A new consular office has been opened in Mumbai to help increase ties between New Zealand and India.
22 March 2011
New Zealand Embassy opens office in Mumbai
A new office has been opened in the Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, by the New Zealand Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman.
The New Zealand Embassy office will be a key part of strengthening trade and cultural ties between the two countries. New Zealand is looking to partner with India in key industries such as agricultural technology and the food supply chain, IT innovation, aviation, wood and green technologies.
The office will provide consular, trade, investment, tourism and New Zealand Visa services and offer an enhanced service to facilitate the development of business and wider relationship between India and New Zealand.
At opening of the office, Dr Coleman said, “The opening of the Consulate General symbolises the commitment of New Zealand government to our relationship with India. It also demonstrates New Zealand’s commitment to increased synergy for travel between India and New Zealand and business and investment opportunities.”
India is New Zealand’s eighth largest export market, up from 24th place three years ago, and it a market that is valued at over NZ$1.2 billion.
The New Zealand Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people with their New Zealand immigration applications to the New Zealand Embassy.