Starting from Wednesday, 1 February, 2023, the consular (Visa) Section of the Chinese Embassy in New Zealand will open to the public.
1. Office hours
Monday to Friday 9am – 11:30am, and 2pm – 4pm. The office closes to the public on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.
2. Consular Service
Passport and Travel Document
All passport and travel document applications will be resumed. If you have previously made an appointment for the passport submission prior to 1 February 2023, we will contact you and make arrangement for the appointment via email.
Appointments for Chinese visa submission at the office will be resumed. Between 1 February and 15 February, you have the option to book an appointment online for visa submission at the office or submit your application via post or courier service. Starting from 16 February, you must book an appointment online for visa submission and have your fingerprints collected at the office, and the visa submission via post or courier service are no longer accepted unless you are exempted from collecting fingerprints. For more information, please visit How to Apply for Chinese Visa on the official website.
Notarisation and Chinese Consular Legalisation
Notarisation service will be resumed. You must email us your documents and we will check your documents for the notarisation service before you come to visit the office. This will reduce the chance that your application for document notarisation being rejected due to missing documents or otherwise.
Applications for Chinese Consular Legalisation can be submitted by visiting the office, or submit them via post or courier service.
You don’t have to return to the office to pay and collect your passport or documents. We will email you the payment instruction, please follow the instruction and pay your fee through online banking or bank transfer. Please provide a prepaid courier package with your application, and make sure to write down your full name, address and contact phone numbers on the package for returning your passport or documents.
3. COVID Prevention
For the health and safety reason, you must wear a face mask at all time at the office. When asked by a staff member, please follow and cooperate the instruction at the waiting area.
4. Office address
4 Halswell Street, Thorndon, Wellington
5. Contact details
Telephone:04 4733514 (consular service related enquiries)
Our operator is only available from 9am to 11:30am working days, the automated enquiry is available outside these hours.
Fax: 04 499 5572
Consular assistance and protection for Chinese citizen: 04 499 5022 (if calling from outside of New Zealand 0064 4 499 5022). This number will not answer any consular service related enquiries.