The Moscow branch employs eight staff and operates out of the Embassy of New Zealand in Moscow. We have been operating as an Immigration New Zealand office since 2000. All the immigration officers employed at the Moscow office are fluent both in Russian and English.
Each year we process over 5,000 applications made up of applications for:
We also process New Zealand citizenship endorsement and transfer of current visas into newly issued passports.
We are responsible for processing all of the above types of visas for the following countries:
All applicants from the above countries require to obtain visa prior to travelling to New Zealand. This includes people who wish to transit New Zealand.
Please make sure to obtain a transit visa, if this is required, on the way to/from New Zealand. Keep in mind that if you do not have the required transit visa, you may be denied boarding the aircraft. Additional information on transit visas should be sought from your airline company, travel agent or at the embassy of the relevant country.