Embassy of New Zealand in Tarawa


The New Zealand Embassy in Kiribati is a bilateral mission in Tarawa and promotes New Zealand interests in Kiribati. The embassy of New Zealand also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of Kiribati. The New Zealand Embassy in Tarawa is headed by Mr Michael Walsh, High Commissioner of New Zealand to Kiribati.


New Zealand High Commission in Tarawa, Kiribati P.O. Box 53 Bairiki Tarawa Kiribati


(+686) 21 400


(+686) 21 402






Mr Michael Walsh, High Commissioner

Office Hours:

Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in Kiribati require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the New Zealand embassy in Tarawa 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 Tarawa before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website (www.nzembassy.com/kiribati ) or contact the visa department by telephone (+686) 21 400 or email nzhc@tskl.net.ki

Consulates of New Zealand in Kiribati

Next to the embassy in Tarawa there could be additional New Zealand consulates located in Kiribati.

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

New Zealand Consulates in Kiribati

Next to the embassy in Tarawa, New Zealand has consulates in the following cities: Tarawa

Embassy Consular Department and Services

The consular department of the New Zealand Embassy in Tarawa offers consular assistance. The consular department in general offers services for visitors from Kiribati to New Zealand as wel as for New Zealand citizens in Kiribati. 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.