New Zealand High Commission London, United Kingdom


The High Commission will be closed on Friday 28 August and Monday 31 August for the public holiday. The office will reopen on Tuesday 01 September 2015.


The Flag consideration process was announced by the Prime Minister in March 2014, and Cabinet made decisions about the structure of the process in October 2014 (see 

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.


The High Commission will be closed on Friday 22 May and Monday 25 May 2015 for the UK bank holiday. The office will re-open on Tuesday 26 May 2015.


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.


“Anzac Day – the celebration in the heart of the Empire of the anniversary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Forces at Gallipoli – has come and gone.  It has been an event not readily to be forgotten by those who have been privileged to take part in it.  A new day of dignity and honour has been added to the calendar of Empire….  The London populace, eager to render tribute to their fellow-kinsmen whose gallantry and self-sacrifice have moved every heart in the Empire’s cause were able to throng the streets to gaze at and cheer for

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