01.12.2017 - Article

All applications for Schengen Visas as well as for residence permits (long term visas including Working Holiday Visas) have to be submitted in person by prior appointment  at the German Embassy Wellington. Please note that the Honorary Consuls in Auckland and Christchurch only handle passports, not visas.

New Zealand citizens can also apply for a German residence permit within 90 days of arrival in Germany at the local immigration office.

The German Embassy will generally accept visa applications three months before entry into Germany at the earliest.