Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Gerhard Thiedemann, Ambassador
+64 4 473 60 63
+64 4 473 60 69
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
Monday to Friday without appointment
10:45 bis 12:00 Uhr
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
The German Embassy will be closed on the following days in 2019
19. April 2019 Karfreitag / Good Friday
22. April 2019 Ostermontag / Easter Monday
25. April 2019 ANZAC Day
3. Juni 2019 Queen’s Birthday
10. Juni 2019 Pfingstmontag / Whit Monday
3. Oktober 2019 Tag der Deutschen Einheit / Day of German Unity
28. Oktober 2019 Labour Day
24. Dezember 2019 Heiligabend / Christmas Eve
25. Dezember 2019 1. Weihnachtsfeiertag / Christmas Day
26. Dezember 2019 2. Weihnachtsfeiertag / Boxing Day
31. Dezember 2019 Silvester / New Year's Eve