- Download our Moving to New Zealand Guide (PDF)
New Zealand embassies
New Zealand Embassy, Washington DC, United States: +1 202 328 4800
New Zealand High Commission, London, United Kingdom (also responsible for Ireland): +44 20 7930 8422
New Zealand High Commission, Ottawa, Canada: +1 613 238 5991
New Zealand High Commission, Canberra, Australia: +61 2 6270 4211
New Zealand High Commission, Pretoria, South Africa: +27 12 435 9000
Foreign embassies in New Zealand
United States Embassy, Wellington: +64 4 462 6000
British High Commission, Wellington: +64 4 924 2888
Canadian High Commission, Wellington: +64 4 473 9577
Australian High Commission, Wellington: +64 4 473 6411
South African High Commission, Wellington: +64 4 815 8484
Irish Embassy, Wellington: +64 4 471 2252
►Read the Visas for New Zealand page for information about how to enter the country.
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Expat Health Insurance
Cigna Global Health Insurance
With Cigna, you won't have to rely on foreign public health care systems, which may not meet your needs. Cigna allows you to speak to a doctor on demand, for consultations or instant advice, wherever you are in the world. They also offer full cancer care across all levels of cover, and settle the cost of treatments directly with the provider. Cigna is currently offering a 10% discount for seniors (over 60) on their Silver package.
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