The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation

 

Births, deaths and marriages - Whānautanga, matenga, mārenatanga

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Trace your family history

Historical records for New Zealand births, deaths and marriages are available to search online. Searches are free, and certificates can be ordered by using your credit card.

Trace your family history on BDM Online

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Register a birth online

You can now register the birth of your child using our online form, order a birth certificate and apply for an IRD number for your baby at the same time.

Register your baby

Births, Deaths and Marriages information is moving to Govt.nz

A small amount of Births, Deaths and Marriages information is already available on Govt.nz. On 4 May 2016 this is being extended to include full and complete BDM information. From 27 May customers trying to access BDM information on the DIA website will automatically be redirected to Govt.nz.