The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua | Department of Internal Affairs

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This page contains Citizenship operational policy. These can be viewed and downloaded below.

For all enquiries regarding Citizenship policies please contact the the Citizenship Office.

Policy manuals on this website are in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader 9 or higher installed on your computer to view or download the chapter. You can download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from the Adobe site.

Grant of New Zealand Citizenship - Policy

Citizenship Guidance - November 2020 - PDF version (.PDF, 373KB)
Citizenship Guidance - November 2020 - WORD version (.DOCX, 183KB)

Citizenship Guidance - June 2020 - PDF version (.PDF, 373KB)
Citizenship Guidance - June 2020 - WORD version (.DOCX, 183KB)

Citizenship Guidance - March 2020 - PDF version (.PDF, 364KB)
Citizenship Guidance - March 2020 - WORD version (.DOCX, 177KB)

Citizenship Guidance - April 2019 - PDF version (.PDF, 383KB)
Citizenship Guidance - April 2019 - WORD version (.DOCX, 158KB)

Transgender Applicants

All of the Department of Internal Affairs' information for transgender applicants is located on one page.
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