The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation


Services › Citizenship › Citizenship Forms and Information Brochures

Image of the citizenship application forms and guides

You can download forms and information brochures here. We suggest that you select ‘Open’ to view and print the application form or brochure rather than ‘Save’ as our forms and brochures change from time to time.

Once the form is downloaded to your computer, you can print it, complete it using a pen and return the form and accompanying material to our office.

Citizenship by grant forms

If you have moved to New Zealand and want to get citizenship use one of these forms:

Citizenship by descent forms

If you were born or adopted outside New Zealand and one of your parents was a New Zealand citizen otherwise than by descent at the time of your birth, then you should use this form:

Other documents and form

Application forms and brochures on this website are in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader 6 or higher installed on your computer to view or download the form or brochure. You can download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from the Adobe site.

Hard copy versions of these form and brochures are available from the Citizenship Office.

Grant of New Zealand Citizenship

Grant of New Zealand Citizenship - Samoan

Translated guide sheet for:
  • Samoan (pdf 118kb) (Please Note: this information is also on page 16 of the application guide).

Translated guide sheets

The Citizenship Office has translated guide sheets to help you send us the right documents when applying for the grant of New Zealand citizenship. They also contain useful information on how to obtain documents from overseas if you do not have the original documents.

Some guide sheets are in English and cover India, English-speaking countries (including South Africa and Zimbabwe) and African countries. Guide sheets have also been translated into the following languages:

Confirmation and Denial of New Zealand Citizenship

Deed of Paternity

Deed of Paternity forms are used when you need to prove who the father of a child is. This is usually when the father isn’t on the birth certificate.

You need to send the mother’s and father’s passport with the forms.

Renunciation of New Zealand Citizenship

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