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New Zealand passports | Uruwhenua Aotearoa

The Department of Internal Affairs | Te Tari Taiwhenua

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Get $10 off passport photos when you get your secure online ID

Simply apply online for a verified RealMe account and bring your application number to a participating PostShop when you get your passport photo taken.

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Get $10 off passport photos when you get your secure online ID at the same time

Renewing your passport ONLINE? Check your photo now.

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

Check your photos before you apply

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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 application 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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Off to Australia? Save time with SmartGate.

If you have an e-passport you can use the express immigration and customs lines at Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane international airports.

Learn more about SmartGate

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Important Passport Information

Passport Office Easter & ANZAC Hours

Easter Hours

The Passport Office will be closed on Friday the 18th of April and Monday the 21st of April for Easter. During this time a Call Out service is available by appointment, please contact us for further information. Our office will reopen with full services on Tuesday the 22nd of April.

ANZAC Hours

The Passport Office will be closed on Friday the 25th of April for ANZAC Day. During this time a Call Out service is available by appointment, please contact us for further information. Our office will reopen with full services on Monday the 28th of April.

 

Passport Fee changes and the Online Renewal Service

From 2 November 2012, the passport fees for adult applicants will reduce and eligible adult applicants will have the choice to renew their passport online.

Read about the new fees and online passport renewal service.

 

Five year passports - some important information

New Zealand passports are valid for five years. (11/1/2013)

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