the global dairy industry. The dinner was opened by Ngati Ranana, London-based Māori cultural group, adding a distinctly New Zealand flavour. Guests included leaders from the UK’s dairy industry, government representatives, and members of the press.


Allan Wilson Centre Board Member, Mr Rau Kirikiri, and Director, Professor Hamish Spencer invite you to attend a special occasion at New Zealand House in association with an exciting study:  Africa to Aotearoa

Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith, Allan Wilson Centre Principal Investigator at the University of Otago, is conducting a 2000-sample DNA survey of New Zealanders to determine their ancient ancestry, with the final sample of 200 to be collected from expat New Zealanders living in London.


If you are travelling to the UK and will be staying for more than 6 months, you will now be issued a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). A BRP is a credit card sized card which shows a person’s status in the UK.

Applicants will be required to collect their BRP from a post office within ten days of arrival in the UK. The BRP card can then be used as proof of the right to work, study and access public services in the UK.


Applications have closed for access to the Royal Enclosure.

Due to unforeseen circumstances and short notice, we will not be running a ballot to apply for a badge request form for the Royal Enclosure at Ascot.  Instead New Zealand citizens who are keen to apply for and can fulfil the following criteria are welcome to email their application to  before Friday 15 May.


The High Commission will be closed on Monday 04 May 2015 for the UK bank holiday. The office will re-open on Tuesday 05 May 2015.

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