Embassy of New Zealand in Avarua


The New Zealand Embassy in Cook Islands is a bilateral mission in Avarua and promotes New Zealand interests in Cook Islands. The embassy of New Zealand also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of Cook Islands. The New Zealand Embassy in Avarua is headed by John Carter, High Commissioner of New Zealand to Cook Islands.


New Zealand High Commission in Avarua, the Cook Islands 1st floor, Philatelic Bureau Building Takuvaine Road P.O. Box 21 Avarua, Rarotonga Cook Islands


(+682) 22 201


(+682) 21 241






John Carter, High Commissioner

Office Hours:

Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in Cook Islands require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the New Zealand embassy in Avarua you will find information on opening hours and how to book appointments.

Opening hours

Please note that embassy opening hours can vary. Always contact the embassy before a visit.

Visa for New Zealand

For all New Zealand visa related matters contact the embassy in Avarua before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website (www.nzembassy.com/cook-islands ) or contact the visa department by telephone (+682) 22 201 or email nzhcraro@oyster.net.ck

Consulates of New Zealand in Cook Islands

Next to the embassy in Avarua there could be additional New Zealand consulates located in Cook Islands.

Please check below for the locations of the New Zealand consulates in Cook Islands.

New Zealand Consulates in Cook Islands

Next to the embassy in Avarua, New Zealand has consulates in the following cities: (if there are no cities mentioned here that means that New Zealand does not have any consulates located in Cook Islands ).

Embassy Consular Department and Services

The consular department of the New Zealand Embassy in Avarua offers consular assistance. The consular department in general offers services for visitors from Cook Islands to New Zealand as wel as for New Zealand citizens in Cook Islands. Generally, services comprise of visa applications, passport renewals, marriage registration, legalization of documents, birth of a child, New Zealand nationality issues and more. Contact the consular department directly by telephone or email.