The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation

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Births, Deaths and Marriages Fee Changes

On Monday the 22nd of May 2017, new fees will be introduced for Birth, Death, Marriage and Civil Union products.

Go to Govt.nz

Important fee changes information. You can find Births, Deaths and Marriages information on Govt.nz

He Tohu opens 20 May 2017

The new permanent exhibition of founding constitutional documents opens soon.

Find out more about He Tohu

He Tohu - logo for the Archive Exhibition Project

Fresh new Citizenship website

All our New Zealand Citizenship information is now available on the Govt.nz website

Go to NZ Citizenship

Faces of New Zealand citizens of various ethnicities

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?

Update: Public Services

DIA’s public counter for Passports, Citizenship and Births, Deaths and Marriages enquiries is currently at the National Library building, ground floor, corner Molesworth & Aitken St, Wellington.

Opening hours – Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm, except Wednesdays, when it is open 9am to 5pm (excluding public holidays).

Phone numbers are the same.

We encourage customers to use our online services where possible:

The National Library is open during its usual opening hours.

Archives New Zealand's Wellington building (Mulgrave Street) is open to the public. Archives regional offices in Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin are open as usual.

Emergency information for DIA staff

No current announcements. 

10 year passports available in time for Christmas holidays