The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation

 

Services › Citizenship › Citizenship Fees and Charges

Application

New Zealand
Australia & United Kingdom
Citizenship by GrantNZ$470.20 Adult
NZ$235.10 Child (under 16 years)
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Citizenship by DescentNZ$204.40
AU$192.00
GB£110.00
Certified Copy of Descent Registration CertificateNZ$112.40
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Confirmation of Citizenship by Grant NZ$112.40
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Confirmation of Birth in New ZealandNZ$112.40
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Denial of CitizenshipNZ$112.40
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Translation feeNZ$75.00 (per document)
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Courier feesSee courier fees below
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Withdrawing your application

If you choose to withdraw your New Zealand citizenship by grant application you may be eligible for a refund of part of the application fee. Please Note: You cannot get a refund for any applications except New Zealand citizenship by grant.


Payment

You need to pay the fee when you make an application. Do not send cash in the mail. You can pay by:
  • Credit Card - You can use Visa, Mastercard or American Express.
  • Personal Cheque - Personal cheques must be in New Zealand dollars and drawn against a New Zealand bank account. Make cheques payable to 'Department of Internal Affairs'.
  • Bank Draft - Bank drafts must be in New Zealand dollars drawn against a New Zealand bank. Make bank drafts payable to 'Department of Internal Affairs'
  • Money Order - Money orders are available from New Zealand Post shops. Make money orders payable to 'Department of Internal Affairs'
  • EFTPOS/Cash - We accept EFTPOS and cash if you visit one of our offices.

Courier fees

If you are applying from outside New Zealand and want us to return your documents by courier please include the courier fee.
Delivery zone
Appling from
New Zealand
Applying from
Australia
Applying from
the United Kingdom
Australia
NZ$15.00
Included in application fee
Lodge your application in Australia
United Kingdom
NZ$25.00
Lodge your application in the United Kingdom
UK First Class Mail - included in application fee
Courier - GB£9.00
Asia-Pacific countries
NZ$15.00
AU$24.00
Lodge your application in New Zealand or Australia
the United States
(not Canada)
NZ$20.00
AU$28.00
GB£27.50
European countries
(excluding the UK)
NZ$25.00
Lodge your application in New Zealand or in the United Kingdom
GB£18.50
the 'Rest of World'
NZ$30.00
Lodge your application in New Zealand or in the United Kingdom
GB£34.50
IranIf your delivery address is in Iran please contact the New Zealand Embassy in Tehran, Iran for advice.
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