New Zealand passports | Uruwhenua Aotearoa

The Department of Internal Affairs | Te Tari Taiwhenua

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Renewing your passport ONLINE? Check your photo now.

The easiest way to check that your photo meets our requirements when you apply for a renewal of your New Zealand Passport Online is to use our photo checking tool.

Check your photos before you apply

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Apply for a New Zealand Passport online?

With a tick, you now have an easy, fast way to get a RealMe verified identity and access a range of online services.

Find out how to get a RealMe verified identity

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Need to renew your passport?

The easiest way to renew your New Zealand passport is to apply online, you won't need to print off forms, mail us anything or visit a Passport office.

Find out how to renew your passport online

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Choose the right form.

There's now a different form for adult renewals, new adult passports, and a form for children under 16 years.

Find out which form you need to use

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Plans changed? Need to travel in a hurry? Family emergency?

Upgrade to an urgent application to get your passport within 3 working days. If it's a family emergency, contact us, we will do our best to help you.

"Kia ora, how can we help?"

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Important Passport Information

Passport Online Renewal Service Outage - 11 October 2015

The Passport Online Renewal Service will be unavailable between 8:00am - 10:00am (NZST) Sunday 11 October 2015 due to planned system maintenance. You may want to check back from time to time as you may be able to access the website earlier. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

10-year passports after law change

Select committee recommends: 10 year passports from 30 November (Beehive website 24/08/15)

10-year passports enable reduction in annual cost (Beehive website 25/05/15)

Fees, processing and delivery times

Processing times only start once we have a complete and accurate application. You can also apply in either Australia or the United Kingdom. International courier fees may also be charged when you submit your form.

Find out how much your passport will cost

Saved an incomplete online application?

If you've started filling out the form to renew your adult passport and saved an incomplete form you have 7 days to finish your application.

Log on to complete your application