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New Zealand passports | Uruwhenua Aotearoa

The Department of Internal Affairs | Te Tari Taiwhenua


Apply for a child passport – application form

Front page of the Child application form

Important: You cannot apply online for a new child's passport or to renew a child's passport.

All children (under 16 years) and babies need to travel on their own passport

Consent from a parent or legal guardian is required before we will issue a child’s passport. Read this page carefully to make sure you are filling in the correct form.

  • Is your child under 16 years old?
  • Are they applying for their New Zealand Passport for the first time or renewing their New Zealand passport?
  • Have they changed their name since their last passport was issued?
  • Has their most recent passport been lost or stolen?


Download, or complete on-screen and print a child passport application form

You can complete our forms on-screen using the Editable PDF functionality with Adobe Reader'. You must still print off the application and sign where applicable by hand.

This form needs to be opened in Adobe Reader version 9 or higher.

Child passport application form (on-screen fillable) PDF, 22 pages, 1.8mb

For more information about our editable PDF forms see our Questions and Anwers on the Editable PDF application forms.

Find out how much your child's passport will cost
and how long it will take.

Your child's previous passport

If your child has a New Zealand passport you are not required to send it to us. Once your child's application has been received your child's previous New Zealand passport will be cancelled and cannot be used for travel.

Other situations:

If your child is already overseas and travel is urgent or an emergency


  • their passport has been lost or stolen,
  • they need to travel urgently (within a few days), AND
  • they can’t wait for a new passport to be issued.


If you're in Australia, contact the New Zealand Passport office in Sydney. If you're in the United Kingdom, contact the New Zealand Passport office in London.


All other travellers should contact their nearest New Zealand Embassy, High Commission or Consulate office.


Is your child now 16 years of age or older?

Children who need to renew their first New Zealand passport and are now 16 years of age or older should use the adult passport renewal form.

Renew the passport using adult passport renewal form


Children 16 years of age or older who have not previously had a New Zealand passport must use the full adult passport application form.

Complete a full adult passport application

How to complete this form

Refer to the guide notes attached to the form, or continue reading the child passport application information on this website.

Online guide to filling in the form

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Unable to download or access this form?

Printed copies are available from:


The downloadable version of this form has most of the colour and shading removed so it can be printed in black and white. You will need to print it on high quality A4 sized paper. You must send the complete application form, even if some pages have not been filled in and there are empty fields. This will help to ensure your application is not unnecessarily delayed.