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We welcome this week our new members from Hong Kong,  Fiji and Korea.

You have access to all our sites but we suggest you go to the following three sites first  . . . . . . .

Passports - Applications    (You are here now)

Citizenship - How to Apply


This site must be read together with our full site on Immigration and our site on Citizenship.

You can now do almost all of the work to obtain a New Zealand passport on the Internet. 

Press Release 21 April 2005  .  .  .  .  . 

Passport changes come into force

The rules surrounding passports and citizenship change today.

People who want to become New Zealand citizens now have to apply for permanent residency first and those seeking residency through a spouse will no longer have preferential treatment.

From 2006, children born to non-permanent resident parents will no longer be able to claim citizenship status. In addition, new passports will only be valid for five years. The changes follow the passage of legislation through Parliament last week.

We provide you with a direct link to the relevant Section of the Website for the Department of Internal Affairs below. 

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To get a passport, you should apply to the Passport Office of the Department of Internal Affairs. You m

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