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

Seen the story on Seven Sharp?  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.

Citizenship Office Easter & ANZAC Hours

Easter Hours

The Citizenship Office will be closed on Friday the 18th of April and Monday the 21st of April for Easter. Citizenship Case Officers will not be available during this time. Our office will reopen with full services on Tuesday the 22nd of April.

ANZAC Hours

The Citizenship Office will be closed on Friday the 25th of April for ANZAC Day. Citizenship Case Officers will not be available during this time. Our office will reopen with full services on Monday the 28th of April.