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New Zealand passports | Uruwhenua Aotearoa

The Department of Internal Affairs | Te Tari Taiwhenua

Choose the right application form.

We've updated our forms. There's now a different form for adult renewals, new adult passports, and a form for children under 16 years.

Find out which form you need to use

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Plans changed? Need to travel in a hurry? Family emergency?

Upgrade to an urgent application to get your passport within 3 working days. If it's a family emergency, contact us, we will do our best to help you.

"Kia ora, how can we help?"

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Applying for a new passport? Don't end up red faced.

To help make passports secure your photos must show your face clearly. If your photos aren't right, your application will be delayed.

Check your photos before you apply

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Haere rā, kia pai tō haere. Farewell, travel safe.

Be prepared and avoid problems while you're travelling. Here are some things you need to know when going to various parts of the world.

What to do before you travel

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Off to Australia? Save time with SmartGate.

If you have an e-passport you can use the express immigration and customs lines at Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane international airports.

Learn more about SmartGate

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Renew your adult passportNew adult passportsChild passportsEmergency travel documents

Passport Office hour closures

Christchurch Passport Office is Closed

Due to the Christchurch Earthquake on 22 February 2011, our Christchurch office will be closed until further notice. For any enquiries please contact our office on Free phone 0800 22 50 50.

United Kingdom Bank Holiday Hours

The London office will be closed on Monday the 30th of May for a United Kingdom Bank Holiday. Our London office will reopen with full services on Tuesday 31st of May.

Queen's Birthday Holiday Hours

The Passport office will be closed on Monday the 6th of June for Queen's Birthday. During this time a Call Out service is available by appointment, please contact us for further information. Our office will reopen with full services on Tuesday the 7th of June.

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Fees, processing and delivery times

Processing times only start once we have a complete and accurate application. You can also apply in either Australia or the United Kingdom. International courier fees may also be charged when you submit your form.

Find out how much your passport will cost

Plan ahead

When you send your application, allow for delivery time to and from the Passport office. This can take several days.

Where to send your application form