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Information about DIA’s services. The health and safety of our people and our customers is our priority.


COVID-19:Information about DIA’s services

Preserving the Nation’s Memory (PtNM)

Preserve, protect and make accessible our documentary heritage and taonga.


Artist's impression of planned Aitken Street and Mulgrave Street Archives New Zealand building

Annual Report 2019

Check out our digital Annual Report for 2018/19.

Pūrongo Ā Tau

Annual Report 2019

Visit award-winning He Tohu!

The permanent exhibition of New Zealand's founding constitutional documents is free to the public at the National Library on Molesworth and Aitken Streets in Wellington.

Find out more about He Tohu

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Passports – apply online!

Most people can apply for their New Zealand passport online in just a few minutes.

Find out how to apply online

Apply for or renew a New Zealand passport











Public service updates

Covid-19 and walk-in services:

All our public counters are now closed, including passport services, birth, death and marriage certificates, and access to family records. If you require any of these services, you must use our online services:

For further information: COVID-19: Information about DIA's services

Local Government Covid-19 Response Unit

The Department of Internal Affairs has convened and is hosting a Covid-19 Local Government Response Unit. This dedicated  working group comprises senior leadership from DIA’s Central Local Government Partnerships, Local Government Policy and Operations teams, from the Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM),  Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ), and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). 

For further information: Local Government COVID-19 response

Emergency information for DIA staff

The Prime Minister has announced COVID-19 alert level is immediately raised to alert level three, and will be raised to level four on Wednesday, March 25. This means you need to stay at home. Please talk to your manager about what this means for your work and keep an eye on 1840 and this website for information and updates.

For further information: DIA’s response to COVID-19 and information on services

10 year passports available in time for Christmas holidays