The Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan is situated in the Pacific Ocean about 160
km off the southeastern coast of the Chinese mainland with a population of 23
million. The ROC is a multi-party, fully-fledged democratic country with all public
officials from president to county magistrates directly elected by the people
The ROC established full diplomatic ties with New Zealand in 1961. However,
on December 22, 1972, the New Zealand government switched recognition to the
People's Republic of China. To maintain trade relations between Taiwan and New
Zealand, the ROC government established the East Asian Trade Center in Auckland
in May 1973. This office was moved to Wellington and the name was changed to
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in November 1991.
TECO in New Zealand represents the Republic of China on Taiwan. It has the same
function as an embassy except the name. It serves and protects the interests
and welfare of Taiwanese in New Zealand. It also promotes economic, trade, cultural,
educational, scientific, financial, and other exchanges and cooperation between
Taiwan and New Zealand.
Currently, Taiwan is New Zealand's 8th largest market.
- Visa Application
- Authentication of Documents
- Economic Division
- Information Division
Note: THE TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE opens from Monday through Friday,
from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New Zealand
Level 21, 105 The Terrace, Wellington
P. O. Box 10-250, The Terrace, Wellington
Tel: (04) 473-6474 Fax: (04) 472-2430