Ambassador Nicole Menzenbach
Ambassador Nicole Menzenbach
New Zealand and Germany share the same values of freedom, democracy and human rights. Together we can shape our future-oriented cooperation in the fields of sciences, innovation and business and deepen our long-standing partnership.
Address, opening hours and contact
90-92 Hobson Street, Thorndon, 6011 Wellington.
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, P.O. Box 1687, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
Administrative / consular district
New Zealand, Tokelau, Cook Islands, Niue, Fiji (only consular district), Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Pitcairn. The Head of Mission is also accredited as ambassador to Tonga, Samoa, Kiribati and Tuvalu, as well as to the Cook Islands based in Wellington.
The German Embassy can be contacted by phone
Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 4.30pm
Friday 7.30am to 3pm
Book your appointment
You will need an appointment to apply for a visa or a German passport/ID-card. Appointments have to be booked online, using our online booking appointment system.
To protect your privacy please note that we cannot grant access to the embassy more than five minutes before your appointment.
Please note that due to security concerns larger bags (larger than a standard handbag or briefcase or a day pack) cannot be brought onto the embassy premises. Please make arrangements to leave larger bags in safe storage elsewhere.
Passport pick up
For the time being, it is not possible to pick up your passport in person. If you have already been contacted and notified that your document is ready for collection, please send us a self-addressed and prepaid courier envelope.
For other consular matters like applications for dual citizenship, certifications, life certificates or pension matters by appointment only; appointments have to be booked online, using our online booking system
How to reach us in case of an emergency
In case of an after-hours emergency - requiring immediate attention - the duty officer of the Embassy can be contacted on 0064 21 651 987. This number can also be used for text messages (SMS). This emergency service is available on weekdays from close of business until 12.00 midnight local time and on weekends and public holidays from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 midnight local time. Please note that the duty officer will NOT deal with visa enquiries.
Holidays 2023 Embassy closed
Tuesday, 03 October German Unity Day
Monday, 23 October Labour Day
Monday, 25 December Christmas Day
Tuesday, 26 December Boxing Day
Holidays 2024 Embassy closed
Monday, 01 January New Year's Day
Monday, 22 January Wellington Anniversary Day
Tuesday, 06 February Waitangi Day
Friday, 29 March Good Friday
Monday, 01 April Easter Monday
Thursday, 25 April ANZAC Day
Monday, 20 May Whitsunday
Moday, 03 June King's Birthday
Friday, 28 June Matariki
Thursday, 03 October German Unity Day
Monday, 28 October Labour Day
Tuesday, 24 December Christmas Eve
Wednesday, 25 December Christmas Day
Thursday, 26 December Boxing Day
Tuesday, 31. December New Year's Eve