Further Advice / Contacts

Seeking informal advice before making a formal mutual assistance request

Any country that is not familiar with the procedure that applies to them under New Zealand mutual assistance law, or would like advice on the problem of a particular form of assistance, is urged to seek advice from Crown Law Office before preparing a formal request for mutual assistance.

Crown Law Office will make available to any government interested in making a request for mutual assistance information about the procedure that applies to that country under New Zealand mutual assistance law. Crown Law Office may also be able to supply model documents to assist in the preparation of a request.

In addition, Crown Law Office is willing to consider, via email, draft mutual assistance requests in advance of a formal request being made to avoid unnecessary delay caused by the authentication and transmission of final documents that do not meet the requirements of New Zealand's mutual assistance regime.

Contact details

Please contact:

Email: criminal@crownlaw.govt.nz

Crown Law Office
PO Box 2858
Wellington 6011
New Zealand