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Citizenship Application Fees and Forms



Citizenship Application Fees

Grant of New Zealand Citizenship (adult)NZ$460.00
Grant of New Zealand Citizenship (child under 16)NZ$230.00
Registration of New Zealand Citizenship by Descent (if processed in New Zealand)NZ$200.00
Registration of New Zealand Citizenship by Descent (if processed in Sydney)A$180.00
Registration of New Zealand Citizenship by Descent (if processed in London)GBP73.00
Denial of New Zealand CitizenshipNZ$110.00
Confirmation of New Zealand Citizenship by Grant NZ$110.00
Certified Copy of Descent Registration CertificateNZ$110.00
Confirmation of Birth in New ZealandNZ$110.00
Translation feeNZ$45.00 (per document)

Payment must be made with the application. We recommend that you do not send cash in the mail. Payment can be made by:
  • Credit Card - You can use Visa, Bankcard or Mastercard. The 'Denial of New Zealand Citizenship' application form does not have a credit card payment section. If paying by credit card please download a Credit Card Payment form and send it in with your application.
  • Personal Cheque - Personal cheques must be in New Zealand currency drawn against a New Zealand bank account. Make cheques payable to 'Department of Internal Affairs'.
  • Bank Draft - Bank drafts must be in New Zealand currency drawn against a New Zealand bank. Make bank drafts payable to 'Department of Internal Affairs'
  • Money Order - Money orders are available from New Zealand Post shops. Make money orders payable to 'Department of Internal Affairs'
  • EFTPOS/Cash - We accept EFTPOS and cash if you visit one of our offices.

Citizenship Application Forms

Please see the application form downloads 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 our office.

Application forms on this website are in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view or download the form. You can download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from the
Adobe site.

Please note, if you choose to print the 'Application guide for a Grant of New Zealand Citizenship' it can use a large quantity of ink, due to it's size of 28 pages. Alternatively hard copy versions of these forms or application guide are available from the Citizenship Office.

Note: As of 1 October 2005, the fee for the translation of documents is NZ$45.00 per document.

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Last updated: 22/05/2006