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Information about DIA’s services. The health and safety of our people and our customers is our priority.


COVID-19:Information about DIA’s services

Tāhuhu: Preserving the Nation’s Memory

Preserving what is important and providing a place for our memories - learning from the past to help shape our future.


Artist's impression of planned Aitken Street and Mulgrave Street Archives New Zealand building

Annual Report 2019

Check out our digital Annual Report for 2018/19.

Pūrongo Ā Tau

Annual Report 2019

Visit award-winning He Tohu!

The permanent exhibition of New Zealand's founding constitutional documents is free to the public at the National Library on Molesworth and Aitken Streets in Wellington.

Find out more about He Tohu

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Passports – apply online!

Most people can apply for their New Zealand passport online in just a few minutes.

Find out how to apply online

Apply for or renew a New Zealand passport











Public service updates

Covid-19 and counter services:

Our central counter sites are open Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. Counter services are by appointment only. Where possible please use our online services to apply as appointments are limited (links below). Our Community Operations offices are open for staff with community access via appointment only.

For further information: COVID-19: Information about DIA's services

Local Government Covid-19 Response Unit

The Department of Internal Affairs has convened and is hosting a Covid-19 Local Government Response Unit. This dedicated working group comprises senior leadership from DIA’s Central Local Government Partnerships, Local Government Policy and Operations teams, from the Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM),  Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ), and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). 

For further information: Local Government COVID-19 response

Emergency information for DIA staff

All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1.

If you have questions about what this means for you and your mahi, please talk to your Manager.

For further information: DIA’s response to COVID-19 and information on services

10 year passports available in time for Christmas holidays