New Zealand Embassy Washington, United States of America

Embassy Closure: Christmas/New Year period

Happy holidays from the New Zealand Embassy

The New Zealand Embassy will be closed from Tuesday 25 December 2012 through to Tuesday 1 January inclusive.

If you are a New Zealand citizen requiring a replacement  New Zealand passport, please visit for more information.  If you require a visa to visit New Zealand, go to

For New Zealand citizens requiring emergency consular assistance, call the main switchboard +1 202-328-4800 and follow the prompts.

The New Zealand Embassy will re-open on Wednesday 2 January 2013.

Have a safe and happy Christmas.  Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me te Tau Hou

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