The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

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Application forms and information 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. You can download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from the Adobe site. Once you have clicked on the link 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. Alternatively, hard copy versions of these forms or brochures are available from Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Important Note: Once the form is downloaded to your computer, you can print it, then complete it using a pen and return the form to Births, Deaths and Marriages. Please ensure you print and submit all pages of application forms obtained from the website.


How to pay

Please do not send cash in the mail. Refer to information on each application form for acceptable methods of payment.

Payment at one of Births, Deaths and Marriages offices

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Cheque, Bank Draft, New Zealand Post Money Orders, EFTPOS, Prezzy Card and cash if you visit one of
Births, Deaths and Marriages offices.

Payment over the phone

Not all of our products and services can be paid for over the phone.

Freephone 0800 22 77 77 (New Zealand only) or phone (+64 4) 463 9362 (from outside New Zealand) and provide details over the phone if paying by credit/debit card (Visa, Mastercard, Prezzy Card or American Express only).

Credit Card

You can pay by credit/debit card (Visa, Mastercard, Prezzy Card or American Express). If you are paying by credit/debit card, please supply the following details:
  • your name;
  • postal address;
  • phone number;
  • type of card;
  • card number;
  • expiry date;
  • name of cardholder; and
  • the total amount to be debited from your credit/debit card account.

Cheque or Bank Draft

All cheques and bank drafts must be in New Zealand dollars, drawn against a New Zealand bank account. Please make cheques and bank drafts payable to "Department of Internal Affairs".


New Zealand Post Money Orders

Money orders are available from Post Shops in New Zealand. Please make money orders payable to "Department of Internal Affairs".


EFTPOS / Cash

We accept EFTPOS and cash if you visit one of
Births, Deaths and Marriages offices.


Birth forms

Once you have clicked on the link we suggest that you select 'Open' to view and print the application form rather than 'Save' as our forms change from time to time.
Using Google Chrome to access the Notification of Birth for Registration form
To use Google Chrome to open the the form you may need to disable the PDF Viewer
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Birth fees

Product / ServiceFee
Birth registrationNo fee
Birth certificateNZ$26.50
Birth certificate package (1 pictorial and 1 standard certificate for the same person)NZ$39.80
Pre-Adoptive New Zealand birth certificateNZ$15.30
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Death form and information brochures

Once you have clicked on the link we suggest that you select 'Open' to view and print the application form rather than 'Save' as our forms change from time to time.

Please contact Births, Deaths and Marriages for a Notification of Death for Registration form.

Death fee

Product / ServiceFee
Death registrationNo fee
Death certificateNZ$26.50
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Marriage forms and information brochure

Once you have clicked on the link we suggest that you select 'Open' to view and print the application form rather than 'Save' as our forms change from time to time.

Marriage forms

You can complete our marriage forms on-screen using the Editable PDF functionality with Adobe Reader'. You must still print off the application and sign where applicable by hand.

Information brochures

Marriage and Civil Union celebrant guide and forms


Marriage fees

Product / ServiceFee
Marriage Licence (intended to be solemnised by a Marriage Celebrant)NZ$122.60
Marriage Licence (ceremony in a Registry Office) NZ$173.70
Certificate of No ImpedimentNZ$122.60 (Please note that many countries require additional fees)
Appointment as a Marriage CelebrantNo fee
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Civil Union forms and information brochures

Once you have clicked on the link we suggest that you select 'Open' to view and print the application form rather than 'Save' as our forms change from time to time.

Information brochures

Civil Union fees

Product / ServiceFee
Civil Union Licence (intended to be solemnised by a Civil Union Celebrant)NZ$122.60
Civil Union Licence (ceremony in a Registry Office)NZ$173.70
Certificate of No ImpedimentNZ$122.60 (Please note that many countries require additional fees)
Appointment as a Civil Union CelebrantNo fee
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Birth, Death, Marriage, Civil Union or Name Change certificate or printout forms

Once you have clicked on the link we suggest that you select 'Open' to view and print the application form rather than 'Save' as our forms change from time to time.

Birth, Death, Marriage, Civil Union or Name Change certificate or printout fees

Product / ServiceFee
Birth certificateNZ$26.50
Birth certificate package (1 pictorial and 1 standard certificate for the same person)NZ$39.80
Death certificateNZ$26.50
Marriage certificateNZ$26.50
Civil union certificateNZ$26.50
Name Change certificateNZ$26.50
Extended search (initial three years)NZ$15.30
Extended search (additional years)NZ$1.00
Printout of a birth, marriage or death record 1848 - 1874NZ$26.50
Printout of a birth, marriage, civil union, death or name change record 1875 onwardsNZ$20.40
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Name Change

The change of name form and required fee depends on your situation. See the tables below for details on what form to complete and fee to pay.

Please note if a birth certificate or change of name certificate is required once the change of name request has been processed, the additional fee for this document must be included with the name change form and fee.

Birth registered in New Zealand

Form Fee
Aged under two yearsBDM 36NZ$51.10
Aged under 18 years and has never been married, in a civil union or de facto relationshipBDM 122NZ$127.70
Aged under 18 years and are, or have been married, in a civil union or de facto relationshipBDM 120NZ$127.70
Aged 18 years and overBDM 120NZ$127.70

Birth not registered in New Zealand

Form Fee
Aged under 18 years and has never been married, in a civil union or de facto relationshipBDM 122NZ$127.70
Aged under 18 years and are, or have been, married, in a civil union or de facto relationshipBDM 120NZ$127.70
Aged 18 years and overBDM 120NZ$127.70
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Name Change forms

Once you have clicked on the link we suggest that you select 'Open' to view and print the application form rather than 'Save' as our forms change from time to time.

Name Change fees

Product / ServiceFee
Recording of name change on marriage or civil union registrationNZ$46.00
Copy of name change statutory declarationNZ$20.40
Copy of deed poll (executed before 1 September 1995)NZ$20.40
Birth certificateNZ$26.50
Birth certificate package (1 pictorial and 1 standard certificate for the same person)NZ$39.80
Name change certificateNZ$26.50
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Human Assisted Reproductive Technology register (HART) forms

Once you have clicked on the link we suggest that you select 'Open' to view and print the application form rather than 'Save' as our forms change from time to time.

Human Assisted Reproductive Technology register (HART) fees

Product / ServiceFee
Confirmation if donor information is heldNZ$15.30
Advise if any offspring births have occurredNZ$15.30
Donor offspring printout(s)NZ$40.80
Donor printoutNZ$40.80
Sibling printout(s)NZ$40.80
Confirmation if donor information is held plus donor and/or sibling printout(s)NZ$40.80
Advise if any offspring births have occurred plus donor offspring printout(s)NZ$40.80
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Birth, Death, Marriage, Civil Union or Name Change certificate and printout fees when lodged in Australia

Product / ServiceFee
Birth, Death, Marriage, Civil Union or Name Change certificateAU$25.00
Birth certificate package (1 pictorial and 1 standard certificate for the same person)AU$38.00
Printout of a birth, marriage or death record 1848 - 1874AU$25.00
Printout of a birth, marriage, civil union, death or name change record 1875 onwardsAU$18.00
Name Change if born in New Zealand and 2 years of age or olderAU$112.00
Name Change if outside of New ZealandAU$112.00
Marriage Licence (intended to be solemnised by a Marriage Celebrant)AU$108.00
Marriage Licence (ceremony in a Registry Office within New Zealand) AU$154.00
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Birth, Death, Marriage, Civil Union or Name Change certificate and printout fees when lodged in the United Kingdom

Product / ServiceFee
Birth, Death, Marriage, Civil Union or Name Change certificateGBP14.00
Birth certificate package (1 pictorial and 1 standard certificate for the same person)GBP21.00
Printout of a birth, marriage, civil union, death or name change record 1875 onwardsGBP11.00
Printout of a birth, marriage or death record 1848 - 1874GBP14.00


Document Authentication and Translation Service


If you intend to use your Births, Deaths and Marriages product in a country other than New Zealand, we recommend you visit our Document Authentication and Translation Service for more information.

For information regarding other Births, Deaths and Marriages products and services not listed here, contact us.

Access Register form and fees

Once you have clicked on the link we suggest that you select 'Open' to view and print the application form rather than 'Save' as our forms change from time to time. There is currently no fee to request a report from the access register. Note that the access register commenced on 25 January 2009 and will not include requests made prior to that date.


Non-disclosure direction form and fees

Contact us to request an application to place a non-disclosure direction on your information.

Once you have clicked on the link we suggest that you select 'Open' to view and print the application form rather than 'Save' as our forms change from time to time. There are no fees for adding, reinstating or withdrawing a non-disclosure direction.


Declaration form

Once you have clicked on the link we suggest that you select 'Open' to view and print the application form rather than 'Save' as our forms change from time to time.

Return courier delivery of your Births, Deaths and Marriages document

]If you wish to have your Births, Deaths and Marriages documents couriered (less than 1kg) then include a cover note and the additional fee with your application: The courier fee to deliver documents within New Zealand is NZ$5.00 For overseas courier fees refer to Courier Fees and Delivery times of Births, Deaths and Marriages documents (pdf 78kb)