The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua | Department of Internal Affairs

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation


Resource material › Information We Provide › Identity

  • Identity Policy
    Summary of Identity policy administered by the Department of Internal Affairs (including citizenship), including summaries of relevant legislation
  • Identity Verification Service
    The Identity Verification Service is a way for people to verify their identity to government agencies online and in real time up to a high level of confidence using an igovt ID. This would be like showing someone your passport to prove who you are. Instead a similar process is happening online.
  • Passports information (New Zealand passports | Uruwhenua Aotearoa website)
    Information about how to apply for a New Zealand passport
  • Information for transgender applicants
    Information for transgender applicants of Department of Internal Affairs services, including birth, death and marriage registration, passports and citizenship.