New Zealand and Germany share a long-standing friendly partnership. Politically, we share the same values such as freedom, democracy and human rights.
contact, opening hours and appointments
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Ambassador Stefan Krawielicki
+64 4 473 60 63
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, P.O. Box 1687, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
90-92 Hobson Street, Thorndon, 6011 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
Monday to Friday
from 10:45 am to 12pm
or by appointment
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.
Administrative / consular district
New Zealand, Tokelau, Cookinseln, Niue, Fidschi, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Pitcairn. The Head of Mission is also accredited as ambassador to Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, Kiribati and Tuvalu, as well as to Cook Islands based in Wellington.
English and German
Holidays 2021 / 2022 Embassy closed
Friday, 24. 12. 2021 Christmas Eve
Monday, 27. 12. 2021 Christmas Day
Friday, 31. 12 2021 New Year's Eve
Monday, January 03, 2022 Day after New Year’s Day
Monday, January 24, 2022 Wellington Aniversary Day
Monday, February 07, 2022 Waitangi Day
Friday, April 15, 2022 Good Friday
Monday, April 18, 2022 Easter Monday
Monday, April 25, 2022 ANZAC Day
Monday, June 6th, 2022 Whit Monday / Queen’s Birthday
Friday June 24th 2022 Matariki
Monday, October 3rd, 2022 German Unity Day
Monday 24 October 2022 Labor Day
Monday, December 26, 2022, Boxing Day
Tuesday December 27, 2022 Christmas Holiday