The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation


Services › Births Deaths and Marriages › Name Change

Births, Deaths and Marriages is responsible for the registration of all official name changes that take place in New Zealand, and for the upkeep of, and access to those records. Through Births, Deaths and Marriages you can:

Important Name Change Information

New name change application forms that require the applicant(s) to provide evidence of their identity are now available for download. You must use the new form if you wish to apply for a name change.