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The Department of Internal Affairs

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Services › Citizenship › Approved Translation Agencies

All documents not in English must be translated. Translation services approved by the New Zealand Citizenship Office are listed below.

We will also accept official translations of documents into English by the following:
  • The issuing Government agency.
  • A court in the country of origin if they have been authenticated by that country's diplomatic post in New Zealand.
Original documents must be sent in with the English translation.

If you need an English translation, include NZ$75.00 for each document that requires translation by the Translation Service. The Citizenship Office will organise an official translation, which will be returned to you with your documents.

Alternatively, you may contact one of the following agencies (please note, the fees may differ).

A2ZTranslate

Physical Address
Level B1, The General Buildings
31-33 Shortland Street
Auckland

Postal Address
PO Box 106097
Auckland 1143
Freephone: 0800 889 0160 (NZ Only)
www.a2ztranslate.co.nz
Email: info@a2ztranslate.co.nz


Kiwi Translation

Postal Address
PO Box 12075
Christchurch 8023
Phone: (03) 332 4584
Mobile: 027 286 1669
www.kiwitranslation.com
Email: info@kiwitranslation.com


MLT Translation Centre

Physical Address
Unit 9
Carlton Mews
21 Bealey Avenue
Christchurch 8014

Postal Address
PO Box 2765
Christchurch 8140
Phone: (03) 377 1227
Fax: (03) 377 1217
www.mlt.co.nz
Email: translate@mlt.co.nz


New Zealand Translation Centre Ltd

Physical Address
68 Dixon Street
Wellington 6011

Postal Address
PO Box 27312
Marion Square
Wellington 6141
Phone: (04) 384 5047
www.nztranslation.co.nz
Email: sales@nztrans.co.nz


Pacific International Translations (NZ) Ltd

Physical Address
Level 4
203 Queen Street
Auckland 1010

Postal Address
PO Box 7067
Wellesley Street
Auckland 1141
Phone: (09) 913 5290
Fax: (09) 913 5291
www.pactranz.com
Email: info@pactranz.com


Straker Translations

Physical Address
Level 1
5 Antares Place
Auckland 0632

Postal Address
PO Box 305-110
Triton Plaza
Albany
Auckland
Phone: (09) 951 8320
Fax: (09) 913 5291
www.strakertranslations.com
Email: sales@straker.co.nz


Spanish Communications Ltd

Spanish translations only
Physical Address
9 Blencathra Place
Westmorland
Christchurch 8025
Phone: 03 339 0057
Mobile: 022 4275475
www.spanish.kiwi
Email: info@spanish.kiwi


The Translation Service

Physical Address
Te Putahi Whakawhiti Reo
Level 3
109 Featherston Street
Wellington 6011

Postal Address
PO Box 805
Wellington 6140
Freephone: 0800872 675 (NZ Only)
Phone: (04) 04 460 2220
www.dia.govt.nz/Translation-Service
Email: translate@dia.govt.nz


TransNational

Physical Address
35B Riccarton Road
Christchurch
Phone: 0800 000 339 (NZ Only)
Mobile: 021 056 3918
Fax: (03) 281 7401
www.transnational-ltd.co.nz
Email: enquiries@transnational-ltd.co.nz

Branches also in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Napier, New Plymouth, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown.