The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation

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Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction

The Government's Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction is underway.

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Wharenui, Māori meeting house

He Tohu now open!

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

He Tohu logo

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

Archives New Zealand - Christchurch Office:

Important message for all Christchurch Office of Archives New Zealand customers (Updated May 2018)

Manukau Office:

DIA’s public counter for Passports, Citizenship and Births, Deaths and Marriages enquiries in Manukau has moved to 7 Ronwood Avenue, Manukau 2104 (Show map)

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

Limited parking is available onsite - Our parking spaces are labelled, “DIA”.  

There are public parking options nearby.

Wellington Office:

DIA’s Wellington public counter for Passports, Citizenship and Births, Deaths and Marriages enquiries is currently at the National Library building, lower ground floor, corner Molesworth & Aitken St, Wellington 6011 (Show map) 

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

Phone numbers are the same.

We encourage customers to use our online services where possible:

Emergency information for DIA staff

Business Continuity Awareness Week 2018

10 year passports available in time for Christmas holidays