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South African High Commission now in New Zealand
« on: September 01, 2009, 10:42:00 pm »
If you found this on Google - scroll down for the High Commission numbers, don't click the Contact Us link at the top of the page, I can't help you

Applications from New Zealand
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The South African High Commission in Wellington, New Zealand, started operating on 1 April 2009.

The requirements for the various services are exactly the same as on the www.sahc.org.au web page BUT must be forwarded to the South African High Commission in Wellington together with the correct NEW ZEALAND currency.

The SAHC in Wellington is able to assist with the following Consular Services:

    * Applications for Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates
    * Birth Registration: New Born
    * Passport and Temporary Passport Applications
    * Emergency Travel Certificates (one-way travel to RSA)
    * Identity Document Applications
    * Dual Citizenship Applications
    * Resumption of South African Citizenship
    * Renunciation of South African Citizenship
    * Visa Applications

The BI-9 Fingerprint form must be requested from consular@sahcwellington.co.nz

Applications emanating from New Zealand must be posted to:

The South African High Commission
P O Box 25406
WELLINGTON
6146

All applications must include a self addressed, New Zealand registered postal envelope (Return Postage).

Fees: The applicable application in New Zealand dollars are as follows:
DESCRIPTION    COST
PASSPORT ADULT    NZ$35.00
PASSPORT CHILD    NZ$27.00
PASSPORT MAXI    NZ$70.00
PASSPORT ADULT LOST    NZ$70.00
PASSPORT CHILD LOST    NZ$54.00
TEMPORARY PASSPORT ADULT    NZ$22.00
TEMPORARY PASSPORT CHILD    NZ$17.00
EMERGENCY TRAVEL CERTIFICTE ADULT    NZ$22.00
EMERGENCY TRAVEL CERTIFICTE CHILD    NZ$17.00
BIRTH, MARRIAGE OR DEATH CERTIFICATE    NZ$13.00
BIRTH REGISTRATION – NEW BORN    FREE
ID APPLICATION    NZ$5.00
DUAL (RETENTION) OF CITIZENSHIP 6(2)    NZ$30.00
RESUMPTION OF RSA CITIZENSHIP 24(6)    NZ$30.00
RENUNCIATION OF RSA CITIZENSHIP    FREE
CHANGE OF FORENAME: ADULT CHILD    NZ$26.00
CHANGE OF SURNAME OR FORENAME - MINOR    NZ$13.00
CHANGE OF SURNAME - ADULT    NZ$60.00
STATUS OF RSA RESIDENCY    NZ$13.00
AMENDMENT OF PERSONAL PARTICULARS    NZ$13.00
LETTER OF NO IMPEDIMENT    NZ$10.00

Payment must be in the form of a Money / Postal Order or Bank Draft in New Zealand currency, made payable to the “South African High Commission”.

    * Personal Cheques and Credit Cards are not acceptable.

Contact Details of the SAHC in New Zealand:

Office Hours: 08h30 to 12h00
Email: consular@sahcwellington.co.nz
Phone: +64 4 815 8484 or +64 4 815 8497
Fax: +64 4 472 5010
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Re: South African High Commission now in New Zealand
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2009, 08:08:41 pm »
Great news thanks for bringing to our attention.
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Re: South African High Commission now in New Zealand
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2009, 02:56:45 am »
Has anyone that is not staying near Wellington actually gone through this process?

Does the BI-9 fingerprint form apply for all of the applications including for a new passport?

The reason I am asking is because, when I called the consulate in Wellington (I am in Auckland) I spoke to one of those idiots that go 'eish'  :uglystupid2: and cannot even speak English properly let alone understand it and apparently he was the best person to speak to.

I have everything ready but don't know where to go to or how to get my fingerprints taken. Do I request the form, go to any NZ police station and then post this with all the other requirements to Wellington?

Please if someone could :help: - I really don't want to speak to that idiot again if I can help it...




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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2009, 03:28:36 am »
S-M some of the police stations in Ack do the SA fingerprints.  I know there's one on the North Shore somewhere and the one in Howick does too.  BUT you have to pre-book.  You cannot just turn up and expect them to do it.
I also know that they have a waiting list at the North Shore one.

I have to get more police clearances from SA!!!  Worse nightmare than using the consulate!!

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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2009, 07:36:52 am »
Thank you so much Mandy! Will phone around a bit and see what I can find out if there are any in Auckland first before I look at going to North Shore.

So I'm assuming it would be a safe bet to request the BI-9 from the Wellies consulate and then once I've got that, pre-book to get my finger prints done at a police station?

I still have just over 3 years on my passport but I want to change it to my married name and also would like to have the PR stickers (when we eventually get them) in my new passport. My DH's was issued in 2008 so his will still be fine for a very long time.

Will see how it goes and will post it here to help those that need it in the future.

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Re: South African High Commission now in New Zealand
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2009, 08:37:43 am »
A few weeks ago I sent an email to the new SA Consulate and guess what - no reply.   No matter where you put these guys it seems like they are still incompetent!!  Eish!! >:(
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Re: South African High Commission now in New Zealand
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2009, 06:37:36 pm »
We have friends here in Roto and the lady is expecting their 1st born in 2 weeks time. Apparently they have been trying to find out how to get a passport for baby and our dear friends at the SAHC in Wellies said to her that he doesn't know how to help her but they might get a temp passport for baby if they can prove that they intend to go back to SA permanently and they have 1way tickets back there. The thing is her husband is seriously unhappy and wants to go back because he got retrenched just before Xmas last year and could not get another joiner job in Roto and is now also doing Security work like me while his wife is the PA to the CEO for the same company. They have phoned a couple of times and e-mailed and every time they speak to the same idiot. It doesn't sound as if there is anybody else there. Thought I will let you know what is our friends impression of the SAHC in Wellies. Cheers, SAKB.
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Re: South African High Commission now in New Zealand
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2009, 11:04:06 pm »
Saturn, you can go to Brown Bay police station for your finger prints, but you need an appointment, so call first. The wait is about two weeks to get an appointment

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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2009, 11:23:56 pm »
Howick Police Station also do it and the wait is no where near as long.
Kyle phoned on Monday and got an appointment for the next day.

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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2009, 06:34:19 am »
Thanks guys. As soon as I have the fingerprint form I will make an appointment with either of the two mentioned below.  O0

So far, things aren't looking too bad - I sent an email to SAHC in Wellies asking for one of those forms and got an email back the next day asking me to provide my postal address so that they can post it to me. I sent that to them straight away requesting a read receipt and it was read the next day. So here is hoping I don't wait for all eternity to get this form and then I can start looking at getting the rest donel. It would be so nice to have my new passport with my married name before we get PR.

Will keep you guys posted.




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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2009, 08:01:58 am »
I'm not sure which form you're referring to but when Kyle went to Howick they supplied the fingerprint form there.  It's a SA fingerprint form.

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Re: South African High Commission now in New Zealand
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2009, 11:45:54 am »
Our local Police station in Napier also has the forms - all you do is ask for fingerprints for SA police clearance.  The bigger police stations should have them? 
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« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2009, 06:35:42 pm »
Our police station in Rotorua couldn't help me but the "custody" guys at the back of the cop shop could and they did it on their finger print forms and SA Police excepted them when they checked our last set of finger prints. Cheers, SAKB.
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Re: South African High Commission now in New Zealand
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2009, 08:48:15 am »
Thanks guys.

Fortunately I received the fingerprint form today in the post and I requested it on Tuesday so very impressive but at least I know I have back-ups. ;)

Now on to calling the police station in Howick to get those fingerprints done...

Will keep you posted.



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Re: South African High Commission now in New Zealand
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2009, 12:40:18 am »
Hi Saturn_Moon, dont know if you already had your Finger prints taken but I got mine taken at the Auckland Police station, I had to make an appointment first. CNR of Cook st and Hobson street I think.  They also had all the forms there.