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Location and number of New Zealand citizens and permanent residents currently overseas registered on safe travel website

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From: P mittal

Dear Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade,

Request you to please provide country /location wise details and numbers of New Zealand citizens and permanent residents travelling overseas currently registered on safe travel website that are stranded overseas due to closure of borders due to covid-19 pandemic.

Yours faithfully,
P Mittal

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From: ENQUIRIES
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

[UNCLASSIFIED]

Thank you for your enquiry,

 

A large number of Ministry staff are currently working on issues relating
to the impact of COVID-19, which is putting pressure on business as usual
work, however we are doing our best to action all requests as quickly as
possible.

We advise that New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to
the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and travel restrictions.
Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, we
encourage New Zealanders overseas to take steps to stay safely where they
are. See the [1]SafeTravel website for more information, including advice
for those who are staying put and steps you should take if you still want
to try to return home. We encourage all New Zealanders overseas to
[2]register their details with SafeTravel for important updates.

For information on New Zealand’s border measures and self-isolation
requirements on return to New Zealand, visit the [3]Ministry of Health and
[4]Immigration New Zealand websites.
 

New Zealanders seeking consular assistance overseas can contact their
nearest New Zealand Embassy or Consulate. Contact details are listed in
each country page on the SafeTravel website. For urgent consular
assistance after-hours, please contact +64 99 20 20 20 (monitored 24 hours
a day).

o For urgent consular issues, or if you are a New Zealand citizen
overseas needing assistance, please email [email address]

o For enquiries regarding New Zealand Scholarships, please use the
scholarships enquiries form available at:
[5]https://scholarship.force.com/CommunityF.... We will not
respond to scholarship enquiries sent to this mailbox.

o HR or Jobs at MFAT – visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
website; vacancies:
[6]https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/about-us/wor...
o MFAT Graduate Programme - send all enquiries to:
[email address]

o Visas for New Zealand are issued by Immigration New Zealand. For
information on visas and travelling to New Zealand, please see their
website: [7]www.immigration.govt.nz

o For information on Visas for Other Countries please contact the
relevant foreign representative to New Zealand. A full list can be
found on our website: [8]www.mfat.govt.nz/en/embassies/

o Passports are issued by the Department of Internal Affairs. Please see
their website for more information: [9]www.passports.govt.nz

o Citizenship – please contact the Citizenship section of the Department
of Internal Affairs: [10]www.dia.govt.nz/New-Zealand-citizenship

o Authentication of documents – please contact the Authentication
section of the Department of Internal Affairs:
[11]www.dia.govt.nz/document-authentication

o For information on bringing goods into New Zealand, please see the New
Zealand Customs website: [12]www.customs.govt.nz

o Linked with NZ suppliers or companies – please contact New Zealand
Trade and Enterprise: [13]www.nzte.govt.nz

 

For all other enquiries you can expect a response in due course.

 

Kind regards,

 

MFAT Enquiries
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatû Aorere
195 Lambton Quay, Private Bag 18901
Wellington 6160
New Zealand
[14]www.mfat.govt.nz | [15]www.safetravel.govt.nz

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From: ESD
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

[UNCLASSIFIED]

Dear P Mittal
 
Thank you for your OIA request, this email confirms receipt and advises that your request has been sent to the appropriate division for response.

Please note that our response letter to you (with your personal details redacted), and any enclosed documents, may be published on the Ministry’s website.

Most Ministry staff are now working remotely and still deeply involved with issues relating to COVID-19, which is putting continuing pressure on business as usual work; we are, however, doing our best to process all of our requests where possible.  Given these pressures, Ministry staff are likely to contact you to discuss any expected limits to the information that can be can provided to you without impacting the operations of the Ministry at this time as we support the Government’s response to the COVID-19 emergency in New Zealand and support New Zealanders offshore.

On 24 March 2020, the Office of the Ombudsman released a statement relating to official information response times during the COVID-19 emergency. The full press release can be found online at: https://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/news...

Kind regards
 
Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatû Aorere

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade


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[UNCLASSIFIED]

Dear P Mittal

 

Please find attached a response to your OIA request.

 

Kind regards

ESD

 

 

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatū Aorere

 

T +64 4 439 8000   E  [1][email address]  

 

[2]www.mfat.govt.nz | [3]www.safetravel.govt.nz

 

195 Lambton Quay, Private Bag 18901
Wellington 6160

New Zealand

[4]www.mfat.govt.nz | [5]www.embassy.govt.nz | [6]www.aid.govt.nz |
[7]www.safetravel.govt.nz

 

 

[UNCLASSIFIED]

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