German missions in New Zealand


Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany


Dr. Michael Feiner, chargé d’affaires a. i.




+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

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.

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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Holidays 2022 Embassy closed

Monday, September 26, 2022    public holiday to mark the death of Queen Elizabeth II

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


Monday, 23 January                       Wellington Anniversary Day

Monday, 06 February                    Waitangi Day

Friday, 07 April                                 Good Friday

Monday, 10 April                             Easter Monday

Tuesday, 25th April                        ANZAC Day

Monday, 29 May                             Whit Monday

Monday, 05 June                             Queen's Birthday

Friday, July 14                                   Matariki

Tuesday, October 3rd                    German Unity Day

Monday, 23 October                      Labour Day

Monday, December 25                 Christmas Day

Tuesday, 26 December                 Boxing Day


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 to Wednesday:

9.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.

By appointment only;  Appointments  have to be booked online using our online booking system.

Thursdays:  only reachable by email or phone

Fridays: closed




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

The Office of the Honorary Consul will remain closed from 24 November 2022 - 16 February 2023

Administrative / consular district

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



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