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Why is Registering important?

We encourage all New Zealanders travelling or living overseas to register online. This allows us to contact you if there is an unforeseen crisis, or if you have a family emergency, while you are overseas. Just like making sure you’ve had the right immunisations/vaccinations and that you have the right visas, registering should be on your list of things to do before you leave home.

Where we have needed to contact New Zealanders who are thought to be in an area affected by a cyclone, major earthquake or bomb blast overseas – those who have registered their travel contact details have often been accounted for first.

So, no matter where you are travelling to overseas, if you take the time now to register, then you can be assured that if an emergency situation develops in the country you are in, then we will do our best to contact you and see if we can provide any assistance.

Remember, if you haven’t registered with us, we don’t know where you are.

Who uses my information?

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, including New Zealand Embassies, High Commissions and Consulate-Generals around the world, use the registration information to:

  • contact registrants in an emergency (e.g. natural disaster, terrorism, civil disturbance, family emergency etc.)

  • send information such as new travel advisories, notice of elections and changes to New Zealand legislation (e.g. passports) relevant to New Zealanders travelling and residing overseas.

Note: Registration information is kept confidential, and is only used for the consular purposes for which it is collected. Email addresses and personal information will not be sold or passed to third parties.

All personal information provided is protected by the Privacy Act 1993.