New Zealand High Commission London, United Kingdom


From the 6th of April 2015 the UK government is introducing an NHS surcharge for migrants from outside the European Economic Area. 

New Zealanders are exempt from this surcharge.  However, those applying for UK visas will still need to get a “surcharge reference number” from the surcharge website in order to complete their application. 

More information on this process can be found here.


Our hearts go out to all those affected by the devastating Cyclone Pam. You can help by donating to a registered charity. The Red Cross and UNICEF are both accepting donations. 


Planning to come to the UK to get married or enter into a civil partnership?  Whether you’re marrying someone already here in the UK – of any nationality – or both coming over to have a dream wedding, do your research before taking that flight.  The laws have changed.


On Anzac Day 2015, we will commemorate the centenary of the ANZAC landings in Gallipoli.


Applications for invitations to attend the Royal Garden Parties are now open and will close at 9.00am (UK time) on Tuesday 17 February, 2015.


Wherever you are in the UK, we wish you the best and hope you have a  chance to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Waitangi Day. 


New Zealand is proud to partner with the African Union Commission to produce the African Union Handbook 2015. In a significant development, this edition has been published in both English and French.


Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed New Zealand taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

“New Zealand’s term on the Security Council will place us at the heart of international decision-making for the next two years,” Mr McCully says.

“The Security Council is currently considering some of the most pressing issues the international community faces, including; the dire humanitarian situation in Syria, ISIL, and Ebola.


The High Commission will be closed on Thursday 25 December through to, and including, Thursday 01 January 2014.  The office will re-open on Friday 02 January 2015.


Tickets are on sale for the annual Ngati Ranana Christmas Concert on Saturday 20 December at 1pm in Regent Hall, Oxford Street, London.

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