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.

Important Citizenship Information

New Zealand Citizenship Labour Day Hours (New Zealand)

The Citizenship office will be closed on Monday the 27th of October for Labour Day. Citizenship Case Officers will not be available during this time. Our office will reopen with full services on Tuesday the 28th of October.