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New Zealand Passport

New-Zealand Visa

New Zealand Passport Application

To be issued with a passport you must be a New Zealand citizen under the Passports Act 1992, and you must complete a Passport Application Form which will cover:

The Passport Application Form must be completed in full if:

Proof of New Zealand Citizenship

Proof of your Name Change Details

Proof of Identity

You need to get someone you know to formally identify you on the application form and to identify your photos. This person will be called your witness and needs to meet the requirements outlined below.

A witness must not:

A witness must: A witness will: If a witness cannot be found who is a current New Zealand passport holder, choose someone from the following groups to act as your witness. They must meet all the other witness criteria mentioned above.

Photographic Proof of Your Identity

You must provide two identical photos. The photos must be:

The witness who identifies you on the application form must write your full name on the back of one photo, and then sign and date it.

For more information on passport photo requirements, an electronic (.pdf) version of our pamphlet is also available for download here. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the Adobe site.

Application Fees

Applicant Standard Service Urgent Service Callout Service
Adult NZ$71.00 NZ$146.00 NZ$401.00
Child (under 16 years) NZ$36.00 NZ$111.00 NZ$366.00

Payment can be made by credit card (Mastercard, Bankcard or Visa) cheque or money order. Make cheques and money orders payable to Department of Internal Affairs. Please do not send cash through the mail.

Application Form

Form download below. Once the form is downloaded to your computer, you can print it, then complete it using a pen and return the form and accompanying material to us by mail.

Application Form for a New Zealand Passport (240k)

New Zealand Passport Requirements and Passport offices

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