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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).

Approved Translation Agencies

The Translation Service

Physical Address
Te Putahi Whakawhiti Reo
Ground Floor of the Archives New Zealand building
10 Mulgrave Street
Wellington 6011

Postal Address
PO Box 805
Wellington 6140
Phone: (04) 816 4011
Fax: (04) 470 2921

Interpreting and Translation Service

Physical Address
901 Great South Road
Auckland 1010

Postal Address
PO Box 98743
Auckland 2241
Phone: (09) 276 0014
Fax: (09) 276 0198

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

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

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

Straker Translations

Physical Address
Level 1
5 Antares Place
Auckland 0632

Postal Address
PO Box 305-110
Triton Plaza
Phone: (09) 951 8320
Fax: (09) 913 5291


Physical Address
35B Riccarton Road
Phone: 0800 000 339
Mobile: 021 056 3918
Fax: (03) 281 7401

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