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New Zealand passports | Uruwhenua Aotearoa

The Department of Internal Affairs | Te Tari Taiwhenua


Apply for a new adult passport – application form

Front page of the Renewal application form

Are you using the correct application form?

Read this page carefully to make sure you are using the correct form.

You are not able to apply for a new adult passport online.

  • Are you 16 years or over?
  • Are you applying for a New Zealand passport for the first time?
  • Are you renewing your passport and your name has changed since your previous passport?
  • Are you renewing your passport because your previous passport is lost or stolen?

Download, or complete on-screen and print an adult 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.

New adult passport application form (on-screen fillable) PDF, 22 pages, 1.07mb

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

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

Your previous passport

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

Other situations:

If you're already overseas and travel is urgent or an emergency


  • your passport has been lost or stolen
  • you need to travel urgently (within a few days), AND
  • you 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.


Applying for a passport for a child under 16 years?

  • Children who need to renew or apply for their first New Zealand passport and are under 16 years of age must use the child passport application form
Use the child passport application form

If you already have a New Zealand passport


  • your name is the same as your current passport
  • your passport is not lost, stolen or destroyed, AND
  • you’re 16 years of age or older.
Use the simpler renewal form

How to complete this form

Refer to the guide notes attached to the form, or continue reading the adult 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 by you and there are empty fields. This will help to ensure your application is not unnecessarily delayed.