Embassy of Switzerland in New Zealand
As the official representation of Switzerland, the Embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, education and culture.
The Embassy in Wellington is also responsible for diplomatic and consular relations with the Republic of Fiji, the Cook Islands, Samoa, the Kingdom of Tonga and Tuvalu as well as for consular relations with Niue and American Samoa.
President of the Swiss Confederation Ueli Maurer: National Day 2019 greetings for the Swiss abroad
Président de la Confédération Ueli Maurer: Allocution du 1er août 2019 à l'adresse des Suisses de l'étranger
Presidente della Confederazione Ueli Maurer: Saluto del 1° agosto 2019 agli Svizzeri all'estero
Alocución del presidente Ueli Maurer dirigida a los suizos en el extranjero con motivo de la Fiesta Nacional de Suiza 2019
Important information regarding Electronic Travel Authority (ETA)
From July 2019 travellers to New Zealand will be able to request an ETA, and it wil become mandatory for travel from 1 October 2019 onwards.
For detailled information about entry to New Zealand, kindly refer directly to the website of Immigration New Zealand.
Offers for young people
The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad gives the opportunity to young Swiss living abroad to get to know their home country.
The Foundation for Young Swiss Abroad also has similar offers.
Warning against Ticket Resellers
The Embassy advices to be careful when purchasing online. There are Swiss based operators through which event tickets are being resold, not all of them are serious. However, it is up to the commercial courts to decide whether these business practices are unfair.
If you have any doubt about an online seller, please do an online research.
The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO publishes has published a guide regarding online dealing with goods (in German, French, Italian only).