The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation

 

New Zealand citizenship

The silver fern is iconic symbol of New Zealand citizenship

Had a child overseas?  Find out more!

If you have had a child overseas they might not be able to pass on citizenship to their own children in the future.

Find out more about citizenship by descent.

Wellington and Auckland anniversary hours

The Wellington Citizenship Office will be closed on Monday the 19th of January for Wellington Anniversary Day. Wellington citizenship case officers will not be available during this time. The Contact Centre will be open from 8:00am to 6:00pm for urgent enquiries only. Our Wellington office will reopen with full services on Tuesday the 20th of January.

The Auckland and Manukau Citizenship Offices will be closed on Monday the 26th of January for Auckland Anniversary Day, and will reopen with full services on Tuesday the 27th of January.