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The Embassy – Emergency

Embassy of Italy in Wellington

The Embassy covers the territory of New Zealand, the Island of Pitcairn and of Tokelau. The Ambassador of Italy in New Zealand – resident in Wellington – is also Ambassador of the following Pacific Island States, Countries of secondary accreditation: Cook Islands, Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu; therefore the Embassy is competent also for the Italian citizens living in those countries and for the relations between Italy and those States, all members of the United Nations.

If you need information about New Zealand and/or Countries of secondary accreditation, please check the “Viaggiare Sicuri” website.

If you plan to come and visit New Zealand and/or Countries of secondary accreditation, please inform us about your trip through “Dove siamo nel mondo” website.



  • Following a significant civil defence event, the New Zealand Police would activate a New Zealand specific page on the ICRC Restoring Family Links website. The webpage enables people to self-register their status. Registrants can either register as “I am alive” or register others as “missing”. This information is then visible for the public on the webpage. As part of the registration process, registrants must include their nationality. This allows New Zealand Police to maintain accurate and real time records of the nationalities of people registered and affected by the event. The generic Restoring Family Links website can be viewed at: Following a major civil defence event, this webpage would include a link to the New Zealand specific webpage.


  • Emergency number (only for extreme emergencies related to Italian citizens and outside office hours), active:

           – from Monday to Thursday from h 5.00 p.m. to h 9.00 a.m. ;

           – from Friday h 2.00 p.m. to Monday h 9.00 a.m. , Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays 24h

           ph. 00 64 (0) 27 444 8259

  • Emergency Satellite Number will be activated during natural disasters if mobile and telephone lines are not working 

          ph. 00 870.776.442.074

  • Telephone no. of the UNITA’ DI CRISI at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Rome, Italy:

           tel. 0039 (0) 6 36225 daily 24 hours (only in cases of extreme urgency)