The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation

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Archive Exhibition Project

The new permanent exhibition of founding constitutional documents has been named.

Find out more about He Tohu

He Tohu - logo for the Archive Exhibition Project

Births, Deaths and Marriages now on

Information about Births, Deaths and Marriages is now easier to find, easier to use, on

Go to

You can find Births, Deaths and Marriages information on

Apply for passports online now

You can now apply online for:

First time adult passports
Adult renewals
Child renewals

Find out how to apply online

Apply for or renew a New Zealand passport

Are you eligible for a Rates Rebate?

The Rates Rebate Scheme provides a subsidy to low-income homeowners on the cost of their rates.

Find out more

Are you eligible for a Rates Rebate?

Possible scam targeting citizenship applicants

The Department of Internal Affairs has been made aware of a possible scam targeting people applying for New Zealand citizenship, with callers claiming to be from Immigration New Zealand. The caller may say that there is a problem with the citizenship application, seeking money to resolve the issue. If you receive one of these calls or have any concerns regarding your citizenship application, please call Internal Affairs directly on 0800 22 51 51.
More information about a similar reported scam.

See what scams are around and how to avoid them.

Emergency information for DIA staff

In an emergency affecting our people or workplaces, DIA staff can find information on our Emergency information page.


10 year passports available in time for Christmas holidays