Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany


 Ambassador Stefan Krawielicki




+64 4 473 60 63

Postal address

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, P.O. Box 1687, Wellington 6140, New Zealand


90-92 Hobson Street, Thorndon, 6011 Wellington.

Opening hours

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





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Monday, 05. 04.2021 Easter Monday

Monday, 26.04. 2021 ANZAC Day

Monday, 24. 05. 2021 Whit Monday

Monday, 07. 06.2021 Queen’s Birthday

Sunday, 3. 10. 2021 German national Day/ Day of Reunification

Monday, 25. 10. 2021 Labour Day

Friday, 24. 12. 2021 Christmas Eve

Monday, 27. 12. 2021 Christmas Day

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Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany


Erich Bachmann




+64 9 375 87 18


+64 9 365 52 09

Postal address

Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany, Level 13, 188 Quay Street, Auckland 1010 

Opening hours

Monday closed

Tuesday  to Friday 10 am to 12 pm / by appointment only - please ring between 12 and 2 p.m.

The Auckland office is closed to visits during level 3 restrictions .




Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany


Dr. Christian Riffel, Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany




To make an appointment and for all other inquiries, please send an e-mail to christchurch@hk-diplo.de. In emergencies call additionally +64 3 369 3473 and leave a message on the answering machine with your name and telephone number.

Postal address

Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany

School of Law, University of Canterbury

University Drive, Ilam

Christchurch 8041


Meremere Building, Level 3 Room 319

Opening hours

By appointment only; to make an appointment please send an email to christchurch@hk-diplo.de

If you phone, please leave your name and your number on the answering machine so that we can phone you back

Office of the Honorary Consul in Christchurch will be closed from 23 December 2020 and re-open on 11 January 2020

Administrative / consular district

Nelson-Marlborough, Canterbury, West Coast, Otago, Southland. Übergeordnete Auslandsvertretung: Botschaft Wellington



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