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Citizenship Application Forms


Citizenship Application Fees

Grant of New Zealand Citizenship (adult)NZ$470.20
Grant of New Zealand Citizenship (child under 16 years)NZ$235.10
Registration of New Zealand Citizenship by Descent (if processed in New Zealand)NZ$204.40
Registration of New Zealand Citizenship by Descent (if processed in Sydney)A$180.00
Registration of New Zealand Citizenship by Descent (if processed in London)GBP94.00
Denial of New Zealand CitizenshipNZ$112.40
Confirmation of New Zealand Citizenship by Grant NZ$112.40
Certified Copy of Descent Registration CertificateNZ$112.40
Confirmation of Birth in New ZealandNZ$112.40
Translation feeNZ$75.00 (per document)

Payment must be made with the application. We recommend that you do not send cash in the mail. Payment can be made by:
  • Credit Card - You can use Visa, Mastercard or American Express.
  • Personal Cheque - Personal cheques must be in New Zealand currency drawn against a New Zealand bank account. Make cheques payable to 'Department of Internal Affairs'.
  • Bank Draft - Bank drafts must be in New Zealand currency 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.
If you are applying from outside New Zealand and wish us to return your documents by courier please contact us for the current courier fee.

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. For further information see Important Notices. Please Note: Refunds cannot be granted for any applications other than for New Zealand citizenship by grant.
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Citizenship Application Forms, Guides and Guide Sheets

Please see the application form downloads below. 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.

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.

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 form and brochures are available from the Citizenship Office.


Grant of New Zealand Citizenship

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:

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).

New Zealand Citizenship by Descent


Confirmation and Denial of New Zealand Citizenship


Deed of Paternity

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